I have never been a big fan of Halloween, especially as an adult.
But now that I am mother, I can’t help but get excited about it.
This year we had our second annual Halloween Pajama Party with some good friends.
The tradition was born last year when my friend and I were shopping at Gymboree and I thought the pink skeleton pajamas were cute. My friend asked me to buy them since she had skeleton pajamas for her boys and she said we could do a Halloween movie night. I was sold.
My daughter and I were at Crazy 8’s a few weeks ago and picked up another pair. And luckily movie night happened again this year.
We also had Halloween Dance Party at her dance school.
There was also a Halloween Party at school.
And trick or treating with her class at a nearby office park.
I had every intention of taking her trick-or-treating in the neighborhood but she told me she was done and that she wanted to give out candy to trick-or-treaters. I was surprised but I decided not to push it. I didn’t want to turn a fun day into a stressful evening by forcing her to do more trick-or-treating.
She was disappointed that we only had nine trick-or-treaters.
She is already excited for next year.
I decided to take a trip down memory lane at Halloween pasts.
Age 5 weeks.
My daughter recently found that stuffed pumpkin and is obsessed with him. She calls him “Punky Punks”. She sleeps with him every night and brings him to school for naptime. When these picks showed up on Facebook Memories, I showed her and she was so excited to see “Punky Punks”.
Also that afghan was made by my mother when I was a baby. So she’s the second generation to use it.
Age 13 months
I found this costume while doing an upstairs costume cleanout. I still haven’t decided if I am getting rid of it.
The first Halloween after Bryon died.
Rapunzel. Everyone’s favorite.
And last, but certainly not least, Moana. Though a good friend of mine saw the hair and thought she was Cher. Maybe next year. It would be awesome to get two uses from a wig bought on Amazon. Though I think the odds are good that my daughter will pick another princess.
How was your Halloween? Do you have any Happy Halloween memories or any traditions?