Saturday, October 31, 2015


Happy Halloween from the Alway Family!

Ryder learned how to say, "Boo!" this month, and he's been popping out from behind doors and couches constantly, shouting it at the top of his lungs.

Too cute for words.

He has also learned that he loves candy just as much as his Daddy does, and it's really becoming a problem. Because it's really hard to resist those baby blue eyes as he looks up longingly and says, "Please?" in his sweet little voice, which comes out, "Peeez?" in his desperate attempt to obtain a single Skittle.

But one Skittle ultimately becomes many, and then suddenly it's 9:30 p.m. and my sugar high kid is bouncing off the bars of his crib, shrieking and throwing stuffed animals and blankets onto the floor, intermittently shouting, "BOO!" and laughing hysterically.

It can go on for hours...

Momma's gotta put a stop to this.

This is Ryder's second Halloween, and he was a little more aware of what's going on this time around (although not much).

Stewart had to work, but my mom and I dressed Ryder in an adorable little dragon costume and took him down to the fire station to visit Daddy at work. 

Afterward, we took Ryder around to visit some of his favorite neighborhood friends. We only made it to four or five houses before the dark, cold, and rain drove us back inside. But frankly, watching Ryder screech and run toward the door in excitement every time the doorbell rang was far more fun. He greeted all the trick-or-treaters with an enthusiastic, "Hi!" and a big smile, and then waved bye-bye as they headed off to the next house.

 He had fun looking through his loot and then we were all in bed by about 8:30... My, the times sure have changed since the days of drunken pre-baby late-night Halloween adventures.

Honestly though, every holiday takes on new meaning to me now that I have a child, and I get excited for dumb little things all over again. And really... I didn't mind getting a good night's sleep.

We hope you had a spooky evening!

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  1. This age was one of my fave halloweens, Abe was an owl. So much fun!!

  2. I love this! Ryder is adorable in his outfit and I'm so jealous you had trick or treaters!

  3. So glad that Ryder had a good time!! So adorable! We ended up doing nothing this Halloween, and I was quite ok with it. :)

  4. Oh my gosh he looks absolutely adorable!!

  5. Awww... I love the dragon costume! So stinking cute!

  6. Love the dragon costume!! Soo cute!!!

  7. What an adorable dragon! And very cute that he likes to "scare" you all. I bet he was the cutest going from door to door.


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