Thursday, November 1, 2007
No Big Surprise Here...
For those who know me, Sophie's Halloween costume should come as no surprise. With the exception of the Sunflower and Raggedy Ann year, every single Halloween, without fail, I was a princess. A pink princess. The "Oh my goodness, you're beautiful!" exclamations were what kept me coming back year after year. I mean, really, who wants to trade in all that loveliness for a hideous mask that brings gasps and recoils of horror?
So when it came time for Sophie to pick a costume, her choice was easy. Hint. Hint. Point. "Hey, Sophie, if you'll be a princess, I'll let you eat your whole bag of candy in one sitting!"
How handy! Who needs to hit the streets, when you can Trick-Or-Treat in the comfort of your own home?
Anxiously awaiting the arrival of the first Trick-Or-Treater.
I love this one. Her expression says, "Now how do I get the magic to come out of this wand?"
Here's her, "Okay, Mom...cheeeeese!" look that clearly says, "Let's get the show on the ROAD!"
Discovering the prize in the Cracker Jack box. Does everyone like the Barbara Bush pearls Sophs added at the last minute? Fairy Princess meets First Lady.
Trying to blow out the candle. (Sophie has this thing with candles. The instant I light one, she wants to blow it out. Seriously. No sooner is the flame 'a glow before she's saying, "Can I blow it out, Mama? Can I? Can I, please?)
Ah, yes. Our dainty little princess shouting, "Hey! We have candy HERE, kids!!"
The view from behind. All sparkly and fluffalicious. Too cute!
Meeting up with a little Spider and Chicken while Trick-Or-Treating in the neighborhood.
Pausing with Daddy for yet another Kodak moment. Notice Russ carrying her jacket? I swear, the child is just like me. I kept asking her, "Sophie, are you cold? Do you want to wear your jacket now?" She kept telling me no, she wasn't cold. Then she finally just said, "Mom! It'll mess up my dress and wings!" Thank goodness it was unseasonably warm. (Because frankly, I didn't really want her to have to wear it. I definitely understand the need to stay princess-like and unsquashed.)
It was funny. At the first house we stopped at, she told us, "I can do it!" Russ and I stood on the sidewalk, while she ran up to the door and yelled, "Trick-Or-Treat!!" She then proceeded to try and give the little man standing there some candy from her bag. He said, "Oh, no, honey. I give YOU candy." Sophie yelled, "Oh! Okay!!" and held out her bag. The man then asked her, "So, are you a fairy...or a princess?" She said with authority, "I am a purple Fairy Princess. A beau-ooo-tiful one. See?" Then she did a twirl. (Oh, my.) Then she waved and yelled, "Thank you for the candy!!" and off she ran, pointing down to the next house she wanted to hit.
As always with our sweet Sophalina, the night was an adventure!