Daddy is putting you to bed right now. I am too tired to do anything but lay on the bed and blog. It's been a long day of fun...your first Halloween! It was so exciting for me to actually have a baby to dress up and play with this year.
Our fun started last week when we went to Bapa's ward Halloween party. That was your lobster debut, and even I was shocked by how much people loved the costume. I mean, I knew it was cute...but literally everyone in the party, even perfect strangers, stopped to ooh and goo over you. You were such a hit. The best part was when you fell asleep in the stockpot. A-dorable.
After that experience, I knew that we needed more opportunities to show you off. Neither our ward nor our friends was having a Halloween party, and since Cousin Callum is in California with his parents visiting Aunt Laura, we didn't have anyone to go Trick-or-Treating with. I was afraid it was going to be a pretty dull Halloween--so I planned some fun for us. First, we met my dear friend Sandy for breakfast at The Pancake House. You wore your costume to the restaurant, and Sandy (and everyone else) just loved it. Then, we met Daddy at his work for lunch. This was the highlight of the day. Dad was so proud to show you off to his co-workers at the dental clinic, and then we walked across the street to the hospital cafeteria to grab some food. You were sitting in your stockpot, and oh my goodness, Noah, you were like a celebrity! The cafeteria was full of people, many of them in costume, and I don't think a single person in the room didn't comment on your costume, stop to talk to you, ask to take your picture, and smile and laugh at the little lobster. As we walked through the masses, we heard so many people chuckling and saying "Look, he's in a pot!" or "That is the cutest costume I've ever seen!" or "Awwwww!" It was unreal! I have never had that much attention directed toward me while I was in a public place--and, of course, you were completely oblivious to it. :) Then we went home, and while I made a Halloween dessert and cleaned our apartment, you got a little break from the sweaty costume (you actually took a 3 hour nap--I guess the morning's excitement was too much for you). At 7:00, you got back in your costume because a few of our favorite couples from the ward came over for dessert. Everyone agreed that you couldn't possibly be any cuter.
It turned out to be a really great day, but now I am completely worn out. You are heavy in that stockpot!! As soon as I finish this letter, I'm going to bed!!!
I love holidays. They bring the world together. I can't wait to celebrate so many Halloweens with you--I promise that I will always try to make it a special day for you and for our family.
Happy First Halloween, Little "Lobby!" (That's what I called you all day.)