Our Five Ring Circus: Visions of Halloween Past

Friday, October 30, 2015

Visions of Halloween Past

While going through Halloween pictures this past week, it hit me that we've been taking kids Trick or Treating for an entire decade.  A DECADE.  How is that even possible?!?

Time flies when you're having fun, right? I guess having 4 kids in an 8 year span will make time fly by, too. It feels like I just had my first baby. That first baby is turning 11 in a few weeks and my actual baby is already 2! And THAT'S how a decade of Trick or Treating passes by in the blink of an eye.

My kids love Halloween, and they love to choose their own costumes. Once they have their own opinions, their costume choice is up to them. As much as I would love to do a theme, it's not fair for me to make them wear something they don't want to.  Instead, I embrace their choices (and often poor quality store bought costumes) and enjoy watching them smile!

The magic of Halloween is fleeting, so I'll do anything to see those smiles.  Trust me.  Trick or Treating will all too soon be a thing of the past for my tween.

Here's a quick peek at Halloween through the years:


 Dylan Halloweens

Yep.  The skunk was, by far, my favorite!!! 


Lexie Halloweens

The pea pod was awesome, but I adored her bunny costume! 


 Lily Halloweens

The pea pod made a comeback for Lily's first Halloween!  I was a big fan of the poodle costume, though. She actually won a costume contest wearing it the following year!


Liam Halloweens

Liam was the Not-So-Big-Bad-Wolf for his first Halloween, but he wore the pea pod costume for a few other Trick or Treating events that year!

As for this year?  There isn't a theme in any way, shape, or form!  Stay tuned...



  1. OH - I LOVE this!!!! I need to pull together all Emma & Aaron's past Halloween pics like this!! That Pea Pod costume is adorable - I love Liam's Monster costume. And I think that Pink Poodle is my overall favorite, too! Was Dylan Rick Grimes last year?

    1. You should do it!!! It was neat to look back on all the Halloweens and see how our family grew. He was Rick Grimes! It's hard to pick a "cool" costume without a scary mask or lots of blood!

  2. Oh my goodness, your kids are too cute! This was Caleb's first Halloween so we had a blast dressing him up! He didn't love it so much though... ;-)

    1. Awww, thank you so much! I'm sure Caleb will quickly warm up to the idea!


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