Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Halloween!

The much anticipated Halloween festivities finally came this year. Noah was totally into it and he seriously had a blast. We'd been talking about it for weeks -- making Halloween decorations and treats, reading stories, watching the Little Einstein's Halloween episode one too many times, and getting our costume ready. Noah decided he wanted to be a cowboy this year (thanks to our recent church chili cook-off and square dance that got him interested!) and we found a great costume he could wear. Much to my surprise he actually wore it the whole night and didn't want to take it off when we got home (probably because he realized he got all kinds of great treats while he was wearing it!).

We went to a little party with some of our neighborhood friends at Lucy's house and then headed up to the annual Bennett Park parade for some costume flaunting and trick-or-treating. Noah made out pretty well with his candy stash, but we were still up for more fun after that, so we headed up to the ward party. It was quite the night! He was so hyped up on sugar that he wouldn't even eat dinner and I'm pretty sure he was up for another hour in his crib after we put him down. But we had a great night and now I'm spending my time explaining to him that Halloween's over...

here are a few pics from the festivities:

the costume

(and this was before all the candy!)

the prop

(I went a little obsessive and made him a hobby horse -- not as appreciated as I thought it would be but it made for a good picture :)

admiring his horse

(if only for a brief moment!)

the par-tay

the loot


Kendra Leigh said...

Nice job on the horse!

stacey said...

What a cute outfit. I can't believe you made that horse! It looks store-bought!

Sheridan said...

What a happy, cute little guy!