This little holiday seemed to sneak up on us quite quickly.
I guess that's what life with a newborn can do to you.
Three weeks before Halloween, I asked Isla June what she wanted to be for Halloween.
She proceeded to tell me she wanted to be a witch.
Great!! We already had a witch costume at our house and my mother-in-law ran up to Target for a witch's hat.
done. and done. I felt like super mom. Yes, I can have a preterm baby and be prepared for holidays!
But, knowing my daughter, full well, I continued to ask her this question about once a week. Just to make sure she wasn't going to pull any surprises on me.....
Me: What do you want to be for Halloween?
Isla June: A Zombie!
Me: What!?!? I thought you wanted to be a witch?
Isla June: No, I want to be a Zombie and eat your brain.
I kept asking and kept asking hoping that she would change her mind back to being a witch.
Even the night of the holiday, I actually pleaded with her to please just wear the witch costume.
It was simple. It was available.
So, at 4 pm on Halloween night I ventured out to find something I could put together to make my sweet little girl become a zombie. I even stopped to find zobie make-up.
Traffic was horrible, the baby was crying and I was unshowered and a little bit frazzled.
But, I was determined to let me daughter have the halloween outfit that she wanted.
When I returned home, Isla June promptly announced that she was, in fact, NOT going to be zombie.
Her excuse was that she "didn't want to scare her friends."
How could I argue with that?
Thankfully, we had some old costumes laying around and she chose, instead, to be a pumpkin.
We had friends come to our neighborhood for trick or treating.
It's gated and quiet, plus the neighbors were quite excited for our little crew.
Perfect for the crowd ages 5 and under.