I had a lightbulb/”aha” moment while watching a movie. The movie was Jurassic World. My husband had become a big fan of Chris Pratt after he had made his transformation from “goofball” to “hottie,” so while watching the movie I figured Hmm my husband would probably love to be Chris Pratt’s character… then click, click, CLICK I could be Claire and our boy could be a raptor! I leaned over to my husband to whisper my idea into his ear. He looked at me then looked back at the movie while smiling and nodding. I got the impression of Honey, that’s cool. I’m trying to watch the movie. while I sat there with a big smile on my face thinking that this was genius. Mind you, this was back in June.
Well, with the help of Amazon, we achieved the goal! I loved the way our costumes turned out. We overheard a lot of people raving about our family costume, and a kid actually said “Hey! It’s Owen!” to my husband as we passed by. That made his day. See, honey? I’m brilliant.
For the most part, our holiday was low-key. We went to a friend’s niece’s costume birthday party then headed over to the mall to do some trick-or-treating. I know my son can’t walk or even eat candy yet, but that’s why I chose to go to the mall rather than go door-to-door. It was mostly just for stimulation and photo keepsakes. We met up with some friends and went to a handful of stores. Dominic actually got to pick his own candy at some places which he seemed to think was completely amusing.
Afterwards, we took a little walk around the neighborhood to see some Halloween decor, then relaxed at home to hand out candy to the trick-or-treaters. I do wonder about scary things and babies – does it register with them as scary or is it just random objects? Is it innate to know something is scary like ghosts, vampires, etc? I look back and wonder if I created scary thoughts in his mind by viewing Halloween decor. I hope not!
Anyway, I think the day was pretty spooktacular! I almost want to put him back in his costume to take better photos. I guess if the weather picks back up, we might play around with that idea. For now, enjoy the iPhone photos. Here’s one last gem inspired by the movie meme. I love his little face! 🙂