Having twins must be as much fun as it is hard work - and one mum with energy to burn is taking full advantage of the fun side.
Lauren Mancke doesn't just have twins to contend with; she also has three-year-old son Fox, yet still manages to dress her 8-month-old twin daughters Lera and Marigold in different costumes each day for the whole month of October. And the results are way beyond cute.
It's clear the 32-year-old mum from Colombia, South Carolina has been preparing for this all year, crafting her socks off using found items and bought craft supplies. The daily costume is a tradition she started when her son Fox was 16 months old and she says it's even more fun this time around.
Speaking to Inside Edition, she said, "It's great with twins. You can think of so many great duos, especially girl duos, so it's been fun thinking up ideas."
Well aware that time is short when it comes to having free reign over her kids' Halloween costumes, Lauren says she wanted to have an outlet for her 'crafty energy' while her kids were still tiny.
And it looks like she's having a hoot. Just look at these little outlaws. We love how one always looks delighted and the other is not fazed in the slightest.
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It would appear Lauren doesn't need much of an excuse to dress these babies up and who could blame her with results like these.
Keep following along for the month of October to see what Lauren comes up with next. While a lot of the costume references are American and may not be familiar, it's worth it for the cute factor alone.
"Everyone has been pleased and happy and they tell me that it's a bright spot on their day to see the twins smiling," Lauren said.
"So we're going to keep doing it and go until Halloween, and maybe even do some things afterwards."
Here's the sweetest throwback to one of Fox's adorable outfits.