Ah Halloween. Colt is still too little to both understand the concept of trick-or-treating and to eat candy, so it was 100% about the costume again this year. But I didn't want The Costume to suffer the same fate as most clothes that endure an entire day of daycare. So I sent him to school in his cutest day-before-Halloween getup. But not before I made him pose for a picture or two or twelve.
I picked him up from school a little early and we went home to enjoy a few minutes of sunshine. I feel like it's been raining for weeks and the poor little guy's been stuck inside quite a bit. So I just let him run.
Then we headed back to my office for some Halloween festivities. Kiddos were invited to come through the office, trick-or-treating and such. And Colt and I made our rounds to say hello. Teresa had Chaz with her, too, so it was our own little Take Your Toddler To Work Day. The cute little cowboy in the pictures is Chaz.
This next photo is completely random and has not one thing to do with Halloween, but Colt found a box of "stuff" to play in on Saturday morning and we thought it would be good to have something to use as, you know, cultural evidence someday when we sit down to tell Colt about the Good Ole Days when we used to buy music in stores. On little discs. (If you look closely, there are even some cassette tapes in there. For good measure. And because someone never throws anything away.)
Some old friends of Jeff's from Smackover were camped for the weekend at Devil's Den, so we went to say hello. Jeff's friend Steve, his wife Delina and their kids Jace and Maylee. Maylee is five and let me tell you it was love at first sight. Colt couldn't get enough of her. And she was happy to entertain him all afternoon. I don't think I have any photos of Maylee, but she was such a cutie – and you know how Colt has a thing for the pretty girls!
And now. What you've all been waiting for. The Impossibly-Cute-Pictures-of-Baby-In-His-Halloween-Costume!
A monkey! Duh. Honestly, he didn't even need the costume. He is a running, climbing, jabbering little thing – all on his own. But the costume is cute. Right? We came inside after taking pictures and he went straight for Mongo. He is specifically fascinated by Mongo's left foot – as you can see – because his magic left foot turns on the infernal stuck-in-your-head-FOR-LIFE music that shall remain nameless. Monkey See Monkey Do!