This year we went all out for halloween.
And by all out I mean not at all.
Yes, there is a theme of animals and no, that wasn’t really intentional. (Kind of like our last-names-as-first-names for our kiddos… now I belabor over keeping that up!) So anyways, this year I had plans of making a costume for Harlow as well. She kept changing her mind: a bunny, a princess, a piggie, and the last request was a wolf.
Perfect, I thought. A wolf goes along beautifully with this accidental animal tradition….now how on earth do I make this costume. I thought about it a bit, and then things like the need for sleep, a newborn, preschool, friends and walks to the park invaded, and I woke up halloween morning.
No costume made.
Welp. So we ran to our happy place where Harlow picked out the cheapest — and by cheapest I do not mean the most inexpensive…I mean wow-are-costumes-overpriced-and-really-cheaply-made.
It was almost like Harlow loved it. ;) Ya think?
I then proceeded to dress Jonesy up as a cute baby. Nailed it.
It was a win-win for all. Well, except the tradition of Pittsburgh + rain + cold = Halloween. I am so tired of that.
So we went down two blocks and up two blocks….Harlow was so cold by the end that Andy was holding her and she waved at the houses — completely uninterested in walking over to grab candy and brave the cold.
We ventured home, bundled up a bit more and enjoyed our favorite part of the night: handing out candy!
I sat behind her with Jonesy as she yelled to everyone walking by “TRIT OR TREATS!!!!” My favorite was when she yelled at a guy waiting for the bus across the street…and then mumbled about how silly it was that he wasn’t walking over for candy. I mean, seriously! ha.
Hope you all had a fun evening — hopefully warmer and dryer than ours! And cheers to store bought costumes! ;)
// sling //