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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Trick or Treat (A Pictorial)

I love Halloween. Of course, who doesn't? When you're a kid, what can be better than dressing up in a costume and getting free candy from your neighbors? But even as an adult, there are costume parties, lots of people at work leaving piles of candy outside their cubes or offices for coworkers, and plenty of scary movies on TV. And now that I'm a parent, I get to reexperience what Halloween is like as a child all over again. Since Melody was only one-month-old last Halloween, this is the first time we've really been able to make an event of it. A couple of weeks ago, we took Melody to a nearby pumpkin patch and picked out several pumpkins for decorating and even found a tiny pumpkin she could call her own:

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As it turns out, Melody was immediately enamored by that little gourd and wouldn't put it down for nearly two days:

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As we closer to the big day, I carved a jack-o-lantern for the first time in several years:

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Finally, October 31 came and Melody was ready to show the world her costume:

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Prior to joining her cousins Kaylie and Jared in collecting candy around our neighborhood, our little bumblebee visited her Daddy at work:

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It's now the final hour of the day, Melody is fast asleep, and I'm already looking forward to celebrating next year's Halloween with two children. But until then, here's one last look at the sweet bee (posing with our beautiful flower):

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  • Hi Steve:

    Thanks for sharing the wonderful Halloween pictures.

    You all look wonderful, and Melody is the cutest little bee!!!!

    Give my love to the whole bunch!

    By Anonymous Aunt Linda, at 11/01/2006 8:09 AM  

  • Adorable as always!

    Love to you guys,

    The Egel Nest

    By Blogger Bradley Egel, at 11/02/2006 7:00 PM  

  • Melody gets cuter every day!!! I agree, Halloween was much more fun this year when you get to experience it again with a child. We can't wait until next year when we can have even more fun with Sammy in a costume!

    By Anonymous Jody, at 11/03/2006 1:27 PM  

  • It was fun with a child no doubt...

    We had the peapod costume this year...which was cute...but we need a change for next year.

    I'm thinking broccoli...

    The Egel Nest

    By Blogger Bradley Egel, at 11/08/2006 9:54 PM  

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