I had big plans on crocheting a cap and making a braid, but my attempts failed and she ended up with just a braid with a ribbon to tie around her head for her first Halloween event. I made a cap that evening, but she wanted nothing to do with it the next day, preferred the ribbon.
Annelee was going to be a ladybug, we already had a very cute hand-me-down costume. So we were all set.
There was a weekend full of parties for Vivian ... starting off with the Daycare Halloween Party on Friday. On Saturday, she was invited to a Halloween Party at a Daycare friend's house. She was the only girl, all the boys were dressed as superheros and a vampire. They played that the vampire was trying to get the princess and the super heros saved her. Talk about re-inventing stereotypes!
Sunday was the Halloween parade at church (gotta love a church that embraces Halloween!) and Emma's fourth birthday party, also with a Halloween theme.
Then, finally, Halloween itself rolled around on Monday. At six o'clock on the dot it started to rain (trick or treating in Mt Lebanon is 6pm-8pm). So, we changed our plans and I stayed home with Annelee (who hated her costume anyways) and Will took Vivian out. They stayed out for over an hour and came back with a bucket full of candy. Apparently, after every house, Vivian would say "I want to go home". Then she'd spot a jack'o'lantern somewhere and say "No, I want to go there!".
|One of a very few shots of a smiling ladybug|
|Rapunzel and her long hair|
|I may have to work on my make-up skills|
|Not the picture I envisioned, but it makes me laugh every time I look at it. I hope Annelee will forgive me one day for taking it :)|