Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween!

We had such a fun Halloween!  My sister, Laurie, made Eliza and her matching Gwendolyn (the good witch from the Wizard of Oz) costumes.  They turned out fantastic!!!  Eliza's has been done for a few weeks and the first time I put it on her she cried and cried and cried!  There are little beads on the wrists that terrified her.  So from then on, Eliza wouldn't touch it!  She'd cry if I touched the fabric to her and would run away any time we brought it near her!  It was REALLY funny, but also sad after all the work Laurie had put into it!  Over the past couple weeks, we've had the dress hanging where she sees it all the time and have even dressed her stuffed animals in it.  
Laurie invited us to her work lunch so I decided that I'd put Eliza in it first thing in the morning to see if she'd be okay with it by lunch.  There was a lot of morning screaming and walking around like a zombie because the sleeves made her act like her arms were paralyzed, but it worked!  And for some crazy reason she let me even put the crown on her head and she would hold the wand!!  I don't know if seeing Laurie dressed like her made her feel cool about it or what!?  But anyway, she performed perfectly and it was so much fun.  She was so cute and just soaking up the attention at Laurie's work!

At night, our ward had a Trunk-or-Treat that we went to.  She had been so good with the dress all morning that I wasn't going to force her to keep it on.  She's in love with these hand-me-down boots so I let her wear those.  She got the little cowgirl outfit for her birthday from some friends of ours.  I think it is SO cute.

Eliza really can't talk and she doesn't eat candy, but that doesn't mean that I didn't want to see what she'd do.  :)  And, holy cow, she was cute!!  Once she figured out that people were giving her stuff, she was in heaven!  She figured out how to put the candy in her bucket and figured out that you went up to the person with the big bowl.  It totally melted Aaron and I!  She was just so cute! 
When it got a little heavy, she started swinging it over her shoulder like a purse.

Aaron took this video of her with her first piece of candy.  At the end she puts it in another kid's bucket and then is sad when he takes off.  So funny!
I'm excited for more Halloween's... Eliza definitely made it so much fun!


Tannie Datwyler said...

She's too cute. I love both those costumes - what a little doll! Holidays are so fun with little ones.

Mike and Lisa said...

Holidays are soooo much better with kids! She is a doll!!

Melody said...

I love that Eliza put her candy in someone else's bucket and then was sad. It totally made me laugh. Life is hard when you are a kid:)

*Aliese* said...

Aw, I love when she puts the candy in the other bucket and then clearly regrets that decision! Both costumes are really adorable.

The Judd Family said...

Eliza looks so cute in her Halloween costumes. Halloween is so much better when you have kids.

Emily said...

way to go Laurie - that is SO cute to have matching costumes! and the M&M costume is cool, but is the child on a leash? if so, i feel really bad for him.

Kristen Moss said...

she is so cute. I cannot believe how big she is. SOOO cute.