This is my first ever carved pumpkin (as in I saw it being carved live in front of me by Noah) despite having lived in the US for over 9 years now. I think I will name him Jack. I am kind of a traditionalist in that aspect. I like that he looks kind and almost has a smile. He actually looks like he would be a good conversationalist . . .
. . . if his brains wasn't all mush . . .
Nice job Noah.There was a little bit of a "are-we-going-to-trick-or-treat-this-year?" since we had just returned from the hospital from the nut allergy reaction morning of the trick-or-treat date for Westerville. Not to mention the fact that once again, we approved a totally impractical Tinkerbell costume for the fall weather.
But I hated that we missed Halloween last year (I was in Zurich) and I knew Naia had really been looking forward to it so I dressed Naia up and took some photos indoors,
Then bundled Gianna into a stroller (we had a warm and cozy bumblebee costume for her and she would have NOTHING to do with it), and totally ruined Naia's fairy street cred by making her wear her cupcake fleece pants and her winter coat (her fall coat was not big enough to accommodate the wings). But I don't think she felt like the festivities was any less fun - she was in it for the candy anyway. It also helps when you have a fun neighborhood like ours where the adults dress up too to give out candy,
Love those ladies.
This year, I encouraged Naia to walk up to certain houses by herself while I stayed on the pavement with Gianna. She was cautious about that for awhile, then began to take braver and braver strides with each house.
(Love the wings peaking out from the top of her pink coat, and the petal skirt from under it.)
Of course when she got home, we did the customary sorting of candy to remove the ones with nuts or that we were not sure about, and even after the filter, she still made out better than 2 years ago. PLUS, she had nicked some from Grandma's bowl (Grandma was on candy-give-out duty) so her candy basket on top of our fridge is definitely the fullest it has ever been. We did not have any leftovers from giving out candy which I was very happy about - none laying around for us to absent-mindlessly snack on.
Next year, I think Gianna may be more open to joining in as a costumed participant of the trick-or-trick fun especially once she figures out the perks. There may be hope for that bumblebee costume yet!