Henry’s been asking for a robot costume ever since we watched a movie called “Robot & Frank” a few weeks ago. Today I improvised one from a cardboard box for him. If he maintains his interest, I’ll have to refine the design and fit a little more.
For Halloween this year we took Henry trick-or-treating at the American Museum of Natural History after a fun day celebrating with his daycare friends. So he spent most of his day dressed as a T.Rex which was especially appropriate for the museum visit.
Today we marched in the Annual Washington Market Park Halloween Parade. Neighborhood kids and parents march down Greenwich Street in costumes and enter the park for a variety of Halloween activities. My sister and I almost participated last year, but both our kids fell asleep in their strollers before it started. Henry may have been tired this year too because he didn’t seem very excited about the events today.
We returned to the annual neighborhood Pumpkin Patch Party. Some readers may recall that Henry dressed as a wolf last year. This year he attended in a Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur costume before changing for comfort and to allow for face-painting. Luckily Henry didn’t have to choose between his preference for Elmo or Spiderman since his face-painter cleverly combined both into a Spider-Elmo design.
Henry wore his wolf costume one last time today for Halloween. He wore it to daycare, where Maryellen had a party, and kept it on when he got home to hand out candy and trick or treat for the first time in our building. All the kids in the neighborhood seemed especially jubilant this Halloween. It might be because Halloween really didn’t happen last year due to the storm, or maybe I just notice more because Henry’s involved now.