For our first Halloween in DC, we decided to stay home and pass out candy on the front porch to enjoy our new neighborhood and the seasonably warm weather. After Milo retired to bed, we had some friends over for dinner and some pretty intense taboo conversations… spooky but fun, as usual. Milo enjoyed playing “collect and smash” with the candy stash, which involved sifting through the candy bowl to find the squishiest candies, then squeezing them in his little hands until they were misshapen fists of chocolate. Luckily his daddy doesn’t discriminate and could take those squishy treats off his hands. I mean hooves.
And before everyone assumes that Milo dressed up as a naked baby, here he is in full goat get-up, for the second time (hey, may as well get some use out of this costume- who knows if the next kid will fit into it around Halloween time):
If you are wondering what Milo is staring at, since the pumpkin’s top is clearly on, please note the shreds of pumpkin bits to the left of our freshly carved, not-so-creative jack-o-lantern… we have a squirrel who ate an enormous hole in the back of the pumpkin. This gave Milo the perfect view of the candle burning inside, which of course is mesmerizing to any toddler. Fire.
If you think the jack-o-lanterns looked corny, check out the scarecrow with eyeglasses and hair that we put together. I promise, next year’s Halloween decor will be so much better.
… And I will dress up, too.
Happy Halloween! As Andrew would say, have a “spooktacular” day!