Nyah loved her costume. It was just a set of ears, a fluffy little tail, and a pink dress that was a couple sizes too big. She had a great time and made sure she bounced around the house for about 30 minutes before we left for the Trunk or Treat. There was a great turn out and tons of people were there. We also got to eat some delicious soup and hot donuts. And, of course, there was a LOT of candy, so Nyah was pleased.
After the Trunk or Treat, we came home, took a nap and carved our pumpkin. Nyah was NOT a fan of gutting pumpkins. She didn't really want to put her hand in the pumpkin.
It took some coaxing, but she did eventually get into it!
Okay, so no I did not really let her cut the pumpkin, but she really, really wanted to help and the carving knives we were using weren't dangerous so I let her try for a bit. She didn't accomplish much and was soon passing it back asking me to do it for her.
Later we went trick or treating around the neighborhood. Nyah was hilarious. She LOVES trick or treating. She talked non-stop at people's homes that we did not know and as soon as someone we knew would answer the door, she would zip her lips and be shy. At one home, a cat was outside on a car and as soon as we got to the door Nyah informed me she was going to ask the lady about her cat. And, yes she did. Jabbered continually, saying "there is a cat on your car" amidst a number of other things. Of course she was talking so fast that they couldn't understand her. By the way the cat was grey. Just in case you wanted to know. She would tell you herself, if you were here. It was interesting. She cracks me up! She also would quickly say, "Trick or Treat! Thank You!" all in one breath and often times before people would even put candy in her bucket. It is like she thinks it is all one phrase.
Here Nyah is with her dad. She was adamant that someone hold her hand as we were walking. The only time she let go was when she needed to ring the doorbell. I hope that lasts forever, but I know it won't, so I am enjoying it while it lasts.
Notice the little white tail?
Nyah made sure she had a death grip on her candy bucket. She wouldn't let anyone hold it for her. Not at the Trunk or Treat and not when we were going around our neighborhood. It got really heavy too. She would lift it up and hold it over her shoulder. She would switch hands every couple of minutes. And yet still, she wouldn't let anyone carry it for her - regardless of how many times we offered or how slow she began to walk. Finally towards the end of the night, she did let her dad carry it at the end of the evening, but it took some encouraging.
As you can see, Trey was not in love with the hood on his costume. He was pretty cute, but it was difficult to get him to hold still long enough to get him captured on film.
And finally, it only took about 5 seconds of walking into the door before Nyah was into her candy and stuffing it in her mouth.