Monday, November 18, 2013

Halloween in Wonderland

We fell down a rabbit hole for Halloween this year. For our 4th annual family theme costume we went as the cast of Alice in Wonderland, Disney not Burton--big difference.

Our tradition began in 2010 with Toy Story

Followed by Dr. Seuss

Then my personal favorite, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

This year we added another cast member to the group and Indy was a complete rock star in his Smokin' Caterpillar costume. He was a champ every time I strapped him in the Bjorn and hoisted the size 3T costume over his head. By the way, he loved the crap out of that hookah pipe (that was completely sterilized and WAS NOT OURS) For real, it was like the best pacifier EVER.

I look forward to our family theme all year long and I honestly can't imagine Halloween without our group costume. It starts in July when I begin narrowing down all the different ideas. Once I've decided on the theme, I begin my mission of carefully convincing the kids how great of an idea it is. Chance, god bless him will do anything I ask, my trouble lies with the girls. But this year everyone was on board!

I proudly introduce The Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, Alice, Queen of Hearts, White Rabbit and Caterpillar Narciso.

The life size chess pieces that I bought Eugene for his birthday an eternity ago came in handy for our group shot.

Blue Gatorade in case you're wondering.

Thank you Ebay for this SCORE of a find for Mia--there's no way in hell I could have made that costume. 

His blue steel pose cracks me up so much here. And the fuzzy paws that cover his light-up Spiderman gym shoes seal the deal for cuteness.

He's become such a ham for the camera these days.

Mia radiated in her costume. Walking home on Halloween night she asked if we could be Alice again next year. I smiled because I knew she wanted to feel this way again. This happy. And pretty. Bless her heart.

Truth be told, I'm already thinking of next year. Only 11 more months away…….

Happy Halloween


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