HALLOWEENIES

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We are hoping to pass along our passion of various holidays to our children. Their father's favorite holiday is Halloween. There are so many wonderful childhood memories of this time of year. Fall has always been one of my favorite seasons because of the bursts of color and falling nuts from trees, days getting crisp and cool while getting shorter and moody. Madison, Wisconsin, used to have a huge Halloween bash sponsored by the UW student leadership that covered much of the State Street area of the city. You would see so many creative costumes as people paraded by. We used to get dressed up in group costumes and join in on the fun. I have continued that tradition by creating family costumes for the kids. Home-made and slightly cheesy, then all the better.

Dane biking with E.T.
Dane with small E.T.
2016: E.T. theme. Dane went as Elliot, the boy who bikes with E.T. in the movie.
Swiss Family Robinson
2015: Swiss Family Robinson-inspired theme. Inspired by an animal racing scene in the 1960 Swiss Family Robinson movie.
Brock
Maddy
Dane
G-POD Roller Coaster video clip below:

2014: Roller Coaster theme.
Roller Coaster
Roller Coaster
Roller Coaster
Monty Python's Holy Grail
2013: Monty Python's Holy Grail theme. Knight Who Says Ni, King Arthur, Black Knight
Monty Python's Holy Grail
Monty Python's Holy Grail
Karate Kid
2012: Karate Kid theme. From the Halloween Dance scene in the original movie.
Karate Kid
Yip Yips
2011: Martians theme. Yip Yips from Sesame Street.
Yip Yips and Marvin the Martian
Yip Yips and Marvin the Martian
Yip Yips
Classic Toys
2010: Classic Toys theme. Twister, Magic 8 Ball, Operation.
Classic Toys
Classic Toys
Classic Toys
Classic Toys
Classic Toys
Pac-Man
2009: Pac-Man theme. The classic arcade game with ghosts Inky and Blinky.
Pac-Man
Laundry
2008: Laundry theme. The kids were a washer, dryer, and laundry basket.
Washer and Dryer
Wash-O-Matic and Dry-O-Matic
Devo
2007: DEVO theme. Early 80's band DEVO using syrofoam discs and lots of red duct tape.
Ghostbusters
2006: Ghostbusters theme. There's something strange in your neighborhood...
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters Proton Pack built from a box, toy gun, and knick-knacks from a hardware store.
Wizard of Oz
2005: Wizard of Oz theme
KISS
2004: KISS theme
Maddy & Brock
Starchild Maddy & Catboy Brock
Explicit Babble
Parental Advisory Explicit Babble
Pirates
2003: Pirate theme
Ladybug  & Batman
2002: We Go Together theme