I know that Halloween was two weeks ago but for posterity sake...well you know.
(Lily on top/Ben on bottom)
Halloween was a blast. The kids were adorable, and photogenic, and just all kinds of wonderful. Lily loved every part of it. I was a little worried because I had tried to talk to her about it a few days in advance, and she was adamant that she did not want to wear a costume. Turns out she didn't understand what a costume was. I have no idea what she thought a costume was, but her little head almost exploded when I busted out the yellow and black tutu.
|I did not pose this child, this was all her.|
There was a costume change. Lily wore both the pumpkin and the cow when she was six months and since Ben wants to do everything that Lily does...
Like I said, he wants to be just like Lily.
A few more shots on the deck before dinner to bring the photo total to an even 371.
Before we headed out for a little trick or treating a healthy dinner was had. I know what you are thinking....Mother of the Year!
The weather was relatively mild given that Hurricane Sandy had just come through only two days before. (If we hadn't lost the tree last winter there is no way it would still be standing. We were so lucky to suffer very little damage from Sandy, and our thoughts and prayers have certainly been with those that were not as fortunate.) I only had to threaten Lily twice during dinner to finish all of those peas and carrots. Before toooo looonnng - the girl loves to drag out a meal these days - we hit the streets. And by streets, I mean our street only.
Lily loved handing out candy. It may have been because Matt and I are excellent parents raising a generous and loving young lady who finds joy by giving to others. A less likely explanation is that I let her have two lollipops at once and she was so drunk with power (and sugar) that she would have given away the cats if I had let her.
And immediately after the last picture of the night was taken, she had a pee pee accident...in my lap. Happy Halloween indeed!