Our Ghost Halloween 2012
We began our holiday festivities with a trip to the Pumpkin Patch and our neighborhood Pumpkin Picking Party (again, love our new neighborhood!) to select the perfect pumpkins for carving!
We went back and forth between Minnie Mouse and Ariel for our outfit of choice. I really wanted to find her an Ariel costume as she simply fell in love with the movie and character and songs at first glimpse but I wasn't finding a costume I liked and Mary Ann found a very affordable, very adorable Minnie Mouse so we went with it! On the Saturday before Halloween we dressed Amelia in her costume and loaded up the wagon to take her around our very large block to trick or treat. We thought this would be just the right amount of Trick or Treating for a two year old and we would be able to get back to the house to hand out candy for the rest of the night. We had no idea how Amelia would react to Trick or Treating but basically as soon as she discovered you received candy if you went to these strangers houses and said the magic words ("Trick or Treat") she was all in. After a few houses we didn't even have to remind her what to say! She loved every minute of it and also enjoyed sitting on the front porch passing out candy to the droves of kids ... and teenagers...hmmm...who came to our neighborhood to get the good stuff! She essentially spent the night...and several days and nights after asking for candy and telling us she "needed" it. Holy cow! I can't tell you how many times I said to Eric, "Remember when Amelia didn't know what candy was? Those were the days..."