The first year is full of so many firsts. They're all piled one on top of the other and come so fast that sometimes it's hard to stop and keep track; the first long nap, the first time we rode in the car without a complete meltdown (winning!!), the first rolls, creeping and reaches. There are really too many to name. I think that's why as parents we get so excited about those first holidays - we can use the events as benchmarks. I can't even begin to put into words how excited we are for Christmas, but first, Halloween! It's never been my number one favourite holiday, but I mean come on, babies in costumes... there's something wrong with you if you don't just wanna. I bought Juney's from Costco in the summer thinking she needed to be dressed up as some form of "Bug" since by day, she's our June Bug. And I have to admit, it was pretty adorable to see her all dressed up as a lady bug. It was pretty short-lived but we went to the neighbour's house to say Happy Halloween and since my parent's were in town, it was fun to take some pictures. Things didn't get too crazy from that point... considering we have only gums and no teeth, I'm thinking Halloween is something that gets a bit more exciting as we grow older ;)
It was a pretty grey day, but warm enough and a Saturday no less, so we got to really embrace the holiday, complete with pumpkin patch and jack-o-lantern carving. I insisted on a pumpkin family of three and mike indulged me which is why I married this wonderful man :) I always feel so bad throwing out the pumpkins afterwards - it seems like such a shame to only have them carved and lit on one night. I always make a point of looking away on the garbage day after Halloween so I don't have to see all the discarded pumpkins. Bit of a bleeding heart over here!