Working full-time with a newborn is not conducive to getting a lot of things done at home. I'm basically gone for ten hours, and when I get home I spend most of my time with Owen, while fitting in only the chores I need to do for the next day. This is a long way of saying that our Halloween preparations this year were not the most thorough. We did get pumpkins, and we did carve them--but luckily for us trick or treating was postponed a few days because of Hurricane Sandy, since we didn't get our carving done until November 3rd.
So Owen had two Halloween costumes, although they were a hand-me-down and a pastiche. Here is Owen as a scary skeleton:
And here he is in close up, looking not remotely skeletal in his skeleton suit. A skeleton with chubby cheeks!:
And here is pumpkin Owen, in a costume once worn by his cousin Henry. This is how he looked when the trick or treaters came by for their candy. Festive, no?!:
One good thing about babies is that the line between halloween costumes and everyday wear is easily crossed. For example, this is Owen's winter "coat," inherited from a friend of Martha's. An adorable little blue bear-kin.
Anyway, Owen DID dress up for Halloween, so I suppose that is something. Sean has next year's costume all planned, and since it involves a bit of sewing, I'm hoping I'll have this work/baby/ household upkeep thing more down pat!
(Dorothy had a Halloween costume too, by the way: she was a punk rocker with a lavender mohawk and spiked necklace and bracelet. Unfortunately for this blog, we didn't get a good photo of her in the costume (yet) because she kept attacking the mohawk.... I will try again, never fear....)