By Audrey Lintner
When I think of Hallowe’en, I don’t think about haunted houses or scary monsters or apple bobbing. Nope, the first thing that comes to mind is kids in costumes!
Well, that and candy. But I digress.
As you help your own little (and maybe not so little) ones dress for this year’s festivities, take a moment to review these safety tips, and to gaze in “awww!” at this gallery of costumed cuties. We’ll start with Anastasia, who is busy as a bee and, according to Grandma, sweet as honey.
Here is little Emma, all set for her first Hallowe’en. Dressed as a sunflower, she’s also Mommy’s little ray of sunshine.
Taken a few years ago during his first Hallowe’en, this is my Tommy, the most startled pirate to sail the seven bathtubs. Never mind the booty, he’s after the binky!
Here we have brothers Patrick and Russell as Frankenstein’s monster and a Christmas elf, respectively. I have it on good authority that Patrick’s serious expression is a bit of Academy Award-worthy acting; these two spend most of their time practicing to be gigglebugs.
Missing your candy? This looks like a job for Super Ryan! He can’t fly, but he definitely puts his parents over the moon when he smiles.
It’s not Hallowe’en without a Jack o’ lantern, so here’s Gage to round out our list. When he’s not being The World’s Cutest Pumpkin, Gage likes to make sure that his mom gets her daily dose of smiles.
My thanks to all of the parents who shared their pictures with us. Please feel free to tell us about your favorite Hallowe’en moments in the comment section; we’d love to hear from you!