I ran a few errands tonight. And it's more than evident by the looks of all the decor in the stores,
that everything October has said
GOODBYE and everything November and yes, even December, has said
I'm not ready to say see ya later to October yet.
So, here's a big, happy Halloween-y post.
I couldn't wait to bust out all of Piper's Halloween-y (I just like saying that) attire.
Dee Dee surprised me with a few outfits while Piper was still cookin' in my belly last year.
And Deeds and I couldn't resist the unintentional Halloween-y outfits we found on sale last month.
I had no idea how much orange and black would make me crave red and green.
I mean, Halloween is a great "holiday" and all, but it wasn't until October 31st that I realized just how much I can't wait for Christmas.
If Halloween was this cool, how awesome will December 25th be this year?!
Some pictures of the week before Halloween...
Piper sat in the front seat of the grocery cart for the first time.
Along with Loveybear, Filomena Froggy and Chloe Baby.
She loved having an up-close view of everything and everyone.
She handed out smiles and waves and was fascinated when it came time to checkout.
Piper and her boyfriend, Daxon, had a blast at breakfast.
They played with sugar packets and spoke their secret language.
Piper woke the whole restaurant up when she squealed loud enough to break glass.
She flung blueberries, and even got to try toast.
She thought she was all that and a plate of pancakes.
The father and son sitting in front of us were adorable. And um, I want that rainbow highchair!
Her teethies gave her a rough afternoon. She was Miss Snugglebug for hours.
Aunt Kelly came over and played peek-a-boo and fun games with Pips.
And we all shared some pumpkin ice cream for a late-afternoon snack.
We love our Logs 'n Lace headbands!!
Steve and I have a bad habit of stealing Pips' binkies.
I babysat Daxon for the morning. He and Piper had so much fun.
Aunt Kelly asked if we should just arrange their marriage now.
Uncle Nicholas stopped by for a visit.
Mommy had some of Daddy's holey socks laying around and decided to have some pre-Halloween fun. Black, cut-up socks make great leather pants.
Piper's 1st Halloween...
Piper started her day with a scrub a dub in the tub.
And Mommy started her day with a six month postpartum check-up and pap.
What says Halloween like a good old pap smear. (Smear - that word gives me the heebies)
GiGi came over to watch Pips. They played and read books and had tons of fun.
Piper took a nice, long nap for Geeg and even gave her a nice "poopy present" when she woke up. (Sooo poopy, that we even have pictures. Don't worry, I won't post 'em.)
We played all afternoon and after Piper's second nap,
it was time to get ready for trick-or-treating.
I couldn't wait for Steve to get home and see his little mermaid.
I couldn't even take her cute-ness as I got her dressed. I was hysterically laughing and hyena cackling while I snapped pictures. Piper worked that flipper. Steve and I could not stop cracking up at the faces and poses she was throwing out.
Daddy came home and soon after, Dee Dee arrived with a big orange basket full of goodies.
Piper couldn't contain her excitement.
How amazing is this bib Dee Dee found?! It's merrrr-fect!
We kept it to four stops that night...
Aunt Lorrie's, Aunt Kelly's, Aunt J's and GiGi's.
Piper stayed up way past her bedtime. It was so worth it.
(That's a good look for you, Deeds...Piper smiled at her crazy mask!)
Aunt Lorrie surprised Piper with a happy, little toy that giggles
non-stop. Piper loves to carry it during car rides.
Aunt Kelly and Uncle Kurt had an awesome Halloween party at their house.
Piper had fun with all the babes, got a hug and smooch from Daxon and took home a sweet goody bag complete with Hello Kitty bandaids and sweet potato puffs. Does Aunt Kelly know her or what?!
Aunt J laid out a towel for Pippy, so the little mermaid could try out some of her "Little Yums" that Dee Dee put in her basket.
A little pippyvid...
Let's just say, mermaids love Little Yums.
Oh, that Aunt J...she always has a special treat for Pippy...
Piper loves tissue paper.
Mommy's face matched Piper's...
Inside Pippy's treat bag was an absolutely beautiful coat with pretty floral embroidery by Aunt Jessica.
I think I looked at it about 100 more times when we got home.
We ended the visit with a few pictures, hugs and kisses.
I love that Aunt J and I are holding up Pips' little "merboobie"...
by the end of the night, her top kinda gave up.
Last stop of the night...GiGi's.
Oh, the fun we had. There was a dancing Creepy Mr. Nutracker...just like the one at Dee Dee's. A singing iguana (that Piper was fascinated with).
Lots of candy, mini bottles of pinot grigio, a giant goody bag for Merpippy and tons of laughter.
Yep, I'd say it was a very happy Halloween. Merpippy had so much fun, she lost her flipper.