This is Connor’s third Halloween. (Here’s my favorite Halloween memory!) We’ve been coaching Connor for several weeks now… “What do you say on Halloween?” Brian’s even been doing a little role playing with him. This year is going to be his very first trick-or-treating experience… I think he’ll have it mastered by the big day!
Sunday is his NICU reunion, and we’re so excited! (See past years’ – 2009 A&B, 2010) The NICU staff does a fantastic job of organizing a “carnival” for all the past babies and their families, and the kids have the opportunity to dress-up in their Halloween costumes a few weeks early. It’s a can’t-miss event for our family, so I’ve had to do some advance planning.
When I first asked Connor (back in August) what he wanted to be for Halloween, he said “ELMO” (of course!). So, I promptly ordered him a costume… which ended up looking nothing like the picture in real life. He hated it, and I did, too. (And there is still red fuzz scattered randomly throughout my house.)
Then he said he wanted to be Buzz. Have you seen the Buzz costume in the stores? IMO, not very cute for a 2-year-old. In the meantime, I fell in love with this year’s Old Navy costumes… and settled on the robot. Thankfully, he loves it (!!!) and calls it his “Buzz Robot” costume. Knowing how fickle a 2yo can be, I’ve got the hamburger and the skeleton (yes, he is still that small) in reserve. Whatever he doesn’t wear to the reunion will be returned. :)
Truth be told, Halloween is not my favorite holiday… at least not the creepy, spooky side of it. (The house next door takes the cake on that one!) So, I’ve been collecting more cutesy décor lately for Connor’s benefit. And, making some, too!
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