Sunday, 2 November 2008

Halloween - Part 2

Finally! Stéphane has been editing all weekend so I haven't been around the 'pooter all that much although I have been composing this post in my head since Friday night!

There are about eleventy billion photos here so I'll keep the jibber-jabber to a minimum. (Thank you M+B for the Mr. T in your car that has been haunting my brain since your visit!)

This is how Liliane went to daycare in the morning. This expression says "MoTHUR. I look like a DORK."

I went along to do some trick or treating around the neighborhood with the daycare gang. Here they all are in their "appropriately dressed for Montréal fall weather" costumes:

That's Rosa, their educator with the toucan visor.
A carbon copy of the first photo, with the addition of her personalized treat bag.
Tammy, also known as "the other baby" and princess Cassandra.

The whole crew! Zoom in to see Liliane doing her impression of a REALLY irritated butterfly.

Fabio as Tinky Winky.

We went to the banks, the optometrist, a couple of dépanneurs (corner stores) and the drugstore and Liliane got a pretty good haul.

The weather was absolutely PERFECT - 12 degrees, sunny, no wind. I took these on my way back to work after it was all over:

After dinner, we got Liliane all dressed up in her costume and headed downstairs to give out candy and do a little more trick or treating...
I accuse YOU of eating all my Reese's Pieces.

Her very first Trick or Treat experience with our neighbour Sylvain:
Then we went down the street a little where they had the BEST pumpkin ever:

Plus they had a wee 9-month old in a bear suit!

The weather was still perfect.

We ran into a little bunny:

A little farther down the street, these neighbours had some nifty pumpkins themselves:
With a creepy costume to complete the experience:

We ran out of candy at around 7:30 (what a coincidence! right when Liliane gets her bath!) but we made a quick stop at our dépanneur to take a picture with Peter, one of the owners:

Then it was time to get into new Halloween PJs:

And say goodnight.
Stéphane and I shared this treat: (the closest I'll get to one of my Mom's caramel apples this year)

We ended the evening by watching John Carptener's "The Thing" which was pretty good.
I took these the next morning because I can't get over how good she looks in orange!

Anatomy of a rule violation...
Head for the TV when Maman has the camera!
That way she will be busy taking pictures of me pushing all of these awesome buttons instead of actually doing any parenting!
Hey Papa, someone's putting their sticky fingers all over your TV!

I have to say that this Halloween was super fun and I am totally looking forward to next year!
I think a big part of our joy comes from having our daughter Liliane back with us instead of the screaming banshee that replaced her for most of last week. After my last post, she just got sicker and we ended up at the clinic on Monday morning where she was diagnosed with conjunctivitis (pink eye) on top of all the rest. Stéphane and I juggled work to stay home for the next couple of days but I can't even begin to describe how HAPPY I was when Wednesday came and she was cleared to go back to daycare. Poor baby, I think she was teething as well but man was she CRANKY. As in, NOTHING WORKS cranky. I actually flashed back that bone-tired fatigue that we had during her newborn days when we felt like we couldn't do anything right and she was howling for her real parents to please come and take care of her. Ah, the good old - wait, no, the crappy old days. Have I mentioned before how happy I am that we survived this first year?
Anyway, her pink eye cleared up quickly (still have to give her the drops though which brings out the banshee twice a day but only temporarily), she's not feverish anymore and hardly coughs at all. I think we're done.
Oh, but Stéphane spent two hours at the clinic this morning to get HIS prescription for eye drops as the pink eye is the gift that keeps on giving! I don't have any symptoms yet but I'm predicting waking up tomorrow and having to steam my eyes open. Eww.
Here is my happy baby on the swings today:
I am so happy to see you sweet girl! Please stay for a while!
Still not walking but I feel like we had setbacks what with all the drama last week. Lots of babbling, still says Wow a lot and apart from the 6AM wake up this morning (cursed daylight savings time!) she's sleeping fine. Life is good.


mom said...

Wonderful pic's!!! She looks so adorable and I'm SURE she loved every minute of it! Was Peter from the Royal? Glad you have your happy baby back!

Jennifer said...

Such an awesome post!! I feel like I got a good neice fix lol!

Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha! So cute! That is the best costume! Looks like you guys had fun.


Anonymous said...

I look at these pictures at work because they crack me up! The kids all look angry and the one of Fabio as Tinky Winky looks like he's saying "how can they do this to us?!" I'm laughing right now...

Anonymous said...

PS - That was my comment...I'm still laughing.


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