Casey and I went back and forth on what he should be based on the options we had and neither one of us could agree with the other's suggestions. Finally, we came to a compromise, a lion (masculine but still cute)! I took Caden with me back to one of the Halloween stores to make the purchase! Thankfully they let you try on the costumes, which is wonderful since most places are an "all sales final" kind of place. Looking back I probably shouldn't have done this so close to nap time, but some days it just doesn't work out that way. Anywho, we are in the store and I am trying to put this costume on Caden to see what size he needs, when he has a meltdown. After exhausting both of us getting the body of this animal costume on him, I next try for the mane that velcros around his face. Not happening! This child did not want anything touching his face and if it was, he was ripping it off. With that new revelation, that wiped out nearly all the costumes that now existed for babies. Thankfully, the also had these cotton superhero costumes in the store as well. Casey had suggested those earlier, but I turned those down because I wanted one of those super cute animals. There was only one costume that didn't require anything on his face and that was Superman! With the hairs in the middle of his head being longer, this costume turned out to be the perfect fit for him! Plus, it was cotton so he wouldn't be baking in it at our Fall Festival at church! So after all that debating, it turned out to be for nothing, which makes me laugh now. Our Superman was absolutely adorable and now we have a costume that doubles as pajamas (which he totally slept in Halloween night).
We have not added candy to Caden's diet at this point, but we wanted to take him for a little trick or treating on his first Halloween. So we stayed close and just went to a few neighbor's houses who we knew would want to see Caden dressed up and then passed out candy at our house. One of our neighbors (a preschool teacher) was sweet enough to make a special bag of goodies for Caden with food he could actually eat! So thoughtful! The rest will just have to be taken care of by his Mommy and Daddy! Seems pretty fair after my 4:30 and 5:00 wake up calls we've had going on here lately!
|Superman at the MCOC Fall Festival|
|Enjoying his glow stick from the neighbors|
|Caden's first house to go trick or treating at!|
|No candy in there yet!|
|Helping Daddy at work|
|Both of these Hixon boys dressed up for Halloween|