Last year Ava was a cute lil' chick for Halloween, but she never really had the chance to show it off, since she was only 4 months old at the time. This year; however, she was out and about, begging for candy like you wouldn't believe! I picked up a super cute butterfly costume for her at Old Navy...plus it was a warm, fleecy costume, so she could actually spend some time outdoors in it.
Here's her cute daytime Halloween outfit, courtesy of cousin Izzy!
We first stopped at Grandma Deb and Grandpa Whitey's house last night for a quick visit.
And then we stopped over at Grandpa Bruce and Grandma Sandy's house...they had picked up a kissing Elmo for her. She's been kissing us and the dogs a lot lately, so this is perfect for her! Elmo makes exactly the same sound that Ava does to kiss...a big loud "MAH!"
Then we went onto cousin Greg and Dawn's house for some yummy potato soup...and a glimpse of the future when Ava is older. Tayla and Ryley (Greg and Dawn's kids) were heading out with their friends to go Trick-or-Treating...I remember when they were Ava's age!
Finally, we ended the night at Great-Grandma Adeline's house to celebrate her birthday. Scott and I took Ava out for a little bit up and down the street...she totally picked up on holding the bucket out for candy! I couldn't believe how many "She's adorable!" comments she received.
After about 20 minutes of that, we went back to the house. Ava had so much fun playing with the toys and BIG laundry basket of candy that Adeline had. Plus, Ava had the chance to play with her cousins, Calleigh (princess) and Jenna (pirate) for a bit, too. Amazingly, there was very little fighting over the candy or toys!
The biggest lesson I learned this year is that it pays to buy the costume early...! Oh, and that this year only, all of Ava's Trick-or-Treating means that Mommy gets to eat the candy. :)