Happy Halloween everyone! This is such a fun holiday for the little ones â€“ cute little kids in warm fuzzy costumes and sleep-deprived parents sporting zombie-like circles under their eyes simply blend in with the crowds.
On this first Halloween for the muppets, they will be helping me hand out candy to the slightly larger little ones traversing the neighborhood in search of fun-size goodies. Our celebration was yesterday.
With lions and tigers and bears â€“ oh my â€“ a number of moms gathered to watch our progeny dive headfirst into a massive sugar high (and ball pit provided for toddler entertainment). Chaos ensued. There were Buzz Lightyears and Jesse the Toy Story Cowgirl, a skunk, giraffe and butterfly. Sadly, the jovial atmosphere was dampened when Mickey Mouse took a bite out of the bear (literally). The bear spent the rest of the afternoon running amuck in his undies â€“ judging by the pattern on those, I suppose he transformed into a fire truck.
But, of course, kings of the jungle were the lion and the mischief-making monkey.
Destroy was my little lion and Search was mommyâ€™s monkey. I grew up collecting stuffed animals â€“ I have containers full waiting for the boys and still more stored at GrammaJ and GrampaTavoâ€™s house. Today, my million dollar miracle muppets were by far the cutest and cuddliest stuffed animals to ever exist.
(Momentary tangent: I was completely unsuccessful in my attempts to locate muppet costumes for tiny infants. Apparently they only come in size six months and up, which is too big for the muppets even if they were term size. I figure I have at least one more year of getting to choose their costumes. Who among my loyal readers is crafty enough to create the perfect muppet costumes for Halloween 2011?)
One little boy was wearing an oversized â€œMy First Halloweenâ€ onesie. He was one week old. I looked at the tiny man, who weighed in at a hefty seven and a half pounds, and exclaimed, â€œHeâ€™s so tiny!â€ I had become so used to my little perfect preemies that I hadnâ€™t realized how quickly they were growing up. Not only are the muppets no longer the youngest kids in the crew, they are no longer the smallest!
I was thrilled to actually feel a baby (full term) was small. Look how far weâ€™ve come â€“ and that realization was the best â€œcostumeâ€ of the day.
Weâ€™ve all had a great time during our first official kickoff to the 2010 holiday season. And Search thinks this weekendâ€™s adventures have been hilarious.