yesterday's halloween festivities were awesome. spent a good morning having breakfast with a couple of our good friends. ellaroo spent almost the entire day napping, which made it very easy for me to transport her place to place. (they don't lie when folks say that babies are much easier to handle once they hit the 12 week mark.) went shopping with sis and "ev," my nephew. he became enamored with a box of "funfetti" cake mix which we bought, along with some halloween cupcake wrappers. it was so much fun to bake with him for the first time, that afternoon. ev's elmo costume was soooo adorable on him, as was ellaroo's ladybug outfit. before heading out to trick-or-treat in the "good candy neighborhood," we picked up our baby cousin and her mom. her chunky butt was dressed in the most gorgeous tulip fairy costume. the kids seemed to really enjoy the night and before you knew it, ellaroo was napping in my arms yet again. =)
the halloween season always marks the beginning of the holiday season for us. i cannot wait to walk into all the stores that have been decked out. starbucks, with their delish holiday drinks, is my fave! i always think about asking them if i can take their holiday decor after new year's for the next year. maybe i'll actually have the guts to ask this year.