Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween- Hatzis style 2011

Man, did I ever struggle with thinking of Halloween outfits this year for the kids. Throwing a third kid into the mix made things a bit more difficult, since it's so much easier to think of famous pairs to dress the kids up as. Remember these two adorable things from a few years ago?
I think it's gonna be hard to ever top those costumes. So I thought long and hard about what I could dress all three kids up (and still have Conner and Elizabeth somewhat excited to wear the costumes). My first idea was going to be Hansel, Gretel, and the Gingerbread Man. 
See, how cute Nolan would have been as a gingerbread man! Turns out though, the only Gretel costumes that are sold are the sexy Gretel that we all know and love from this classic children's story. Strike one. I then gave up on trying to dress up the kids as one theme and decided to let Elizabeth go as Madeline, because she really was destined to be a French little girl (minus the orphanage).

As for Conner and Nolan, dressing them up as Batman and Robin was the final call. And even though Conner didn't know who Batman was, he was more than excited to see the big muscles on his costume. And we did show him a movie about Batman and when he told his class at school why he chose to dress as Batman he said, "Batman saves the good people from the bad people". Aww, sweet boy looking out for those who are good. 
And just look at those two staring into each other's eyes! How can you deny that they're just the perfect crime fighting duo. 

And Chris and I even dressed up for Halloween this year. We actually went to a costume party much earlier in October. Since the kids had just finished learning all about Ancient Egypt in school, we thought it would be fun to dress as King Tut and Cleopatra. The kids loved it!

Happy Halloween to all of you! And it's never too early to start planning for next year so if you can think of any cute trio costumes, send those ideas my way! Or if you ever see a non-sexy Gretel, I haven't given up on that idea yet!

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