Halloween Memories and Baby Costumes

I remember counting down to Halloween as a kid. The decorations, the costumes, the candy, the Halloween episodes on my favorite after school shows (Darkwing Duck, Animaniacs, Saved by the Bell, Home Improvement, Are You Afraid of the Dark). I remember my Mom being super cool and letting me have a sleep over AND stay up as late as I wanted EVEN if there was school the next day. I remember reading Goosebumps and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (those books with the reeeally creepy covers).




I remember the year my mom ripped up a bunch of old sheets and created the world’s most legitimate mummy costume. I remember dressing up as a bunny, a cheer leader, a punk rock girl, a witch with green skin and the ridiculous killer from Scream three years in a row.  Most of my Halloween memories were directly associated with my costume from that year.

So you can imagine that my heart was a bit broken when Wesley refused to wear a costume for the first three years of his life. And I’m not talking about a little protest. I’m talking an act as if I was dressing him in hot lava type of protest. So I gave in. I took a deep breath and made the most of a holiday that no one in our family seemed to actually be enjoying. You can read about our previous Halloween (mis)adventures here.

Until this year.
This year he gets it.
And he’s excited.
Already wearing his costume around the house for hours each day (including the MASK!!!).

This year we’re excited.
You could even say I’m counting down the days until Halloween again.
Wesley will be Spiderman (shocker).
And Sawyer will be…well that’s what we’re trying to figure out still.
There is just too much cuteness out there for a one year old.
What’s your vote for Sawyer?

Also, who knew Kohls had such adorable costumes??
A turkey–I mean…
And the sock monkey–that kid even looks like Sawyer.


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  1. Christine Hawkins says:

    I would pick the sock monkey or a frog would be adorable

  2. Where the wild things are!!

  3. The baby in the sock monkey costume looks a lot like Sawyer without dimples. The baby owl is darling! I vote Wesley’s old superman costume so they can both be Super Heros! My 2 favorite Halloween costumes you had were Sarah Conner in combat gear and the Mummy!

  4. All of those costumes are adorable!
    My favorite is the baby Owl costume from Kohls. I’m sure whichever one you pick, will look adorable on Sawyer! Your boys are so darling 🙂

  5. #2 Sock Monkey or #1 Owl For Sure 🙂

  6. Hey Ashley, the sock monkey is one of Target’s deals of the day today!

  7. The kid in the sock monkey does look like Sawyer! I like Where the Wild Things Are, Sock Monkey and the owl. I had this same dilemma last year picking out a costume for my daughter…she was only 10 months old so we obviously didn’t take her trick-or-treating, but I still had to start the tradition early and get pictures of her in a costume anyway!

  8. OMG the Owl and the Frankenstein are SOOOO adorable!!!

    I totally had those Scary Stories Books! They really are very creepy! Except the one chapter, with the funnier stories like “Bloody Fingers”. (Cool it man, get yourself a band-aid!)

  9. The baby owl is way adorable!

  10. Oh my goodness. I loved all of those shows and books growing up! They seriously don’t make them like they used to. Did you know Amazon Prime has Are You Afraid of the Dark?!

  11. how about Wesley’s having some input into his brother’s costume ?? I really think that would add to the triumph he has had over his aversion to being in costume. Bonus – togetherness and what a lesson in making choices with Mom and Dad for his brother. Preparation for some future shopping for his brother some gifts that is right around the corner.

  12. Auntie Bubbie says:

    I vote Target #3 Monster University cuz just in case he won’t wear the baseball cap, the rest of the costume is cute and you know exactly what it is. Kids never want to wear the hat, helmut, mask, cap, hood, etc of their costumes
    when they are that age. I LOVE HALLOWEEN so I am very happy that Wesley finally gets it and is wearing the SPIDERMAN costume that Auntie Bubbie bought him 🙂

  13. Auntie Bubbie says:

    But I gotta say that TURKEY COSTUME IS SO FREAKIN CUTE!!!

  14. your link to the owl costume actually brings up a different owl costume at kohl’s… just an fyi. i was happy to find that if i searched “owl costume” in their web site search field, the one you pictured still comes up, because i like it better than the one that your link follows… though they are both adorable! thanks for the ideas. i’ve been wondering what to have my little guy be for halloween. the owl is it!

  15. Ooh, Wyatt is being Mike from Monster’s Inc. this year so Sawyer should totally be Sulley!

  16. I LOVE that sock monkey costume! But the little owl is adorable too!

  17. I’ve always loved Halloween too!! My daughter will be almost 4 months this year and I can’t wait to dress her up!!! I think we’re going the baby pumpkin route.


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