In the middle of all this goofy are we moving, okay when, okay we still don’t really know exactly, we don’t have a house there yet business, the holiday season began. And yeah, I think Halloween marks the beginning of three super fun holidays (Thanksgiving gets points for being smooshed in between two cooler holidays), culminating in CHRISTMAS! I love Christmas, people. Anyway, I would have just skipped this holiday except I have a three-year-old and a new baby in need of a 1st Halloween costume, and so we did it up, Confer style.
Typical family portrait, and typical Confer costumes. Hazel’s was particularly fun this year, I think. Since she’s old enough to really express herself, I thought it would be fun to let her design her costume. She came up with this idea, which is a pink monster with white polka dots and two sets of ears (one big girl, one mouse). The bow, though, is because we’re growing her bangs out.
Julia was a muscle man!! She kept eating and eating on that belt. I thought she might find her little chest hairs, but nope – just the belt. I took the girls trick or treating at the shops yesterday, then we picked up Amos from work. Instead of going door-to-door after that, we opted to take Hazel to Glace for an ice cream treat and next door to the Apple store for a treat (a keychain) and to play on the ipad (her favorite thing). I was hoping Hazel would choose flavors that are seasonal and kind of Halloweeny, but I don’t know why. Sometimes I have these really domestic thoughts, like I’m going to switch out all our bathroom and bedroom decor for all matchy seasonal ones and everyone will take Christmas photos wearing matching red and white sweaters with deer knitted into them. I don’t know where they come from – leftover HCGC reserves? – but I was having one MAJOR last night. I was all, “what flavors do you want? Roasted pumpkin, banana, maybe squash, even rum raisin?” And she looked right at the server and said “I want that blue cheese one and the spicy chocolate.” When she says stuff like that, it snaps me right out of those weird SkyMall fantasies and back into our real world, the one where she orders blue cheese and spicy chocolate and eats them together.