I liked my idea of the family pics post, where I can collect pictures of the whole family, so I thought I'd try to copy that for different events. First - Halloween.
2009 - Pudge's award-winning costume, a mermaid and Commander Cody at your service.
2008 - Star Wars all around with Pudge starring as Yoda, Red as Princess Leia (episode 4 NOT episode 6 thank-you-very-much), and JAM leading the way as young Anakin.
2007 - A Maryland Terrapin themed year with Red as a cheerleader (*SHUDDER*) and JAM as his favorite Terp basketball player - D.J. Strawberry. Pudge makes an "appearance" as well.
2006 - JAM sports the second-best costume ever (keep reading) as Greenbelt Road. Red completes the theme as a very cute, almost-sitting-up-by-herself, stop light. And, Red gets to take a picture in the family pumpkin costume. Pudge got out of it in 2008 thank goodness but as you'll see, JAM didn't in 2000.
2005 - Year II of the firefighter. Can you guess what the intended vocation was?
2004 - Now ~~~THIS~~~ is the best costume ever. People - when JAM came to me and said he wanted to be an ambulance we knew two things. First, we lived too close to a major road where we hear sirens at all hours of the day and night. Second, Wifey and I were screwed. But, behold - the Mooney Family Rescue Squad is here.
It's hard to see in the pictures above but I went out and got snap lights and those push lights you're supposed to use in your closets from those annoying commercials to add to the costume. JAM had a blast with it as we trick-or-treated around his cousin's neighborhood. We definitely would have won a contest had there been one! And, how cool is this -
2003 - Year I of the firefighter. We were up in CT at Mem and Pepe's house and JAM got to trick-or-treat to all Wifey's old neighbor's houses. That was fun.
2002 - Apparently we were VERY lame and except for a brief trip across the hall to our neighbor's place we didn't go out. I know - parent's of the year right? JAM did dress up as a cowboy though. Does that count for something?
2001 - Again, no official trick-or-treating this year so this is the closest I can come up with for Halloween pictures. We went pumpkin picking in VA with my brother and his family with a very small JAM.
2000 - Obligatory pumpkin costume with JAM. He even had his own carved pumpkin.