Last night was our ward's Trunk or Treat party. Bailey has been looking forward to trick or treating for a very long time. To get into the party spirit, we decided to decorate our pumpkins. I bought a pirate pumpkin kit this year, and it was the best $7 I ever spent! It's like a Mr. Potato Head kit with all of the pieces to just stick into the pumpkin.
Here's Brian and Bailey ready to start!
This kit was awesome because Bailey could actually help and it was no mess.
Here she is with her very own pumpkin pirate. She was super excited.
After we decorated Bailey's pumpkin, it was time to get dressed for the party. We were going to be a family of pirates! It was at this point, that Bailey decided that she didn't want to wear her pirate costume; she had decided that she wanted to wear her candy corn shirt. I told her that it wasn't an option; only pirates were allowed to go to this party. That idea was quickly ruined when Brian decided that he wasn't going to be a pirate either. I got dressed and then we headed over to my mom and dad's house to pick up her pirate skirt and vest.
My mom and whipped up a last minute pirate vest to add to her costume. It was the perfect touch to her costume. Bailey was not in a chipper mood, despite her more than three hour nap. Once I captured her and wrangled her into her costume, it was time to get a picture--whether she liked it or not!
This is what she looked like during picture time, until I told her that only happy pirates could go trick or treating.
After she heard that bit of news, she was back to her normal happy pirate self for the rest of the night.
When we got to the parking lot, Bailey was ready to go.
At first she was a little hesitant to approach the dark cars with strangers, but once she realized that the strangers had candy and they would give her a piece she was into trick or treating. She was really cute and would say, "Trick or treat!" to every car and then with a little prompting even exclaimed a cute, "Thank you!" We met a few of her friends there--Eliza and Hailey--and we wandered around to the last of the cars. I tried to get a good picture of Bailey and Hailey together, but it was really hard to get both of them focused on the camera and not all the crazy creatures and candy surrounding them.
After we were done with the trunk or treating, we decided to go to Ruby's to visit Toni at work so she could see her costume. On the way over to the restaurant, she ate about four pieces of candy--sour licorice, lollipop, some M & Ms, and some gummy Lifesavers. She had complained a little bit throughout the night about her tummy hurting. I just figured that she was hungry and tired. Once we got to Ruby's she was so happy to see Toni and to eat some real food. She ordered chocolate milk and a corn dog. She was really good and waited patiently for her food. Toni brought her the chocolate milk and she proceeded to down it. The food came and she ate a few bites of her corn dog.
At one point, she kind of coughed. My mom and I looked over at her. I could tell that something bad was about to happen; I quickly told Brian to get something to catch what was coming, but he wasn't fast enough. Bailey puked everything that was in her stomach all over her pirate costume. She took a little breather, but I knew that round two was coming. We had nothing to use as a container, but a ton of napkins. Brian looked like her might puke himself. I ran out to the car to get her some clothes and my mom volunteered to take her and her skirtful of puke outside.
It was quite a pathetic sight to see a crying pirate wobbling over to the car with my mom. I'm so glad that I had an extra outfit in the car to change her into. Once we cleaned her off and got her dressed, she said she felt much better. I knew that it was just a bad combo of too many treats, too much chocolate milk, and not enough real food. But I did not let this moment slip by without taking time for the teaching moment. I told Bailey that this is what happens if you eat too many treats; you get sick and puke. I'm hoping that the lesson stuck because I know she's going to want to eat more candy today. So it was an exciting end to a fun night! Honestly, my biggest concern was that the puke was going to ruin her costume. But I think it will all turn out just fine. Happy Halloween!!
Here are some pictures that are too cute to miss from Bailey's super cute Sunday outfit last week:
If you can't tell from all the pictures, I'm Bailey and Brooklynn's mom. I'm a SoCal girl through and through. Brian and I have been married for six years! I teach 7th grade and coach field hockey. Life is good.