Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Shoeless Halloween

This is our first time to actually celebrate Halloween with Grace, as last year was just days before we left on our big trip to Turkey and no one was doing anything in our little town anyways.

We never celebrated Halloween when I was growing up. Something about a traumatic experience when I was five, answering the door to give out candy only to find a mummy right in front of me. I'm not sure they were able to get me out of my room for the rest of the night. And from then on, whenever we asked why we didn't celebrate, usually at the dinner table, my dad would make us go get the "H" encyclopedia and read, out loud, the history of Halloween.

And all I wanted was the candy.

Thanks, Dad, for an excellent education on celtic traditions.

Grace went as a bee to a "Hallelujah" party that our church threw at a local park. Sophia went as a newborn, because she is cute enough already. And also because Ian vetoed my idea for a Vampire/Dracula onesie that read "I want to drink your milk." Something about it being classless. Whatever.

We had a late start due to a nap that went long. Because of said late start, we forgot some of our necessities. Like a diaper bag. And Grace's diapers. Oh, and her shoes too.

We finally arrived though and just accepted the fact that Grace would have Wal-Mart feet and look like a hillbilly for the night.

Who ever heard of a bee that wore shoes anyways?

 Yes, she has a bow/headband on top of her bee hat. There was no strap so I had to get creative with how to keep it on her head.

 There was a pretty good turn out and the weather was gorgeous!

 I, personally, really enjoyed watching my little bumblebee wander around the park. She wore her costume all night and didn't mess with it!

 Be still my heart- my husband taking care of our girls is one of my favorite sights in the world! I bet he never guessed, not in a million years, that he would be a dad to two little girls, but here he is! And he's wonderful with them!

We made it all the way to the end of the party before we were regretting not having our diaper bag.

Just to let you know, Grace can fit into newborn sized diapers. If you use the word "fit" very loosely. Which the diaper was not at all. Loose that is.

And, if Grace gets ringworm from being shoeless all night, so be it.

At least she got to celebrate as a very adorable bee!


Lauren said...

i think she looks so adorable...& the barefeet are just perfect! besides, shoes always look a little silly with most kiddos halloween costumes!

Lyndsey said...

What a cute Bumble Bee! I looove her wings. No one needs shoes when they look that adorable :)

Tami said...

Grace was the cutest, sweetest little bumble bee I have ever seen! I had to laugh about the vampire onesie. I would have to loved to see the looks on everyone's faces with that one! :)