She went with pink, obviously.
The costume came with pink shoe covers that mimicked tall boots, but as it happens, I had just ordered those boots above for Em's shoe collection. They were more durable and coordinated perfectly.
Em got a lot of use out of her costume. She wore it to a neighborhood costume parade over the weekend, although it was hidden beneath her raincoat and our umbrellas, thanks to pouring rain. She didn't care, though.
She wore it to her preschool party yesterday morning, and then to Brent's giant Halloween office party yesterday afternoon.
I spent the week wringing my hands over the forecast, which claimed a 70% chance of rain during the peak trick-or-treating hours. We live around the corner from one of Portland's most popular Halloween destinations, so it's especially spirited. Miraculously, it didn't rain 95% of the time we were out. And when it started pouring, we were all armed with raincoats and an umbrella, which up until that point I had started to feel silly about toting around the 'hood.
Em did a great job navigating to the front doors, knocking when necessary (most homeowners literally just stand at the front door to keep up with the steady stream of kids), saying the requisite "trick or treat," followed by "thank you."
It was late when we got home, but she was still eager to sort through her haul.
We had a lot of fun, and then I realized that next year we'd not only have a 5-year-old on our hands, but an almost 9-month-old, too. Wowza!
By the way, this kicks off NaBloPoMo -- National Blog Posting Month -- so you can expect a blog post every day from me this month. This is my sixth year participating!