You guys. This family (Erin, Brian, Jack, and Sam) — who I had the pleasure of getting to know during my good ol’ Yahoo! days — couldn’t be more fun. Seriously, by the end of this, you’re going to be begging me for Erin’s phone number. Because who wouldn’t want to hang out with this kind of awesome — all. year. long. Dress up is for Halloween? Well of course. But why not embrace it on every holiday in between, and beyond? You just might after hearing from Erin. Here goes…
There are some families who might all come together and get dressed up for Halloween. We are not that family. We are the crazy neighbors who seem to thematically dress up for all holidays. I luckily have a wonderful husband who plays along and has a passion for photography, and two boys who are willing to pose for M&M’s. As the boys are now a little bit older — 6 and 4 and half (the half matters) — they are into family dress up, and their Halloween costumes, for this year, had to include characters that the whole family could rally around. Here are some of our Halloween shots of the past, plus some of our favorite other holiday shenanigans.
All of these pics were taken by my husband or me or using the timer on the camera. The backdrops are usually either table cloths or sheets, and the props were mostly purchased at the dollar store. A little imagination, a little planning (although I must admit some of our photos are taken the morning of the holiday), a pocket with some M&M’s, and you have some great memories and moments to share with family and friends. And as a bonus, future girlfriends, wives, and grandchildren are going to get kick out of these.
A little bit about Erin: I live in San Jose, California. I am both a full-time Sr. Product Manager developing mobile apps at eBay, and a full-time mom of two very energetic, inquisitive boys. At times, surprisingly, both jobs require the same skill sets. I’ve learned to prioritize and realize that I can’t do it all, but instead to the make the most of what I can do — and no matter what, try to make it fun.
In case you are wondering, this year we are all characters from Super Mario Brothers. Mario, Luigi, Toad and the Princess. I am currently scouting Castle locations for our picture this year. So if you see a group of crazy dressed characters at your local mini golf place, it is just us, taking a photo.
Amy, Using Our Words says
I *was* wondering. I can’t wait to see pics!