Hi everyone. Halloween this year has been SO much fun with my two little monkeys.
Hayden has been especially excited to celebrate, and picked out his "Super Why" character costume very early in October. "Super Why" is a television character on a show, who has super reading powers. Of all the super heroes he could have picked, with their big muscles and exciting traits, he chose a little boy who can spell haha. And he was so incredibly proud of his costume. I imagined that no one would know who he was with his cape and mask, but wherever he wore his costume, kids would be calling out "Hi Super Why!", which just thrilled Hayden and made him feel so special. I can't say that Pierce was quite as thrilled about his Brobee costume (a character from Yo Gabba Gabba), but I think he still had a fun time through-out the Halloween festivities, mainly eating chocolate!
The celebration started early, on Thursday, when Hayden got to wear his costume to pre-school for a fall festival. He arrived and was all puffed up with pride in his costume, showing the pre-school director and his teachers and classmates his "Super Why" pose with a HUGE grin, and posing for a shot with his good buddy, who was a dragon. After partying all day, we headed over to our local grocery store, where they had some fun games set-up, and a bounce house. Although Pierce was officially Brobee this year, my friend had loaned us her absolutely adorable zebra costume, which had to be worn for a photo op, so my little Pierce went as the cutest zebra ever to Kroger. Seeing your child wandering the aisles of a grocery store with a balloon, in a zebra costume, is pretty priceless
The festivities continued on Friday, when our good friends Colin and Chalna invited us over to carve pumpkins. Well, you can imagine my confidence level at carving pumpkins with a big group of 1-3 year olds, but shockingly, the kids did great! Hayden was thrilled to help scoop out the pumpkin seeds, and Pierce was practically falling into the pumpkin, trying to get a better look. Very very cute. We haven't actually put a candle in and lit it up yet, but I'm looking forward to seeing the boys' reaction tonight when we celebrate. And amazingly we got ALL of the kids to line up against the fence with their pumpkins, and no one was screaming or crying or being held in place for the photos! So cute.
On Friday night, Nate and I went to an adult Halloween costume party with all of our best friends, and WOW, I've never laughed so hard. We had a simply fabulous time, and all of our friends really pulled out the stops with their amazing costumes. It was a night to remember, and Nate and I creative with our own costumes, going as a pumpkin, and Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater. I guess I have to include this photo, since it's Ruthie's first costume haha - painted as a pumpkin! And my good friend Lindsey has her little boy, Nolan, dressed up as a basketball!
Finally, we had our official neighborhood Monster Mile on Saturday night, which as usual, was a total blast. Hayden has been leary in years past, because there are a lot of life-size characters handing out candy along the street, but this year he was thrilled to pose for photos with all of his favorite TV friends. His favorites were probably Diego and Clifford - wow - how thrilling! Pierce was decidedly less than enthusiastic about putting on his HOT Brobee outfit on a warm evening, and that, coupled with a very short nap, made him rather cranky. So we didn't push the costume issue, and instead just let him ride along in the wagon, while he stuffed his cute face with chocolate! Sounds like my kind of evening
I'll wrap up with a montage of my cuties on Halloweens from years past. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
2006 - our little Hayden was conceived haha
2007 - Winne the Pooh - 3 mos 2008 - Spider - 15 mos
2009 - Pierce the spider 6 mos Hayden the dinosaur - 2 years
2010 - Brobee 18 mos, Super Why 3 years, Ruthie 24 weeks!