and there you go, halloween.

Just like that. Another Halloween over and gone. After such a busy few days of parties and preparations and chauffering my little Tom Cruise around, I can't say I'm not necessarily relieved to have this downtime before the remaining winter holidays pick back up and swirl our lives into that familiar chaos. Still, I'm sad. Sad that tomorrow won't mean putting on Ethan's white Oxford shirt and slipping tube socks onto squirmy, wriggly little feet. Still, we couldn't have asked for a better Halloween. Ethan's Risky Business costume was a hit and so it's probably good to retire it while it's still basking in it's legendary glory. And this mommy? Well, I need a little break from all of the festivities!

There was the My Gym Halloween party, the Kindermusik Halloween party, the Stroller Strides Boo Brunch, the dance studio Halloween class, the pre-Halloween trick-or-treat parade at a local outdoor shopping mall, the "come in costume and receive 10% off your bill" trick-or-treat at our favorite health food store. Yeah. Tom Cruise has been busy and bedtime has felt so good the past few nights, but it's still been a blast.

By the time Halloween really rolled in tonight, Ethan was a pro at this trick-or-treating thing. (He was also over the shades.) Last year, Ethan was The Fonz and so my husband and I joined in the 1950's fun:

It's so hard to believe that was already a year ago. This year, my husband and I were Lindsay and Nick from Freaks & Geeks. 1998, anyone? No? It's okay. Essentially, people just asked us why we chose not to dress up this year. My heart was still smiling because I thought they were pretty sweet costumes. Of course, it was Mr. Risky Business who stole the show!

Grandma and Grandpa joined in on the Halloween fun. Ethan wasn't sure about Grandpa's sweet mullet wig -- but what a good sport my dad is!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween (and had lots of yummy treats!). It's hard to believe another Halloween has passed, but, oh, it was a good one.


  1. Wow, you have been busy with Halloween festivities! It looks like Tom, I mean Ethan, had a great time soaking up all the attention! Looking at him never gets old...he's just too cute!

    1. SO BUSY! It felt surreal today to go back to post-Halloween normalcy! I guess we just sit and wait for Hanukkah and Christmas before the madness kicks in again! Haha.

  2. Need to remember the risky business idea for next year!

    1. It was a hit! It's funny because when it first popped into my head, my husband thought no one would get it but -- color him surprised!

  3. Aww he looked super cute! Such a great idea for a little guys costume. Looks like you all had a blast!

  4. Ethan is too cool! i love how he just keeps those sunglasses on

    1. He was such a good sport about the sunglasses up until the end! Haha.

  5. Yes, best child costume ever. EVER! I would personally have been insulted if he didn't steal the show. You, my friend, are genius for this costume choice.

    1. Haha, thank you! I fear I'll never be able to top it next year!!!!

  6. How adorable! That costume, is SOOO CUTE! For some reason the idea of dressing up a baby in a Tom Cruise outfit is just hilarious! What a great idea. You guys did a lot, I bet Tom Cruise slept SUPER great for you after all the partying. Lol :)
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    1. Haha, it's funny, he's been off naps for a while but after all this celebrating? He's sleeping again!

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  7. A risky business costume for a toddler?! genius! Ethan looks adorable :)

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