Friday, October 31, 2008

Cluck Cluck

What a wonderful first Halloween for my girl. I am completely biased but she is the most beautiful chicken I've ever seen! I didn't know if she would wear her costume and didn't really care. "Cluck Cluck" was the first animal sound she learned along with "MOOO" and I was inspired by a fellow China mom and friend whose daughter had a similar costume when she was a babe. It was unique, no one else had it since only one site sells it. Her daycare was having a party today and I had promised to bake but I had to work late last night and didn't want to be up until midnight so I was going to go to the bakery this morning and pick something up. I went to bed and woke at 5am and realized that it wouldn't be the same so I baked 2 batches of brownies and by the time Emme was up and dressed she was able to frost and decorate them. I guess this means I'm a real mom now. I arrived at daycare and was surprised to see her all decked out. After her party there, we stopped by grandma for a party and trick or treating though the latter proved to be pretty uneventful as no one was home or not answering the door. So we joined friends Deb, Jason and Benjamin (Emme's BFF) and went to do some good 'ol trick or treating. Emme quickly caught on to this American thing AKA I knock on your door and you give me goodies. She actually walked into someone's house after hearing their dog bark. We had to talk about not doing that. Fortunately the owner was very nice and forgive her slight indiscretion. We saw caldrons, witches, pumpkins, orange-lit houses and had a lot of fun. I'd say we walked about 10 blocks and each step my little chicken was getting slower. I think her loot was holding her down. I love that she isn't greedy when it comes to food and she offered her friend (and I) a treat from her bucket which we gladly accepted. The candy will be picked over and anything really sugary is going out (taffy and that kind of stuff). I will put the chocolate away and give her a treat now and then with her lunch like a few kisses or a mini Hershey bar. She didn't even seem to notice that we didn't bring it in the house. So without further ado, CLUCK CLUCK

14 comments:

Yoli said...

OH LISA SHE IS ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!
That is the cutest outfit! You just want to hug her and kiss her! Happy Halloween little one. My little guy's first Halloween too. He loved getting candy. Of course I did not let him eat it.

How sweet of you to bake those two batches of brownies. See what motherhood makes one do? Girl you are loosing a lot weight. I can see it in that picture, you look great.

You Mom must have been blown over seeing her little grand chicken.

Rhonda said...

I LOVE that top picture, it's too precious!

Cluck cluck, indeed!

MotherMotherOcean said...

Cutest little chicken. She looks good enough to eat.

Kathryn said...

I'm so happy for you that you are getting to experience these joys as simple as they are, but first Halloween with your little one dressed up is pretty special!!!!!!!! She is the best looking chicky I have ever seen!!!!!!!!!!

Beverly said...

She is the cutest little chicken I have ever seen. So glad she wore the outfit. Great pics.

Snowflowers Mum said...

ILOVE IT! I had to make mine...believe me, if I'd known I could buy it I would have!

She is an adorable cluck cluck

Julie said...

OMG - I love EVERYTHING abut this post! The precious costume, your sweet girl and the stories of her first trick or treat...FUN TIMES!

Carol said...

...the cutest little chick that ever was. There is an adorable little octopus that I know...
Is there ever a bad picture of this darling girl? Her happiness is bigger and bigger in every new post. And I loved her mani/pedi in the last group.
I could eat her up and your brownies. What a great Mommy she has!
Love
Ba

Cavatica said...

She is a lovely chicken!

Heather said...

That is an awesome costume! What a precious little chicken!!

kris said...

so glad she had so much fun- she looks absolutely adorable!

Kim said...

CUTE costume!

Debby said...

Lisa..I echo the others...she is THE CUTEST LITTLE CHICK!!! I have ever seen. Glad you had a wonderful evening. Makes everything worth it...doesn't it???

Debby

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Oh my... how adorable... I see how she is really coming out of her shell...
Sorry I have been away for a while... life is busy right now...
About to hit the 32nd month mark of waiting... gotta love it...