How was everyone's Halloween? I have to say that holidays are much more fun for us this year, since we have Cooper. I'm sure that they will only get better as he gets older and actually gets excited. Although, I'm sure that he was excited to be a scarecrow this year ;)
We have an event here called "boohaha" that is put on each year. A portion of town is blocked off (or supposed to be blocked off :) ) and there is trick or treating for the kids, as well as cosutme contests for children AND pets, and they have a parade. I'd never been before, so I was to get together with some friends and our boys (we ALL have boys) and watch the parade. I wanted to go a little earlier and walk around a little to see what this thing was all about. There was a costume contest that I kinda wanted to enter Cooper in to, but it was being held much earlier than anything else so we didn't do it. Probably for the best because I'm a sore loser :)
After a little Twitter chat, Jessica, Sarah and I decided that we would meet up and take the kids trick or treating before the parade started. Weeeellllll that was a joke because the trick or treating like was RIdiculous. So, we opted to sit at a restaurant patio and eat pizza :) Whatever, it worked for us! After we ate and chatted for a bit, it was time to take our little scarecrow and head over and meet everyone else for the parade. I wish we would've gotten a picture with the bees and poodle!
Here we all are with our boys!We waited....and waited.....and waited for the parade. Eventually Cooper got hungry, so we ducked behind the crowd to feed him. And at that point the 'parade' started. We couldn't see much, but we saw 2 limos and several minutes later, a pink fire truck. And then, nothing. By that time, Cooper had finished eating and we'd decided to leave. As did most other people there. Some guy beside us was yelling "I don't know why everyone's leaving! There's a TON of stuff still coming up!" Really dude? Because we'd been there for 30 minutes and had seen nothing. The parade was really disappointing. Next year, we won't even bother. It was worth it to get a picture with the boys together though :)
Sunday we took the scarecrow over to my parents house for a photo shoot.He was such a good sport about wearing this costume, hat and all. The hat was really snug under his chin and he didn't even fuss! He's such an easy-going baby.
We don't really have any trick or treaters in our neighborhood, so we just hung around Sunday night. Maybe next year we'll try actually trick or treating? We'll see!