We had the BEST time last night!
Clay's first Halloween, he was about 3 months old. It was my last day of work before staying home for about a year and a half to be a full-time mom. Hubs was out of town on business, and I was exhausted. So, our first Halloween was a bust.
Last year, we dressed up for Halloween, but we didn't go trick or treating. We just thought he was still a bit too little, so we put on our costumes and stayed home to open the door for other trick or treaters.
THIS YEAR, though, we thought it was high time to unleash the Bradshaws for Halloween. We decided early on to go as Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Yoda. We picked these costumes because a.) hubs is a huge star Wars fan, b.) all costumes were readily available at the Halloween store, and c.) Yoda was a comfy costume that was warm, but not too warm.
We decided to meet up with my sister and her family at my parents' house for supper before hitting the streets. Clay's cousin, Caleb, was the cutest little Batman ever. After we feasted on steak, mashed potatoes, salad and rolls, we all changed into our costumes. At first, Clay wasn't so sure he wanted to wear his. But as soon as he realized it was his ticket to go outside and run around the darkened streets, he was all for it.
He held Caleb's hand the whole night as they trick or treated, clutching his little treat bag in the other hand. He dutifully said "Trick or treat!" (usually before the person even came to the door) and "Thank you!" Having Caleb there to show him the ropes really helped. By the time we got to the fourth house or so, he had this trick or treating thing DOWN.
It was soooo cute to watch him, walking down the street with his huge Yoda ears flapping. Though he wasn't a big fan of the candy in general (he can eat about two pieces before he decides he's done with it for a while.), he LOVED his treat bag. He held it all the way home in the car, and insisted on sleeping with it last night.
I love that kid.