Here's another gem from the years when our family was just four members big.
In 2001, my Michael proved that he was the best sport about costumes by wearing not one, but two toilet plungers on his head! Yes, he was Larry Boy from the Veggie Tales; I was Bob the Tomato; Maia was Laura the Carrot and Mason was Jr. Asparagus.
Sadly, you can't see all the little asparagus thingies under Mason's hat. I sewed so many of those, stuffing and hand sewing each one closed. And you can't even see them in the photo! Bummer.
When we first discovered the cleverness of Veggie Tales, my Michael and I were known to put our kids to bed and watch a Veggie Tales video snuggled up on the couch together, laughing all the while. I can't tell you the last time we did that, but I can tell you that my kids and I still regularly watch Veggie Tales and still adore the lovable characters we got to portray for Halloween 2001.