I have always loved Halloween...the candy, the costumes, the spooky decorations...and it is even more fun now with a child who is (kind of) old enough to enjoy the holiday.
I couldn't help but pack a cute Halloween-themed lunch for Ava. She probably didn't even notice, but it was fun to put together nonetheless.
I didn't want to send Ava to school in her costume (it clearly would have come home covered in who knows what), but she loved her glow-in-the-dark "Trick or Treat" t-shirt.
And speaking of her costume, I think we succeeded in topping the Princess Leia outfit from last year (which was tough!). Our adorable little Rockford Peach...
A League of Their Own is one of my all-time favorite movies, and the costume turned out even better than I had imagined. It was almost too much to handle.
I found the dress and hat patch on Etsy, the red hat on Amazon, and the red socks at Old Navy. UPDATE: There are a bunch of vendors selling these costumes now, including this adorable one from KaiKai Creations.
We borrowed a baseball glove from her cousin Jack, but it didn't stay on for long.
As soon as Josh got home from work, we headed out to trick-or-treat.
Ava was ready to go!
We had practiced saying "Trick or Treat" for a few weeks...
And she loved saying it at each house. I was so proud of her.
The Leos family joined us as well.
Ollie was dressed as an adorable little dragon.
The kids with all their loot...
But the night wasn't all smiles. There was a little crying in baseball :).