i’m not sure if this whole “wild!” animal costume theme will stick throughout the day today (the kids have switched up costumes a few times this past week for different parties and outings), but leading up to halloween, eleanor was really requesting an animal theme and we were all happy to go along with it!
i will be totally honest and tell you how stressed out halloween costumes made me feel this year. mostly because for a minute last week, i felt like i had failed eleanor because she wanted nothing more than to be a lion the past few weeks. when she first told me, she followed up her reasoning by saying “i want to be at the top of the food chain, mom!” (in the same breath, she also suggested that i could be a zebra!) i happily obliged and ordered her a lion costume a few weeks ago. it came and didn’t fit well so i frantically ordered several other lion costumes. we had her first halloween party last monday but none of the new lion costumes made the cut for her (she happily went as a super hero giraffe that day, improvising from our dress up bin.) i looked at all the DIY lion costumes on pinterest this past week and just felt so overwhelmed. i wish i was craftier but ordering halloween costumes from the internet is my jam these days. when the last couple of lion costumes weren’t working, i asked her if there might be a back up animal she might consider? FORTUNATELY, all was saved with this kangaroo costume which she has been hopping around in all weekend and i’m just so glad. i think the fact that josh willingly and readily fulfilled her dream of dressing up as a panda helped make up for the lion ordeal. also, having a kangaroo pouch for her new baby kangaroo “joey” was a definite plus. so thankful samson was willing to be whatever! he’s been an angler fish and bat as well this week, and no issues with any of the costumes, which were both his idea. and then conrad of course doesn’t really grasp any of it so we stuck him in a zebra costume and were thrilled to see the hat stay on for 10 seconds tops! halloween success in my book.
but yeah. wow. family costumes. so complicated sometimes. i don’t know. i kind of can’t wait for november 1st tomorrow. ;)
see the baby “joey?”
love this one so much.
he’s the cutest elephant in my book, and i LOVE elephants!
impossible to get a proper photo of conrad in his zebra get up. hopefully i’ll get something later today when we’re trick or treating. this boy is on the go and doesn’t hold still for long, ever!
blurry photo by samson but still had to include!
and then he got one with us in focus, just cutting off panda’s head! i love it. haha!
how adorable is this sweet kangaroo mama and her baby joey?!
i’m glad this worked out and our kids were so happy. excited to trick or treat with them tonight and have a good time together.
do you guys ever do family themed halloween costumes?! and if so, is it smooth sailing or is this sort of process the norm?!