Halloween this year was beyond awesome. Bugger totally got into it and it was so much fun to watch him enjoy himself that much. He’s usually a pretty social kid (and by pretty social I mean he says “HI!” to everybody), and he was totally in his element all day long! We started out the day at his preschool’s little Halloween parade, which was super cute. Walking into the building he told every single person that we walked by, “I’nna fireman!!!” He had this huge smile the whole parade. I dub that a major step, considering that last year we had a hard time getting him to wear his costume for more than 5 minutes.
It turns out that our next door neighbor (Zach) and one of Eli’s favorite buddies from our neighborhood mom’s group (Isaac) were also fire fighters for Halloween! So, we got all three boys together for a picture… along with Trax & Xena the fire dogs and, of course, Hubby as fire. Isaac diligently tried to put the Hubby fire out, while Bug was really more worried about the dogs than anything. Funny guys.
We had lots of friends come to our annual Halloween party. It was so cute to see all the little ones in their costumes… and awesome to see the few adults who dressed up as well! I think next year we might make it a requirement for everyone to come in costume! I think my favorite costumers were our buddy Grady as a miniature Mr. 2-Bits (it’s a Gator thing) and Madison’s little brother Christoper as a turkey. If you knew baby Christopher, you’d understand why it is the perfect costume for that turkey of a child. Our neighborhood was so crazy that the line to get in the gate took anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour to get through. Holy cow, trick-or-treaters!
We took the kids down our street trick-or-treating. Bug kept saying, “Candy, peese!” instead, but at least he said thank you without prompting! At the end of the night, we hung out the house and played until all of the little ones went home. Bug got to wear Namaw’s (my mom) princess crown, which has now become one of his favorite dress up items.
All-in-all, I’d say it was a successful Halloween!