Ada Grace Dowell- 10/31/2008 (5 weeks old)
This year she dressed as the ever-present, reoccuring theme of our lives: The Ladybug! The costume was adorable; she was adorable; and we had an AMAZING weekend!
The festivities started off with a bang on Friday morning at daycare: it was wear-your-costume-to-school-day. The moment I slipped Ada's bright red TuTu over her head, and tied her pretty black dress up shoes on her chubby little feet, she knew something spectacular was happening. She even wore her headband antennas ALL day! She typically won't even let you 5 feet near her if you have a headband-resembling item in your hands. She was such a ham- unfortunately at 6:20 am, you don't always have your camera handy and we were already running late! So you'll just have to visulaize the spectacle.
Upon picking up The Bug (an even more appropriate title this day of the year!), we headed straight to Grandma and Grandpa's for the annual Lakes of Eldridge Halloween Party. There was a magician, tricks and treats, and a spoooooky story teller. (Have y'all seen Poltergeist? This lady reminded me of the psychic from that movie. I was just waiting for her to look at the nearest fuzzy television and say "Carol Anne! Stay away from the light, Carol Anne!") Here are a few pictures from our Hallween Eve adventures:
Family Picture: Everyone say Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeze!
During the Spooky Storytelling: Ada was much more interested in the listeners than the reader.
Mimicking what witches do when they cast spells.
Dying to snatch some of this poor Dinosaur's candy.
Intrigued by the pirate. He doesn't look Somalian.....
Checking everything out from smack-dab in the center of it all.
Then on Halloween afternoon, we ventured on down to Pearland to Trick-or-Treat with the Schilhabs! We love hanging out with them as much as we can; but the primary reason was to get a fabulous picture of Ada and Mia together. Both of their costumes were from Gymboree- Ada was the Ladybug and Mia was the Bumblebee!!! Needless to say; they are priceless memories. Here are few photos of their Trick-or-Treating extravaganza:
Fluffy TuTus blowing in the wind.
Red Wagonin' it!
"The Girls:" Alicia, Ada, Mia, and Katy
Tricks? Treats? All this for ME?
Such a classic picture- I think I'm going to enter this in some kind of contest!
A little weary of the house with skulls on their doorstep.