On Friday was Julia's fall harvest (Halloween) party at school. They were begging for volunteers, so I signed up for set-up. Let's just say Julia had a cranky day at daycare due to set-up for the party, her teacher being gone due to set-up, teething (maybe?), and getting over a cold. I had a bazillion errands to do after work, get her fed, bathed, dressed in her costume, volunteer at the party, get her to the party, come home, 2nd dinner, and into bed. Julia was cranky, I was cranky. Thanks to S, things processed quickly on the home front.
I just knew I wouldn't be needed for set-up. Because for events like that they always have the employees on those tasks in case the volunteers don't show up. I tossed a few fake flower garlands up, and that was that.
Julia's poor disposition continued for the party. She did okay given everything we were up against, but mostly she just wanted to go to sleep and be out of her costume. I was feeling the same way.
We did get a family picture at the Harvest Party. That was good. It's so hard to get family pictures at events.
On Saturday we decided to take it easy. Keep it light, let Julia get plenty of rest before trick-or-treating. Julia and I made cookies in the late morning. She was so cute, wanting to stir and "help."
Both Julia and I took a long nap; it was a big night!
Trick-or-treating went really well. Julia really seemed to "get it" after a few houses. She didn't want to let go of her pumpkin full of candy. And she had quite a bit of stamina for almost 17 months old. I think we were out for about 90 minutes. Toward the end she was starting to sit down on the concrete every few feet or wander off into all sorts of directions. She did much better than I expected. She didn't care for the hat of her costume, which we predicted. She did okay with her costume except for random fits every once in a while where she'd try to peel it off.
All in all, a great Halloween and she really seemed more into it than I would have expected.