I’ll Eat You Up I Love You So

Where the Wild Things Are is one of our very favorite books, read over and over without complaint every time one of the kids climbs into my lap with our well-loved copy. Evan can recite most of the story by heart and shouts all of Max’s lines with the enthusiasm of a child who really understands what a wild rumpus means.

It’s a beautiful story, so beautiful some nights I can barely get through it without choking up. I hope my kids always have amazing, heartbreaking, wild adventures but remember to come home for good things to eat in the end.

where the wild things are costume

where the wild things are costume

Sometimes a wolf suit is all you need for an adventure in your own little yard. Well, a wolf suit, an apple box from BJ’s and a little imagination. Two dowels, an old pillow case and a gallon jug full of sand for a sail doesn’t hurt, but mother nature can provide all the extras you need to turn your box in a private boat.

where the wild things are costume

where the wild things are costume

where the wild things are costume

where the wild things are costume

where the wild things are costume

where the wild things are adventure

where the wild things are costume

where the wild things are costume

In a month full of new toys and big trips and dollars spent on experiences and cider donuts and candy and costumes, it’s nice to remember 3 year olds don’t need much to be happy. Just a place where someone loves them best of all.

where the wild things are costume

Costume from PBKids

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24 Responses to “I’ll Eat You Up I Love You So”

  1. Oh my! These photos are priceless. And he looks so happy and proud. What a sweet boy and what a wonderful and creative momma you are.

  2. cakeburnette says:

    This layout needs to be a book. I would buy it. Please make it.

  3. Kimberly says:

    I love every single thing about this post :)

  4. Dad D says:

    What a gorgeous photo story you told with those photos. They are priceless!

  5. Erin says:

    These are amazing!!! WOW!!! I hope you are going to put these up in his room. I especially love the one where he’s framed in the leaves. You did such a great job with all of this (especially that adorable little boy :).

    • bebehblog says:

      I bought a deal for a canvas wrap this morning and ordered a 16×20 of the first one! I didn’t even think about putting it up in his room but now I am totally going to.

  6. Sara says:

    what a cute costume!! love the pictures!

  7. grace says:

    love this costume! he’s so adorable.

  8. molly says:

    Beautiful, Suzanne! Can you believe I’ve never read this to my kids? I need to get a copy.

  9. Sarah says:

    I love this post. So much. It makes me want to cry.

    Did you make the Max costume?

  10. Sara says:

    I LOVE that costume! I tried to talk my 4 year old into it for Halloween, but he insisted on being Spiderman. That is NOT going to be as cute.

  11. Veronica says:

    Sweet sentiments and photos. Wonderfully executed. Too too cute.

  12. Joanna says:

    This has got to be THE cutest costume ever! He is ADORABLE!

  13. Fionnuala says:

    Beautiful post and pictures.

  14. These are gorgeous photos and even BETTER words accompanying them.

  15. Carrie says:

    Oh wow. These are AMAZING!

  16. Mommy Boots says:

    These photos are adorable. What a cute costume. And such a clever idea making the boat! I haven’t read this book in ages. I need to get it for Nellie.

  17. These are so beautiful, Suzanne. So. Evan is going to love having these one day as much as you love having them right now.

  18. tricia says:

    there you go again, being all awesome and amazing and crap. you seriously would be my best friend if i lived closer to you, mainly because i would force myself on you and flatter you so much, you couldn’t say no. i love these pictures, you’re a fantastic photographer.

  19. […] How excited am I that he wore this costume again this year? (Last year’s photos here) It makes spending way to many dollars on that Max suit hurt a lot […]

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