Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Let's just say that the costume was a tad too big and the B-man hated it. He doesn't even like it when we put on his clothes, so to think he'd want an enormously large costume on over his clothes and covering his face is pretty much laughable.

We got about 20 minutes out of it before the waterworks started. And then another 10 minutes when we went to Chipotle for dinner (hello $2 burritos).

For what it's worth, here is B's first attempt at celebrating Halloween.
I don't hate it yet, but don't you dare connect those two pieces of velcro. I will scream. 
shoe half off and the backside of a lion
Get. this. off. of. me. or you'll really hear me roar.
In true dork fashion, I tallied up how many trick or treaters we had this evening {98 between the hours of 3:30-6:30} and how many we had each hour. The 5-6 p.m. hour was a hot ticket and anything past 6 in our neighborhood was questionable. Also, my neighbor told me she hands out full candy bars, making me want to step up my game when B is finally reaping the benefits of trick-or-treating. Also, the older kids who wore lame costumes and were questionably too old to be going door-to-door got Mounds and Almond Joy candy bars. Because... um... those are the bottom of the candy barrel. Plus, they scared a little boy away and that made me sad. Punishment in the form of crappy candy.

Last year we didn't celebrate and went out to dinner instead. I couldn't deal with having trick-or-treaters and being pregnant with neighbors hounding me about the baby when all I wanted to do was crawl into a hole. We didn't buy pumpkins this year like we did when I was largely pregnant and anticipating our Andrew, but we did hang a little, blinking pumpkin on our door-- the only Halloween decoration we physically own. It's old school, circa my first apartment back in 2001.

We're celebrating this year, but only because of Benjamin. Holidays still suck the emotions out of me a bit.

Happy Halloween, everyone. Here's to hoping it's happy-ish wherever you're at.


Tiffany said... [Reply to comment]

cutest lion i've ever seen.

and it really sucks that holidays will always suck... today i just kept thinking about the little girl that wasnt in the pictures.

Renel said... [Reply to comment]

Dude. That's hilarious. I mean it's way to big and he's not crawling in it ... He trying to crawl out of it. I was totally laughing at these photos. I could give two hoots (what?) about Halloween but I have a 3 year old... So we participate.

Renel said... [Reply to comment]

I went back to look at the photos for another laugh. The one where he's lying on the floor engulfed in lion puff... He's pretty much cussing you out. Hahaha.

Renel said... [Reply to comment]

I know it's my third comment... But seriously is that zebra Blanket supposed to be his kill? Oh I can't stop laughing

sarah said... [Reply to comment]

OK, first the pictures had me cracking up, but then Renel's comments have had me laughing even harder! Adorable, all of you.

Yes, the holidays seem to zap me too. As happy as we are, and as wonderful it is to celebrate with Owen, there still is someone missing and I'm not sure it's ever going to be just pure joy on any of these special days. It does make me feel a little better to know I'm not the only one feeling that way, though.

Love to you, mama.

Veronica said... [Reply to comment]

Those pictures are hilarious!

98 trick er treats the door!? Wow. We only got ~20. And it started pouring at 7....

We were going to turn off all the lights and camp out in the basement until all the knocking stopped...but w/e...I ate more candy than I gave away. Oops.

But man, those pix had me lol'ing. Ha! And yeah, the rug! Too funny!

Brooke said... [Reply to comment]

I laughed at the pictures and then at Renel's comments, too. Those photos are priceless.

And full size candy bars? Are you kidding me? That's $100 for 98 trick or treaters! But if you were a kid who got a full size candy bar? Man, that would be so cool.

Halloween stings a little bit here, too. Honestly, I think that's why I didn't get Caroline a costume besides her pumpkin hat(s). We're still easing our way into celebration, I guess. And missing our should-be-almost-two-year-old.

Mama Bear said... [Reply to comment]

Ha ha!
Bode also only wore a pumpkin hat, but we did make the effort to go see his cousins. It was cute, tiring, fun and sad.
I am sorry that holidays are hard and exhausting, but so glad I am not the only one!

Nicole said... [Reply to comment]

Love that last picture...his face is priceless!

Halloween is surprisingly draining for us too. I think it's because its the first "holiday" after Caroline passed away. Now each one is chock full of the memories of that first year, the happy families and kids coming to our door, and me still looking pregnant. I was MISERABLE. Now that we have Addalee, its exhausting to manage the happy and the sad, especially on a holiday. I think I've actually been in recovery mode all day today. Sooooo tired!

Full sized candy bars?! That's intense, especially for that many kids!

Natasha said... [Reply to comment]

OMG the pictures and Renel's comments- hilarious!!! He is a super cute lion though :)

The holidays are definitely rough. Halloween starts is off for me- it was on a Sunday in 2010. The Sunday before the Tuesday when we found out we lost Aiden. And then Thanksgiving was the first holiday after we lost him. Christmas was horrible as well. It sucks that holidays will always tear at our hearts......