I ended up going to work today, but only for two hours of fun and candy and costumed children enjoying both.
Today was the Firm Halloween party. It's my favorite party of the year- all employees and their kids are invited, there's trick-or-treating around the offices on the third floor, and the conference room is transformed with treats, toys, and food (Whole Foods catered Hot Dogs, chicken strips, tater tots, and fruit- it's very clearly a kid event :). Not even my bone-deep need to get away from work today could keep me away from the party.
And the kids get to try out their costumes before the big day. Behold --
Optimus Prime and Bumblebee!
Partners in Crime and Candy! An Autobot Team United Against Decepticons and Naptime!
And Mommy in Her Magical Crime-Fighting Riding Boots!
We headed to the office to begin the trick-or-treating.
Claire was HIGHLY suspicious of everyone's attempts to give her candy. HIGHLY suspicious.
Why are you showing me that pumpkin filled with delicious candies?
Why are you trying to put candy in my bucket?
I'm taking my bucket purse and getting outta here.
Phew made it through without acquiescing to anyone's need to put something in my purse!
On to the conference center:
Optimus runs SO FAST.
Claire accepts a pink eyeball cup filled with lemonade, but remains suspicious of candy-filled pumpkins.
Shooting in manual!
60 seconds later, both the wings and the tutu were off and my bumblebee (who had already rejected the adorable headband) was running around with the big kids in tights, black patent shoes, and a striped tank top.
We headed home to naps, giggles, piles of pillows and a showing of Toy Story. We cuddled and cooked a frozen pizza and generally did not much of anything for the rest of the afternoon.
It's been a great day.