It's been a busy few days -- a whole Halloween weekend! Here's Norah "carving" her pumpkin:
She really just helped scoop guts, but she highly enjoyed that part. Jerry did the actual carving -- he's the arteest in the family -- but here are Norah, Caleb and I posing in front of Jerry's finished products:
One is Elmo, and one is "The Princess and the Frog." I think they were pretty dang nice -- nicer than the jack-o-lantern I'm capable of carving.
On Saturday, we attended a Halloween party, and here we are at the start: Jerry and Caleb are "that guy" from "The Hangover," Norah is Jessie from Toy Story, and I'm, well, I'm just me.
The Halloween party was a lot of fun, and the funniest part, for me, was Norah stripping down naked to run out in the rain and fetch a ball that had rolled out into the driveway. She didn't want to get her costume wet, but she wanted to get that ball, dangit! So, at 2 years old, my daughter is already "that naked girl" at Halloween parties...oy!...the teenage years are gonna be a bear!
And, lastly, here are the munchkins this evening before Trick-or-Treating: Jessie and Shrek.
Before we went out, I asked Norah, "Now what do you say when people come to the door?" Norah: "Suckers!" Can 2 year olds make double entendres? :)
Norah enjoyed the trick or treating even though Jerry and I were a bit disappointed in our neighborhood's lack of Halloween cheer. When I was a kid, trick or treating was a HUGE deal, but we've never really seen many trick or treaters here. We must live in the wrong neighborhood. Still, like I said, Norah loved it, and at one point she declared: "More chocolate!"
We thought it was gonna be an awful night in terms of bedtime, but we limited the candy and only kept her up a wee bit past her normal bedtime, and she went to bed just as easily as any other night. Phew! I'm sure that in the years to come, it won't be this easy.
Anyway, I have been running as well (gotta even out my own candy-consumption), but reports on that later! For now, I have papers that I'm not gonna get to.