i made annie an owl costume and it probably meant way more to me than it did to her but that's okay because i think that's how it is supposed to be when you have a a twenty-two month old. it meant so much to me because it's the first costume i've made and i grew up with handmade costumes every year. my mom must have worked so hard on those costumes because they were amazing but i know if i asked her about it she would say it was no big deal because that's just how she is. and i suppose this was a really great costume to start with because it was really easy.
how did annie like halloween, though? oh, she loved it. we decided to pass out candy on our porch with annie's help rather than do any actual trick or treating. and i think we made the right decision. she literally squealed (and shook. she shook!) with delight as the kids (and adults! ADULTS!) walked up to our porch. she handed out the candy by the handful, all three hundred and fifty pieces.