I've never really been a huge fan of Halloween... dressing up always seemed like more of a chore to me than anything. Probably because I am not creative enough to come up with a unique costume that I can be proud of. So now that I have a child, it's perfect, because Halloween is really about the kids, is it not? Now I can just dress her up and say that I participated. And that is fun. :)
So what was Moana for Halloween? A LadyBug! And quite happy one. Who would have guessed that she would have been okay in this crazy outfit?
I guess it was okay with her because it didn't hamper her ability to climb up on things.
There's not a whole lot you can really do with a one year old at Halloween, but I heard the mall is a fun and safe place for young kids, so I thought we'd check it out. Truth be told, I'd never been to the mall on Halloween. But you know what? It was really fun. Perfect for Moana!
There was a bit of entertainment... Moana was quite interested in watching the dancers.
She made some new friends with some teenage girls who instantly fell in love with her.
She really wanted to check out some of the costumes.
No Moana! Stay away from this one!!
There were giant turtles to climb on...
And a huge area to explore! It was tough keeping up with her. I swear, she would walk away from us and get lost in a heartbeat. I really think we should put a leach on her in these types of public places. No fear, this little one...
The stores were all giving away a bunch of free candy, but we weren't there for the candy. Just the people watching. That being said, we did accept a little sucker from a gal at one of the kiosks who really wanted to give it to Moana. What the heck. Let's see if she likes the sucker. :)
Looks like she liked it! Hey dad! Give that sucker back!!!