My Girls Take Halloween Seriously

Halloween can be a spooky, fun time for parties or trick-or-treating.  This will be my fourth Halloween with Miss Gretel.  This year she is a gory version of Moaning Myrtle from the “Harry Potter” series.

Moaning Myrtle

Before I get to Gretel’s most recent Halloweens with Miss ABBA, check out these two adorable pictures from Halloween 2002 and 2003 of Gretel as a 1-year-old and a 2-year-old.

Gretel 2002Miss Clavel 2003

In 2009, our first Halloween together, Gretel was a “Vampire Bride”.

VampireBride

And, that same year, Miss ABBA could very well have been a “Ghostbuster”.  She “ain’t afraid o’ no ghost”!

ABBAGhost

In 2010, Gretel was impressed with “Avatar” and decided she was going to be one of the Na’vi, the blue people.

GretelAvatarABBA2010

Last Halloween, since we knew that it was likely going to be Miss ABBA’s last, I decided to dress her up and go trick-or-treating, too.  So, she went as a lobotomy patient, complete with a rubber brain, blood, and gauze.  (You just can’t see the brain and it did slip some from its original placement!)

ABBAHalloween2011

And, Miss ABBA even scored her own fun-sized “3 Musketeers” bar that she pretty much enjoyed by herself.  Okay, I took a small bite since I didn’t get one. 🙂

ABBATrickOrTreat2011

October 2011 was also a very mild one and Miss ABBA sat outside a lot.  We even had a dress-up day with my Lady Gaga wig from the previous year.  That day, much to her chagrin, Miss ABBA became “ABBA Gaga”.  The look on her face is priceless.  It’s like, “Dad, people are going to see me looking like this!”

ABBAGaga2ABBAGAGA2011

Last year, Gretel went as Hermione Granger, again, from the “Harry Potter” series.

Hermione

Last Saturday night, she went to a Halloween party at her friend, Zoe’s, and she was inspired by the movie, “Rock of Ages” and went as a rocker.  Rock On!

GretelRockofAges

In memory of Miss ABBA, one of my friends, Mary Baltikauski Nielsen, in Spring Valley, Illinois, made this cute pumpkin this Halloween.

ABBA Pumpkin

And, I can’t leave out my sister, Tammy.  In 1996, she sent me this picture of her at Halloween.

Tammy Cow

Happy Halloween!

Anthony

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8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Janet and Jim Robinson on October 31, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    really neat blog. Loved the pictures!

    Reply

  2. Posted by Wanda on October 31, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Love them all Thanks for sharing:)

    Reply

  3. Posted by Cinchy on October 31, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Great Costume Gretel !!!

    Reply

  4. Posted by Brigitte on October 31, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Gretel looks great as a rocker chick! Miss ABBA always looked sweet!

    Reply

    • Brigitte,

      Thank you very much for the kind comments. I can’t wait to see Gretel’s entire costume this year. I’ve seen bits and pieces of it.

      Miss ABBA was a sweetheart, for sure. 🙂

      AP

      Reply

  5. Posted by Tammy Ridpath on November 1, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Gretel and Miss ABBA were such cute babies.

    Reply

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