Tricks and Treats
Whew. Halloween wiped me out. I don’t know about all you new mommies out there but this year, I discovered that I am such a holiday celebrator. I totally bought into the hype. It was awesomely fun and amazingly exhausting. As evidence of my ridiculous excitement for the spooky holiday, I bought Will the zombie pajamas, the mummy glow in the dark onesie, a pumpkin patch outfit complete with pumpkin headband (and yes, boys wear headbands), a onesie with a bat that announces that ’teething-bites’, a skull & crossbones sweater, his pumpkin cap, not to mention his costumes.
I went a little overboard. I can’t wait to do it again for Thanksgiving. and Christmas. and New Years.
And because I am still a little jittery from all that candy, I thought, well, I better share these photo memories now before they completely escape me.
We celebrated Will’s first Halloween by Trick-or-Treating with his cousin Cole.
Cole…I mean, Harry Potter…is six. He wanted to be the little wizard because it meant that he could wear glasses. Cole is obsessed with glassees. I love how he is sportin the Harry scar. You can barely see it with his bangs down.
My sister created his glasses outta hangers. And she made his cape. She is clever like that. She can sew anything. Color me jealous.
I got this photo with Norn. This may be the first time we have had a photo of us and our boys together. Six months. That’s how long it took. Hopefully it won’t be that long till the next one. Of course she looks beautiful…even without makeup.
Cole loves Will. unabashedly. fervently. it shows me how I should love. radically. I have a lot to learn from these two. (oh and check out those two little teeth…Will is oh-so-proud of them…I am still on the fence. I am glad he’s growing but part of me misses that toothless grin. and the non-biting.)
Here’s Will first little Halloween treat. I was kinda surprised that he could reach in and grab a piece. I thought he would have a hard time. He’s not great with fine motor skills…yet. Maybe I should have practiced with him and a big bowl of candy. On the other hand, that would have been dangerous for my thighs.
We walked around the neighborhood…it is a one mile loop. I carried Will the entire time. The houses are kinda far off the road…and we told Cole that it was rude to walk in other people’s grass. I regretted that about half way through. My biceps were burnin big time. Everytime Will picked out a piece of candy, I would let him crinkle it for a while and then I would stick it in my back pocket before we got to the next house. By the time we got home I looked like JLo.
And since the Tinkler couldn’t eat any sweets, I decided to give him a different kind of Halloween treat. The theme was spiders.
I made the stuffed spider doll from an old shirt I got a few years back at Walmart. I love the polka dots. I got the idea for sewing a spider doll after reading that 6 month olds like stuffed animals. And I started to notice that he needed more toys that had ‘arms’ that he could actually grab with one hand. Then I found this dog costume that gave me inspiration.
The eyes were buttons that I got at a discount fabric shop that was going outta business. They were one cent a piece.
The book is The Very Busy Spider. It is written by the author that does those Black bear, black bear, what do you see? books. It’s really cute and the little spider web is textured…perfect for a little man who likes to scratch his fingernails on things.
And of course, at the end there is an owl. Will just can’t get away from hooters.
So that is our Halloween. I can’t wait till next year. Gotta go catch up on some sleep. And Will got his flu shot today so he is a little out-of-sorts…so I better go cover him with kisses. Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween….let’s collectively get a big breath…and ready ourselves for one heckova Thanksgiving