We're that family. You know, the ones with the themed Halloween costumes. Dave & I started the tradition in college:
Kept it going when we were just a couple of young married kids:
And then dragged our kids along for the ride:
Last year, the Pirate Year, Lincoln had two loves that we contemplated when making our costume choice, the obvious pirates &...superheroes. In the summer of 2010, Lincoln started to enjoy the idea of supers. The kid "flies" everywhere. He can "sing" the Superman Theme. There's something about the idea of good guys vs bad guys & supernatural abilities that just resonates with him (& now Coraline too, since she is his little shadow). At the point that we started talking about Costume 2010, I had shed about 50-60 lbs & I was starting to feel good about myself, but not Lycra/Spandex good about myself. So we chose pirates (thanks to this spectacular book) & I called my shot: "Halloween 2011 will be the year of Supers." I kept it close to the vest. There weren't many people that knew the plan, even the people that knew of Lincoln's Superman were largely in the dark about New Sara's plans.
I'd be lying if I said that this silly costume idea hadn't motivated me over the past year & a half. We started talking up a Superman costume to Lincoln early on (just like I did with the garden, I knew that if Lincoln's heart was set on it, I would make it happen). We mulled over the options. My
Wonder Woman, Superman, Bubbles & Wolverine