Halloween. I’ll admit I’m not a fan. I never really have been. Now that I have kids, it’s way more fun. The kids definitely don’t get it yet, but I just think it’s so dang cute to see them all dressed up. Owen was a shark his first go around and a dog last year.
The first year, we picked his costume. Last year we went with his obsession with dogs (“gogs”) but this year I asked him what he wanted to be. And you know what he said? A fire truck. Not a fire fighter. A fire truck. This was his answer every single time. And I knew I had to take him seriously. I figured I’d have to use a cardboard box but found a good deal at Pottery Barn Kids during a big sale sooooo…I present to you Owen the Fire Truck:
And you guys, he totally go into it. If you asked him to turn on his siren, he’d go “weee-oooh weee-oooh!” He was ecstatic when the rescue truck showed up at the base Halloween bash they put on for the kids. Sparky was super impressed with his costume. But neither of the kids were too sure about the giant dalmatian. That doesn’t give me a warm fuzzy about Santa pictures this year…
The base put on a wonderful little event for the kids on the parking garage right outside our building. There were decorated tables handing out candy all the way around the two towers so kids could trick or treat. We got there a little late when most of the scarier costumes were out (including a giant dinosaur which absolutely petrified both kids) but they still had fun. Turns out Owen isn’t a fan of masks.
The next night was trick or treat in the towers. Alex took Owen around to a few of our friends’ apartments but for the most part Owen stayed home and helped hand out candy. He gave a heaping handful to every kid. When someone showed up wearing a mask, he shrieked and hid behind me crying, “is it just a helmet like dad’s?” Because Alex told him that it’s like how when dad wears his helmet when he flies and you can’t see his face. He’s super sensitive so it was all we could do not to laugh at him. Most of the kids were cool about it and took of their masks when they saw it scared him. But you should have seen him when the gorilla showed up at the door. I really really really wish I had it on video.
Della totally missed her first Halloween. I didn’t put her in her costume for the outdoors trick or treat since it was so cold and she slept through the tower trick or treat. She missed her nap and went to bed at 5. I did put her in her costume that day so there is evidence. After our recent trip to the zoo with my parents, because she loved them so much, it seemed appropriate that she was a…
flamingo! The cutest one I’ve ever seen.
And because she fell asleep at 5, she slept in it all night. Ha!
I think next year she’ll probably enjoy it more (or not). Who knows. Alex had two weeks of leave after he got home from the long TDY, so I’ll be back at you soon with our little east coast getaway and more! Stay tuned!