Halloween #1

I was torn.

My motherly decision making center of the brain was shorting out.   What to do?  What to do?

The practical, frugal Rocket Surgeon side of me said celebrating EK’s first Halloween is ridiculous.  She’s nine months old for Heaven’s sake, she has no earthly idea what in the world we would be doing, she can’t even walk, much less ring a doorbell and say Trick or Treat.  She can’t even eat candy!  It’s silly to spend money on a costume she is going to wear once in her lifetime.  We’ll have plenty of years to do the whole Halloween thing.

The sentimental, sappy Rocket Surgeon side of me said celebrating EK’s first Halloween is essential.  She’s just nine months old, she’ll be so cute in a costume, she’ll need a picture for the baby book, she might think I was some horrible mother later on down the road (which will happen when she’s sixteen anyway) if we don’t.  Why would I want to miss out on this opportunity to share her with others?

So on October 31st, at around 11:00 a.m. I made up my mind.

We would do a small version of the Halloween thing.

Put on a costume, go to some family and close friends, visit out church festival, then come home and go to bed.

I found a very cute and easy Candy Corn costume to make at this site:  http://www.chicaandjo.com/2010/10/18/candy-corn-costume/

So while she took a nap, I was able to put her costume together.  And then of course, since I’m a beginner sewer, I was able to rip some of it out and re-put it together.  But it came together fairly simply with not too many frustrations on my part.

She hates hats.  Absolutely won’t leave them on.  Even with a “stampede string”,  we fought that thing.  She kept pulling it off, until I showed her herself in the mirror, and just like that she decided it was too cute to take off.

We made our rounds and enjoyed the night.

I must admit, she looked sweet enough to eat!


  1. Donna H. says:

    Tooo stinkin’ CUTE!!!! I absolutely can’t believe you put that adorable outfit together while she took a nap !!! ( of course, I’ve told you several times, I can’t sew a lick!!!) You are totally amazing and you will never regret this decision, cuz’ I’m sure all the family and friends you took her to see will never forget it! Thanks for sharing the pics … it sure was a “treat” for this ol’ granny’s halloween!


  2. Angel says:

    Hey Donna! Well, I’m sure you could sew if you put your mind to it. It sounds like you are super creative with cakes, I’m sure it would be the same with material. Hope you had a Happy Trick or Treat day!!


  3. Barbie Crow says:

    Angel, these are adorable pictures. I’m glad you made the decision to do her 1st Halloween.
    It’s all of the little moments you will remember when you don’t have them anymore !
    I am a friend of Jolene’s, Barbie


    1. Angel says:

      Nice to meet you Barbie! Thanks for dropping by. Come back!


  4. Dana Cargill says:

    Hey, I had been missing EK’s little pictures on FB then it said you deactivated your page so I had to look up your blog. I always read it from FB but I couldn’t stand not to see the little Missy as she grows up.
    You were smart to put her in a costume because from experience I know that there were just a few years that I could chose the costume. Now matter how cute the pictures or pattern, if it wasn’t what they wanted, it would be a waste of time. Take advantage of her lack of opinion so far – or at least the ability to verbalize an opinion.


    1. Angel says:

      I’m so glad you hunted us down Dana. I needed a break from FB. I’m glad I did it too.


  5. Donna H. says:

    Oh yeah … I forgot to mention earlier I LOVE J-Dub’s costume, too. That was “the sexiest cowboy alive” costume, wasn’t it ???? Did you put that one together for him while he was “taking a nap” too ? He’s is one handsome (and special) “dude” … just sayin’ 🙂


    1. Angel says:

      He is pretty special. I’m lucky!


  6. Lenore Diane says:

    Cute, cute, cute!! Great costume, too. Well done, Angel!


    1. Angel says:

      Thanks, thanks, thanks!! So glad to hear from you!


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