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.
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.
We had a low-key Thanksgiving with a few friends. Henry’s Thanksgiving this year was much different than last year mainly because he was able to eat a lot of same food we were. He really liked the duck his dad made (we eat duck on Thanksgiving purely because we prefer it to turkey). He also had his first taste of pumpkin pie and liked that a lot too.
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.
Today we attended a Halloween-themed party in our neighborhood organized by the real estate company that manages our building. There was a pumpkin patch with carving and decorating stations, apple cider, snacks and music. Henry also publicly debuted his Halloween costume. Though one woman asked if he was an angry koala (?), he’s actually a ferocious wolf.
On a side note, I’m proposing that henceforth, an “Angry Koala” will be 2 oz Bundaberg rum, 1 oz Kahlua, 1 oz Coca-Cola and 1 oz light cream served over crushed ice.
Henry had an active Saturday starting with a bath in his very own tub. Previously, we had been bathing him in the sink, but we used the tub this time and he really liked soaking in it. After we took care of some Saturday errands, Henry was dressed in his jack-o’-lantern pajamas (thanks Grandma Lois) and we walked to Greenwich Village for his first Halloween party at Gavin’s (son of Chad and Tracy Carns). He was very well behaved and genuinely enjoyed his first real chance at mingling.