Since 1992, when Ben and I debuted as twin bumble bees, I’ve had a thing for family-themed costumes. We’ve done Peter Pan (a couple times), Pirates, Knights and Royalty, the Three Bears, Harry Potter, Narnia…
In the last few years, I haven’t tried to coordinate. Kids should get to choose their own costumes and I certainly don’t want to be a frantic, controlling mommy. But when little Miss Mary determined to be Dorothy, the boys fell in line one by one as supporting characters. I was quite amazed
A massive rainstorm forced us into the basement for photos. If you’ve read the books, you know that the original Dorothy had short blonde hair. Of course the shoes in the book are silver, but we didn’t need to be that authentic.
Dorothy and friends. No one wanted to be the cowardly lion. Poor Hans almost passed out from silver paint fumes.
We wouldn’t be complete without the Lollipop Guild.
And of course, Glinda the Good. I felt like a cream puff.
Before I could procure my tripod and timer the family patience timer had gone off– ah well, group photos are hugely overrated.
Our Halloween was six days long this year– with at least one party a day from Tuesday to Sunday– so I couldn’t have been more delighted on Sunday night when we ended the festivities by once again, hauling the pumpkins to the roof and hurtling them to the driveway.
blurry, but worth posting so you could see Gabe’s gorgeous outfit.
it was a smashing good holiday.