Babies First Halloween!
I think it goes without saying that for a Mama Halloween is just adorableness on steroids, especially when it’s YOUR baby’s first. I think we go through cycles in terms of how much we enjoy certain holidays, such as Halloween. As a child, it’s the freakin best…dressing up in your favorite costume, collecting candy and getting to run through the streets. As a teenager, it’s not so cool to dress up and the excitement is put on a low simmer. In College, Halloween is considered pretty cool again but very much associated with how stupid drunk you and your friends can get. Then things start to change…you’re in a relationship now, a serious one, so Halloween is about dressing up as a duo to show off how amazing you are as a couple. Fast forward a few years and screw how cute you and your partner are because there’s a baby now for all to goo and gaga over. This my friends is when it all comes full circle. Halloween is the freakin best again, dressing up your little in something so adorable (a baby Lion for instance) and running around your neighborhood like the good ole days (with a beer in hand though), while your tiny human smiles from ear to ear at all the fun.
Logan is almost 11 months old, a perfect age for a first Halloween. He’s still just a sweet innocent baby boy but big enough and smart enough to walk around, understand fun is happening and take in his surroundings. At his daycare party, he was Logan the Lion. This suited him well – strong, playful, intuitive and damn precious.
We had a blast! Logan danced and followed around the big kids, so curious and aware of everyone. Like most parents, I was very busy taking pictures and videotaping him in all his glory, making sure to capture his sweet soul in this moment. A moment that will be over and done with come November 1st. On actual Halloween, he was Logan the Astronaut, my independent, creative thinker, always exploring and wanting the answers. We ventured around the neighborhood with Logan's Aunt Kara and my sister and her babies, the cutest superhero family this side of Long Island. Logan may not have collected candy, but he didn’t need too, he was too busy trying to keep up with everyone, so ambitious, and eating Pirates Booty.
All in all, Halloween 2017 was a success. There is nothing more heartwarming than seeing the light shine in your baby’s eyes. Logan may not remember this day, but that’s okay, I’ll remember it for him.