Thursday, November 1, 2007
Joseph's 1st Halloween
Pre-holiday pumpkin picking, wearing a jack-o-lantern bib from Grammy and Grandpa.
Not sure which weighs more, Joseph or the pumpkin!
He seems to be getting into the holiday spirit! He's really laughing now!
Naturally I was in charge of carving the pumpkin, as I am every year. (Yes, I am wearing my mom's kitchen smock and rubber gloves so I didn't get pumpkin guts all over me.) I had elaborate plans for that gourd, but parenting got in the way. Still, the result was pretty amazing! (I can't take credit for the pattern, which I got off the internet)
On one of my 1000 target runs shortly after Joseph was born, I snatched up 2 costumes that I thought were TOO adorable to pass up. How can you decide in July what costume to use in October (and why are they even out in July?)? Yes, I had joked about dressing him up like a roasted turkey and carrying him around on a silver platter, while I was dressed up as Martha Stewart, but who really has that kind of time? I LOVE halloween and promise to make him the most amazing costumes EVER, but this year it just wasn't in the cards.
So which costume do you like better?
The penguin was absolutely my favorite! Mostly because it's just so darn cute, but also because the 1st childrens' book we ever got, even before he was conceived, was the story of a baby penguin named Tango, born at The Central Park Zoo, that had 2 daddies, just like us. (It's a great book - thanks Missy!)
I also bought the tiger suit, because even though I don't watch college football myself, I knew all the LSU fans out there would appreciate me dressing Joseph up as Mike VI, the LSU mascot. The 2nd pic isn't the greatest of JT, but look at that little tail! and his tongue!
Off to bed in some comfy jammies from Aunt Suthern, Uncle Glenn, and cousin Leyton. It was a fun holiday! Next year will be so much better, when we (might) let him eat some candy. Happy Halloween!