Our plans for a basketball player ("Ali-Oop") went out the window when a friend convinced me that she was simply too pretty to dress as a basketball player. I, of course, could not disagree with that! So our cute Russian princess went as a picture-perfect China doll!
Another benefit of this costume was that it was essentially pajamas, so she was comfortable enough in it to wear it all day long!
That, and it made a family theme really easy.
By the third party, however, both Ali and I were looking for something new. That's when "Halloween Punk" came to be. I think I might like this outfit even more than the China doll!
Halloween itself rolled around, and we finally got a chance to carve our first family pumpkin. I was all excited about getting pictures of Ali playing in pumpkin guts, but she wanted NOTHING to do with the guts. Or the pumpkin itself for that matter.
"Uh, Mom? What the heck is this thing you just put by me?"
She did work up the courage to touch the guts...
But she didn't really like it. (Can you see her worried little face here? Precious girl!!)
Once it had a face, she was a little more comfortable.
Yay! Smiles at last!
Then it was time to Trick-or-Treat! We didn't take Ali to any houses this year. She's too young for candy and Alex and I didn't feel like taking candy that could go to some other kids. But we did walk over to our friends' house to visit them and their 6-week-old.
Check out Ali walking! She's getting better and better every day!
This one is just 'cause I love it. These two adore each other so much!