First up was the Halloween party. It seems that every year one of my friends has a party and invites the crew. This year it was Caitlin. Costumes were mandatory, and I thought about wearing one of those shirts with the skeleton baby or pumpkin on the belly, but thought it might be a cop out. Not to mention they are almost as much as an entire costume. Then I looked at maternity costumes online. The same 5 maternity costumes kept showing up everywhere I looked, which were an angel, a devil, a witch, a pirate, and a fairy. The funny thing was that they were sort of like the "sexy" versions of each character only with room for the bump. Kinda weird. I decided to look through the regular costumes and came across a lady bug one that I thought would work because it had this big cloth shell that would fit over the bump.
Sorry, I know the quality of this picture is terrible. It was really dark and we had trouble getting a good shot. Anyway, you get the idea. Probably not the most flattering costume ever, but it worked.
|Diana, Jen, Me, and Dion|
|Katy, Diana, Dion, Jen, and Michelle|
The next day the Halloween fun continued with my neighborhood's annual Halloween parade. I'm always the lame-o without kids that dresses up her dog and walks him in the parade. Next year we'll have a baby to take to the parade! This year Clyde was Bat Dog
As usual, Clyde was a big hit with everyone.
We had fun :)
Greg missed the weekend festivities but got home on Monday and we carved our pumpkins. As per usual, he did a design (a bat) and I did a face.
Also as usual, we waited til the last minute to decorate the house. Greg loves Halloween though, so he always does a good job and gets really into it.
The big spider and orange lit tree was a new addition to our decor this year. We also did our usual smoke machine, purple lights on the bushes, and Greg added a soundtrack of spooky sounds. I'm pretty sure the little kids were terrified...
We all had a great time passing out candy and Clyde was a good sport about the doorbell ringing constantly. He wore his bat wings and would go out on the porch to hang out with each group of trick-or-treaters each time the door opened. It was so cute.
I greatly over estimated the amount of candy I should buy this year, and probably have three bags left. Ooops. Not the best month to have that amount of sugar in the house when I have my glucose coming up at the end of November! I might have to bring some in to work and try to unload it there.
Anyway, it was another fun Halloween, and I'm really looking forward to experiencing it with a little one next year. That's going to be really cool!