(Each photo is a link which will take you to a larger version of the photo.)
|Technically, this was my second Halloween, but the first time I was barely one month old so it didn't really count. Mom fixed me up with a very cute Piglet outfit (from the Disney Store). Let's start the story at the beginning, though.|
|I hadn't ever shopped for a pumpkin before, so I learned the ropes while visiting my godfather's family in Albany, New York. Sara and Caroline gave me some good tips, and soon I was shopping like a pro.|
Mom, I really like this one.
May I have it?
|Back home in California, I put my new pumpkin shopping skills to work. First, though, one's hat (a gift from Aunt Jocelyn) must be just right.||A nice, round pumpkin should roll well. Look at that tall one on the left in the photo - it's almost as big as I am!|
|This one is WAY too big!|
|After picking a pumpkin, we looked around to see what other activities there were.|
|... rode the train ...|
|... then Mom and I climbed inside a really big jack-o-lantern!|
|The festivities started the Sunday before Halloween when Las Madres had a Halloween party at Bamboola. After playing with some giant pumpkins, I paused to consider what to do next. A new friend offered a pointer or two.|
|Dad and I climbed into a play area filled with plastic balls. I nearly disappeared under the things, plus it was hot. I hated it.||After escaping the torture chamber, we posed for a photo together. Dad was wearing his Day Of The Dead shirt.|
|To welcome other little kids, Mom made a little spook and Dad carved a jack-o-lantern. After a pause for photos, we were ready to go visit the neighbors!|
|I think I was tricked. First, Mom and Dad kept all the loot. If that wasn't bad enough, after we got home, lots of little kids came by to play, but Mom and Dad bribed them with candy to go away. At least they read a Halloween book to me before bed.|
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