Daniel went as a lion for Halloween yesterday. He really had a fun time, though he was grumpy when I took these pictures and didn't want to pose for any with me. (I was wearing all black with my purple wig.)
A lion with deep red whiskers, you may be wondering? A lip pencil was all I had because I'd thrown out all my eyeliner and mascara when I started chemo (because of the higher risk of infection from eye makeup, or so I was advised). Daniel helped me draw some of his whiskers. He likes to hold onto any and all pens and pencils he can get his hands on, so he was not happy when I took the lip pencil away from him at the end. Thus the momentary grumpies during picture time.
But he soon cheered up, and he and his dad collected a lot of candy during trick-or-treating. What candy did he choose out of all his stash? The lollipops. And not because he wanted to eat them, but because he could carry them around like weed-whackers. We had some sticky hands by the end of the night — but that's better than a sugared-up boy! Unfortunately, he discovered the magic of M&Ms this morning.
Ben sat in my lap while I handed out candy. We decided he would be the World's Most Adorable Baby for Halloween — which didn't take much work in the way of costume design! Next year, he can go trick-or-treating with Daniel.