warning: overload of pics coming!
since jovie’s pretty young, we planned on having a very low-key halloween. because it was saturday, music class was that day, so we were to wear our costume to that. our big halloween plan was to just be in costume all day long. yippee. she goes to bed pretty early, and doesn’t eat candy, so we weren’t going trick-or-treating anyway.
friday night we thought jovie got out of her crib, packed her things and moved out, but brought a newborn as a decoy. ok. so, it wasn’t quite like newborn status, but it has been a long time since we had to get up with her 5 times! (tho, thankfully b/c of her early bedtime, that’s not as bad as it sounds. she slept solidly from 1-6:30am)
so we pretty much knew/assumed she wasn’t feeling well (tho no fever nor stuffy nose at all, except for what happens when you cry all nite). of course when we saw her in the light of day on saturday and saw the red nose, watery, glassy eyes, and felt her hot skin….. ooohhhh
so our one halloween plan changed and we stayed in our halloween pj’s much of the day. after having a newborn-ish baby again—- no sleeping, being held, crabby, miserable— we did throw some jeans on her and brave the sprinkles of rain to take her for some coffee. (us, not her). we needed a change in scenery!
what with the rain and everything, that pretty much delayed the start of halloween in our neighborhood. i don’t think anyone came over until right about 8pm! just as The Mr. got the brilliant idea that since little girl was fussy/not feeling well/didn’t sleep at all…..let’s not have the doorbell ring all night. so we just set our candy out with a threatening note.
and she did, indeed, sleep through the kids who rang the doorbell anyway and shouted excitedly remarking on our scary halloween fun.
luckily, we got to use her “costume” last week when we went to our friends’ halloween party.
without further ado: (plenty o’ pictures for you, aunt barb!)
and- the “costume”: