Sitting in Our Tree

Halloween 2017

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"Dress up like Dr. Ian Malcolm, Dr. Ellie Sattler, & velociraptor baby" has literally been on our shared calendar since last year, when I, barely pregnant, suddenly realized that my dream family costume could finally become a reality in 2017. I love Jurassic Park with all my heart (I even like The Lost World), so I've been plotting this for a few... years. Decades? Years. Now, I'd love to say that I handcrafted this costume, especially since they apparently don't make velociraptor costumes for babies? Causing us to settle on a dinosaur costume... But crafting in the city is harrdddddd. So costumediscounters.com or whatever it was, for the win! (It's this costume from Target, but it was cheaper on the other site.) I already know I'm going to have to craft Crew's costume for next year from scratch, so I cut myself a little break.

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Yes, we already have next year's costumes planned. Turns out, having a kid makes Halloween way more fun? Jared's inner musical theatre kid loves it, & now that Crew's around to play with dress up, I'm extra motivated.

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Let's just quickly gloss over my celebrity crush on Jeff Goldblum & how this was another dream come true to get Jared dressed up as him. I have to make sure you know how agonized he was over not having a solution for Jeff's curly hair and not owning bootcut 90's dad jeans... He's a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to costumes (again, hi musical theatre), but I think he got the job done. AAAANYWAYS. Giant huge shout out to my mother-in-law, who's incredible costuming collection once again saves the day. Not everyone can say that they had an Emmy nominated costume designer help them assemble their Halloween costumes. *hair flip* Also a giant thank you to my sister Lissy for snapping these photos - What would we do without our life photographer?

I'm off to go figure out how to keep myself from dressing Crew up in a dinosaur costume every day until next year. Happy Halloween!

xo