But, of course, I just wanted to flashback to the Halloweens past...
Ethan's first Halloween, he was The Fonz. I came up with this idea during a late night feeding where I sat half-dazed watching Happy Days reruns and it just clicked. He sported his little leather jacket and greased back (with organic baby oil!) hair like a champ and even toted around a little comb for a while.
Last year was Ethan's famous Risky Business costume. I was really excited when this idea popped in my head but my husband was totally skeptical that anyone would get it. I guess he underestimated Risky Business because Ethan won first place in a costume contest with this one and the best part was that it was probably the easiest costume ever -- a pair of glasses, a white button-down from Old Navy and some white tube socks. Still, this costume was a huge hit and Ethan was even featured on our local news channel for it. Even I felt a little intimidated to try to top this one but a few months ago the greatest idea popped into our heads.
I mean, we think it's the greatest idea ever.
This year we went with Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day, specifically a la the American Idiot music video. I think my husband and I laughed the entire time we got Ethan dressed up for the pumpkin patch today. He looked adorable.
It was still about five hundred degrees here in South Florida so our time at the pumpkin patch was cut a little short. A little boy had even fainted in the parking lot once we were pulling up, which was kind of a horrible start. Between the heat and the crowds, we did our family photos, let Ethan play among the pumpkins and then retreat back to the car where we reveled in the A/C and drove straight to the grocery store to pick up a pumpkin without falling victim to heat stroke. I felt like a little bit of a cheat, but Ethan didn't mind. As long as he got to ride in a cart next to "the big pumpkin," he was totally cool like the rockstar he is.