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Tricks and treats

happyhalloween.jpgYep.  Having kids keeps you young.  Or maybe we were momandgiraffe.jpgimmature all along, it's hard to say, but we were both excited about Halloween all day.  Jon even came home early from work so that we could be ready.  We decorated with a flag, a wind sock, and, of course, a family of jack-o-lanterns, and then we dressed up.  Actually, we dressed up our son (and took lots of pictures which are in the 21st week photo album) and just wore head gear ourselves.  We took turns taking our little giraffe for short neighborhood strolls while the other parent handed out treats, and Jon walked around the daddyandgiraffe.jpgcorner to visit Kristin and Matt's and even scored some candy in the process (they had better stuff than we did...).  The evening really tired the little guy out - all the visitors and the barking dogs and the cool fresh air - and he zonked out a little earlier than usual even.  There is a bit of sadness here, too, as we realize that this was Calvin's first real "first" holiday, and now it has gone by.  That and he won't be able to wear the giraffe costume again next year...  But we are looking forward to sharing the upcoming holiday season Calvin and teaching him all about our traditions!  Yes, having children does keep us young, and it gives these holidays a deeper, richer meaning that we are really enjoying!


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Reader Comments (3)

After viewing Calvin with the candy bowl: Who said giving candy to babies makes them hyper?!?!?! Liars, all of them. Excuse me while I try this tactic and feed KitKats to my 10 month-old. (at 3:00 a.m.)
November 3, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterBecky
Is it Halloween--or is it a preview of Christmas? Stay with me, here...Drew's U of M office, with super-PC intentions, nixed all possible synonyms for "Secret Santa" that could possible offend any religious group, subculture, or pagan sect, and ultimately settled on, yes, "Secret Giraffe." Kid you not.

So, hey, if Calvin still fits in his costume two months from now, he CAN wear it again.
November 4, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAmy
Cortney & Jon, of course you realize, Amy is going to try now to pawn your kid off as a pseudo-Claus gift. She may LOOK sweet, but I'd seriously keep an eye on your kid if she shows up these next few weeks, knocking at your door, trying to hide behind her a large box with air holes cut into it. All I can say is it's a darn good thing you didn't name him "Nick."
November 4, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

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