I haven't taken a semi-official photo of Lucy in, um, I guess a year. I just tend to take photos as we are going about our lives. But in the midst of yesterdays crazy, we headed over to the park for a quick 10 minutes. I had to document this crazy, over-the-top pink get-up, we had going on. I never thought I would have a girl who loves pink so much. I don't even own the color. But here we are. Obsessed with pink shoes, pink dresses and pink candy. I even tried to get her to go for the green fairy costume, but Lucy wasn't having it. And you know what, she loves it. I love it. I can't wait for next year, even though I think trick or treating might get even crazier with a one-year old in tow.
I really love Halloween. Like a lot. And I feel so sad if we can't go and do every single Halloween adventure there is to be had, and adventures are what we have been having (Gardner Village, Cornbelly's, Caramel Apples! Parties! Parties!) I have been documenting it all, via Instagram (curse you for making me a lazy photographer you iPhone, you,) but one thing I didn't do this year, was coordinating costumes. I'm going to chalk it up to being 37 weeks pregnant, and throwing a birthday party for Lucy that nearly put me into labor. So here are some pictures from last year, which I never posted. Thank you Logan Walker for the wonderful photography. I'm in pictures so rarely, so why not be all decked out in pink when I finally decide to?
There is so much going on in our lives right now, and I keep meaning to put it all up here. More for me, than anyone else. Like how Lucy turned 3, and it was kinda of a big deal, or how about we still don't have that baby car seat, or about our dear Oliver, who is currently breaking our hearts. It will all get up here eventually. But in the meantime, here's Lucy and I, in all our glory.
I know Christmas's cozy memory is just barely fading, and Halloween, was like, four holidays ago, but sometimes that happens with my personal film. The stuff comes back at the most inconvenient times. It may not be season appropriate, but it is my favorite holiday, so I'm throwing convention to the wind and posting it now. January is a bit dreary anyway, and could use some cheering up.
This was Lucy's first official trick or treating Halloween. We brought her home her on 10.31.09 and I'm not quite crazy enough to take a 4 day old out trick or treating. There is a funny story, however, about me nursing her in the front room, and persistent Trick or Treaters at the front door. Want to hear it? Actually, that's pretty much it. "Mom, I think someone is there, Mom can we wait a bit longer? I think they are just watching TV." And then last year it rained, dumping monsoon qualities of rain. So last year was a no go too.
This year though, this year was perfect. We got the whole neighborhood gang together, and quickly dominated the streets! Ok, just kidding. But we live in an older neighborhood, so it was fun to see so many little monsters, princesses, cavemen and bumble bees all dressed up together. The only sad part was the Lucy tuckered out way before I was ready. Did I mention I love Halloween? I was the kid who would stay out until neighbors started unloaded all of their candy. My dad would drop off sibling after sibling, and we would stay out as long as my little heart and legs would last.
Lucy doesn't quite get the concept. There is nothing more awesome then dressing up and then people giving you candy, just because you showed up at their door. It's amazing.
Happy, belated, belated Halloween!