I've been making my grandchildren's costumes since 2005. To those who know me it comes as no surprise how much I love Halloween. Every year since 2005 my darling daughter-in-law Aimy and son Isaac have hosted a big party for all the Jackson and Chappell families and neighborhood kids. Aimy makes a big vat of Chili and yummy cornbread and all the dad's take the kids out in the neighborhood to trick-or-treat. You can click on the sub-tabs on the right-menu or click on each picture below for all the photos.
Halloween 2005: the year it all started. It was only Reilly, Gaby and Sydney at this point. Click here to see the pictures.
Halloween 2006: I bought more and more decorations--some might say I was out of control but I did it for art! This year featured Sydney's Dorothy costume which I think has been my overall favorite ever. Click here to see the pictures.
Halloween 2007: The youngest grandchild, Killian, made his 1st appearance this year--as a little mouse. Click here to see the photos.
Halloween 2008: We had some 70+ people at this year's party--I even wore a costume. Click here to the photos.
Halloween 2009: Halloween was on a Saturday night this year. Killian had to bribed with candy to get him into his costume. Click here to see the photos.
Halloween 2010: this was the year I moved from San Francisco back to Seattle. I was rehabing my mom's house at the same time I was making the costumes. Click here to see the photos.
Halloween 2011: the weather was perfect this year. Halloween was on a Monday night so the attendance was a little smaller than other years but still great fun. Click here to see the photos.
Halloween 2012: we got rainy weather and a smaller crowd since it's a weeknight but spirits were high and fun had by all. Click here to see the photos.