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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween 2011

I can’t believe that Halloween has come and gone.  This was Angel’s 2nd Halloween and was much more fun than last year.  Last year she was almost 7 months old and was barely sitting up.  She and I went trick or treating with Claire and her family; just had I had done for the past few years.  Last Halloween Angel was a monkey.  A costume I had chosen out of the “One Step Ahead” catalog, where everything in there is made to look like a must have.  The great thing about this costume was that it was thick and covered her head and feet which I thought would be perfect in the crisp fall weather.  Unfortunately, it was warm and humid last year (a common weather problem in the South), and I worried about her getting overheated instead of getting cold.  This year was the opposite (of course). 
This Halloween, thanks to Sophia, Angel was a bumble bee.  Sophia called me one day and said, “I just found the girls the cutest costume and I am getting it for them!”  (Sophia’s daughter is 3 months older than Angel and is her BFF.)  So I put the Tinkerbell costume that I had gotten on clearance last year away and dressed her as the cutest bumble bee I had ever seen!  We didn’t go to Claire’s as in years past because Angel had a runny nose, and I didn’t want her to get Claire’s new baby sick.  So a few friends came over to our house, I made a big pot of chili, and we went trick or treating in our neighborhood.  At first I wasn’t sure if we should even attempt taking her because she was fussy.  Just getting her costume on was a feat.  She was pulling at her wings and would not keep her fuzzy yellow antennas on her head.  Once we started our adventure and she realized that every house we would go to she would get massive attention she perked right up and “treat or treat” became words of the night.  We had a lot of fun. I know years to come will be even more exciting.  I am sure next year she will have trick or treat down pat and maybe she will even pick out her own costume.  I see a future princess, cowgirl, wonder woman, and who knows what else.  I am just glad that I get to enjoy Halloween want to make it thrilling for her.  I never decorated for Halloween before and of course that has all changed.  Hopefully next year she will eat some of the candy instead of me!


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