Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you had a fun and safe holiday. This time last year I was recovering from a caesarian and snuggling my 12 day old baby. This year I was able to dress my toddler up in a costume I made and took him trick-or-treating.
Gene was dressed up as a garden gnome! Seriously, how cute is he with his little hat and beard?
Since he's still pretty young and doesn't eat candy, we planned to only go to a couple of houses. Because of this, I didn't want to make a big, complicated costume. He wore jeans and a flannel shirt. I made him a pair of suspenders, a hat and a beard.
Don't let the first picture fool you. This is what he looked like for the first half hour he wore the hat. He only left it alone when I put one-half of a vanilla wafer in each of his hands. Two minutes later he was tugging at his beard.
One of our first stops was to visit our buddy, Max. He was dressed up as Max from Where the Wild Things Are. His costume was fantastic.
After that we made a stop to see our neighbor Sally. She was so excited to see Gene in his costume. She has a gorgeous yard full of beautiful flowers and would've stuck Gene out as decoration if I'd let her!
After that it was time for bed. By the time we got home he was used to his hat and left it on his head while he crawled around.
A little note about our neighborhood: We get gobs and GOBS of kids on Halloween. GOBS. You'd think the only candy in the county came from this area. It seems to be our street. Our friends live several blocks away and get very few kids. We've handed out candy the last two years. Both years we have run out of candy in less than an hour. This means locking our doors and shutting off every single light in the house so the kids think we're not home. We don't need an angry mob of sugar-hungry kiddos beating down our doors.