Sunday, November 01, 2009

I'm bringing home a baby bumble bee

Last year we were Halloween Scrooges and didn't dress Em up nor apparently take any pics of her in the few Halloween-themed items we had. Oops. Let us note that last year we were still very much making our way through the New Parents Fog as Em wasn't even a month old yet. But we made up for it this year!

Saturday morning the Santa Monica Pier hosted a special Halloween celebration for kids ages 1-5. We got our little bumble bee all dressed up and headed out.
Bee Friendly

To go along with her bee outfit, I threw on a flower headband that I had purchased for Em for Easter.
Bee Kissed

We arrived right as the event started, and Em immediately rocked out to the live band.

Then the Pier filled up with a ton o' kids, and the sun started beating down (only in So. Cal can you risk getting a sunburn on Halloween, sheesh), so we headed home.

Before we headed to my in-laws' that evening, we did some reverse trick-or-treating and brought some candy to our condo neighbors.

Em's sporting some baby leg warmers she's had for a while, along with some shoes she had that happened to match.

From the back, and on her way out the door.
From the back

"Halloween! Yay!"

We set her outside the door of our two neighbors and knocked on their doors at the same time. They came out to find this little bee.

And they were all so excited to see each other!
Beeee Neighborly

Em had her first up-close encounter with a dog, which was just her size. She was very sweet with the dog, and likewise, and couldn't get enough of its nose.
Beeee Mine

Happy Halloween, sweet girl!
Bee Contemplative

By the way, this kicks off my participation in NaBloPoMo -- National Blog Posting Month! Check back every day for a new post from me. I didn't participate last year, but had a blast the previous two years! And this is just what I need to get back into blogging more regularly!

"I'm guessing Angela's the one in the neighborhood who gives the trick-or-treaters some toothbrushes. Pennies. Walnuts." - Pam, The Office


  1. So very cute!

    Glad to see you are doing NaBloPoMo again!

  2. She just keeps on getting cuter. LOVE the costume, esp the leg warmers! I might do NBPM too, btw. Woot!

  3. She is so adorable! I love that costume and her leg warmers.

    And that picture of her petting the dog? You need to frame that.

  4. Now there's a bee I wouldn't run screaming from!

  5. Oh my god, she is killing me!

  6. She just gets prettier and prettier!

  7. Adorable! She's such a cutie!

    I just signed up to do NaBloPoMo! Thanks for the deets! I think it'll be good for me!

  8. Oh my gosh - she is so adorable. I love her little costume.

  9. Em is just the cutest EVER! What a sweet, little bee : )

  10. She's a perfect little bee! :)

  11. adorable! i want to eat her face!

  12. Be still, my uterus.

  13. So cute! Seriously one of the cutest toddler costumes I've seen. Also, she seems happy and to be having fun, which a lot of the toddlers...well, not so much!

    Maybe we can encourage each other along on NaBloPoMo!

  14. um adorable. love her little outfit, so precious!

  15. She is seriously cute! Love the leggings.

  16. I just DIED from cuteness. that is, hands down, the cutest Halloween kid/costume I have ever seen. EVER. EVER.

  17. Adorable!! The baby legs totally make it :)

  18. I just want to eat her up!!

  19. Why are toddler costumes so dang cute??? I love the leggings. She's more and more adorable everyday.

  20. So precious! Excellent costume.