This past Halloween was my son’s first Halloween. It was an amazing experience. He is walking everywhere he is allowed to go. I waited a whole year for him to celebrate Halloween. This year he had two different costumes. One costume was a shark and other one was a penguin. We had purchased these costumes a year ago and I couldn’t wait for him to wear them. I wanted to make this first Halloween special. I know that he will never remember this Halloween but I have many photos to show him in the future.
I enjoyed seeing my families reaction to how he was dressed. Everyone does the typical Halloween costume every newborn: pumpkin. I wanted to be different and I did and it worked. The Sunday before Halloween, we went to a Halloween parade in Astoria. We walked down Ditmars and went into Astoria Park. They had a few stations set up with balloon animals as well as cotton candy. It was a nice experience. Watching my son walking and enjoying his costume, made me feel great.
Halloween of course, I had to work but after, I went trick or treating with him around my old neighborhood. I have never seen so many people react to my son’s costume the way that everyone did. It was a great feeling to hear how everyone loved the costume. My son did walk with me by his side. I was the one saying trick or treat and thank you. He will not eat the candy but it was the experience for him that mattered. He did have a smile on his face when we walked into the stores and people smiled at him. I cannot wait to tell him about his first Halloween when he gets older.
Trick or Treat
All kinds of candy