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.
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.
In 2009, our first Halloween together, Gretel was a “Vampire Bride”.
And, that same year, Miss ABBA could very well have been a “Ghostbuster”. She “ain’t afraid o’ no ghost”!
In 2010, Gretel was impressed with “Avatar” and decided she was going to be one of the Na’vi, the blue people.
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!)
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. 🙂
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!”
Last year, Gretel went as Hermione Granger, again, from the “Harry Potter” series.
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!
In memory of Miss ABBA, one of my friends, Mary Baltikauski Nielsen, in Spring Valley, Illinois, made this cute pumpkin this Halloween.
And, I can’t leave out my sister, Tammy. In 1996, she sent me this picture of her at Halloween.