Monday, November 01, 2010

We're off to see the Wizard

Halloween was a sweet success!

Em made the perfect little Dorothy, with the attitude to take on the Wicked Witch!
Fierce Dorothy

We started the day with a trip to the Farmer's Market, where we enjoyed some tamales.

We checked out the animals in the petting zoo.
Hey Mommy!

We stopped to smell the flowers -- but no poppies to make our Dorothy sleepy.

We spent the afternoon at home, and then we headed to my in-laws' for trick-or-treating. On the way, I told Brent that we need to start taking more pics of the three of us together.


You can see me holding Em's trick-or-treat basket with Toto tucked inside.

We waited till dark to officially head out for treats, but we did a practice run to my in-laws' good friends next door. Grandpa came with us.
Trick or treating with Grandpa

Em was presented with treats, and she couldn't be convinced to pick some up. So I grabbed some for her.

When the sun set, we hit the streets. Quite a few of the houses in my in-laws' neighborhood have a lot of stairs to climb, which gets tiresome for us and Em. We stuck with the easy-access homes.

Em loved strolling the neighborhood and knocking on doors. She gave quiet "trick-or-treats" and "thank-you's". Our little Dorothy was a big hit with the candy distributors and other parents and kids. One dad who answered the door said, "Are you kidding me with this costume -- and her HAIR?!? SO CUTE!"

Em did great with most of the scary decorations and costumes. One older trick-or-treater made up as a zombie saw Em and ran by us with his face hidden by his treat bag, which I thought was very considerate. A guy at one of the houses answered his door with a scary mask on, then exclaimed, "OH! A little one! I'm so sorry!" I told him it was totally fine -- and that he should disregard the toddler clutching my leg.

She smiled and giggled during our short adventure, exclaiming, "It's so CUTE!" and "Ooooh, WOW!"

We're already looking forward to next Halloween.

This post kicks off my third year of NaBloPoMo -- National Blog Posting Month! You can expect a post every day this month from yours truly!

"Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh my!" - Dorothy, Wizard of Oz


  1. She is officially the cutest Dorothy I've ever seen! Glad to hear she enjoyed it!

  2. She is absolutely adorable! Hands down, cutest Dorothy ever. Funnily enough, the princess was the Wicked Witch of the West!

  3. Such a cute costume! The most adorable little Dorothy!!

  4. That costume is so adorable! She looks so sweet in it!

  5. She looks adorable!!!!

  6. I'm dying from this cuteness right now.


  7. She's sooooooooooooo cute!!! I swear, even my grouchy heart melts when you put up pics of Em.

  8. she's sooo cute as Dorothy. Love the red ruby slippers.

  9. I LOVE it!! She looked so adorable in her little dress!

    And the basket with Toto was the perfect touch.

    Wasn't this year such a different experience than last year? These girls are getting so big and so much fun!

  10. Em is the CUTEST Dorothy I have ever seen! Seriously - that girl belongs in magazines.

  11. Love the first shot with her flexed hands. hhhaaaa! :)

    So cute.

    I brought Claire trick or treating for the first time - will post soon!

  12. she is one adorable dorothy and i LOVE those curls, so dang cute!

  13. She melts my heart. What a cute Dorothy!

  14. Love the Dorothy costume- she is totally adorable!

  15. So cute!!! Love the costume and the ruby slippers!

  16. OMG I can't get over her FIERCE picture. I keep going back to look at it. She is too cute.