Well as with a lot of the firsts, we had high expectations for Halloween. We should know by now that expectations are useless when dealing with a toddler lol. Our big plan had been to go to the twins (Max and Vanh) place and hit their neighbourhood. Sam had found a great Pooh Bear outfit as Max and Vanh had decided they wanted to be Piglet and Tigger. It would have been perfect with a bunch of prime photo opportunities. Well Van had other ideas. Between the endless teething pain and fighting a cold (that has plagued me since last week), he just wasn't up for a trip in the car and a lateish night. We decided to take him to 3 of our neighbours' houses instead and get him to bed a bit early. I don't think he ever knew what was really going on and was more intent on getting into our neighbours' homes rather than accept the candy on offer. Here are a few pictures (my mother visited this weekend but sadly we didn't manage to get any pictures with her and Van):
Costume is on:
Watching our neighbour Mark get the shared front step shoveled off in readiness for the trick or treaters:
The first house. A bit confused:
He knows our neighbours so ran in right away...past C.C and into the living room. It took a bit of coaxing to get him to come back and accept some candy lol:
Darkness has arrived. Even Superman and his dog SuperChibi need to call it a night at some point:
We did manage to get together with a few other adoptive families on Saturday for a little Halloween get together. Kindly hosted by Cindy and her super cute daughter Hannah. We decided to try for a group shot on the couch. After a few tries we finally got one.
An adjustment to Tigger:
Superman is trying to get away:
Now Superman is traumatizing the little lady beside him:
Finally, success! From left to right: Vanh and Max (27 months), Hannah (almost 3), Van (15 months) and Olivia (12 months).
Trying on a Mexican wrestling mask from one of daddy's previous costumes :)
He thought the mask was pretty funny!
Unrelated to Halloween but equally as monumental in Van's young life, his first exposure to snow:
I will end with a recent picture of Van that I just love!