One of the best parts of William being born when he was is having so many holidays in a row to introduce him to. With Halloween up first, he had many things to look forward to with three different Halloween events for him to attend. The day before Halloween, Candy came down to have a pre-Halloween celebration with us. We gave her this Halloween card as it suited her so much.
As it turned out, the card was very representative of the pumpkins that would be carved that night. The original plan was for Matt to carve one for him and one for William, and Candy and I to carve one for ourselves. When it came time to carve, William decided he’d rather breastfeed then sleep, so Matt had to carve mine as well. From left to right, Matt’s for himself, Candy’s for herself, Matt for me and in front Matt’s for William. I love how our pumpkin family turned out.
For the day William wore the adorable onesie Candy bought him. As he napped we put Inky next to him to interact. She’s curious about him, but still figuring out the new baby situation. As Matt put it, “she doesn’t know who he is, but she knows he’s important”.
As Matt and I had always gone to Candy’s for Halloween, we had never had one in our own place. With William far too young to travel this time, the plan was to buy lots of candy, and have fun handing it out to Trick or Treaters. We had the door knocked on exactly twice for this, though, ironically, the complex across the street from us had many candy seeking children. This photo shows our only large group, and in the background our neighbors.
The other Halloween event for us was held the weekend before. Our apartment complex had an hour long party, and we dressed William in a skeleton costume for the occasion.
Matt and I did not dress up, yet we enjoyed having a family portrait taken with the spooky backgrounds.
The office had a haunted house motif. They were careful to make it fun and not scary so kids of all ages could appreciate their efforts.
As a child William was entitled to a goodie bag. Thus he got to Trick or Treat long before he could say any of the words for himself.
We stayed for about half of the party, which as new parents was a good amount of time to do so.
William was quite worn out, and enjoyed a great nap after his first Halloween event. While he will of course not remember any of this, I’m glad we have these photos to show him someday.