That Halloween I dressed her as a cow

That Halloween I dressed her as a cow

Judging from the look on my daughter’s face, Halloween is awesome, y’all! It’s the “last of the the firsts,” as Amie put it in her blog. Just like that, in what felt like a blink, Olivia has made the rounds for her first holidays.

Full disclosure: Halloween was always an “eh” holiday for me. I never was the one dressing up as an adult and I think Chris and I only attended one or two parties. I was always fine with sitting at home, ordering pizza and passing out candy. Occasionally, when the mood struck, some years we’d carve a pumpkin.

And I know, Olivia is too young to remember any of this. We all know it’s all about me. So pumpkin carving it was.

And I realized, even though she’s little, she still had fun helping.

She had ECFE Halloween morning, so the babies all came in costumes. Olivia was a cow. An adorable cow.

For one who tries to rip off all hats and headbands now, she did surprisingly well with ignoring her cow ears. And every time she’d crawl around, her cow tail would sway from side to side and I pretty much died from cuteness overload. I mean, how much more of this squishy-baby adorableness can I possibly handle?

That night, we went to my parents’ house to pass out candy and eat pizza. (See above. It’s my jam.)

Olivia and her new little cousin were given gift bags of Halloween presents (because Grandma loves a good baby gift). She got Llama Llama Trick or Treat, a sleeper, a little kitty outfit, a stuffed owl and a toy.

(And thank goodness I can use photo collages to photo dump without appearing to photo dump.)

So it was a good “last first” holiday. Did it make me a bit weepy being able to have a baby this year to dress up? Yes. Did it give me a pang of grief remembering the years I spent hating this time of year? The season of kids? Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas? Absolutely.

Now we’re on to Thanksgiving. I suppose it will be Olivia’s “first Thanksgiving dinner” so we can continue the “firsts” for a bit longer. Girl takes after her Mama. She loves to eat. So this will be an event in and of itself.

But first… her first birthday. In about two weeks.

Hold me?

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I love how you involved her in the pumkin carving! I did ours after Kate went to bed and I don't think she ever saw it. Olivia is so adorable as a cow and Risa… she looks so much like you!


Love these pics. Such an adorable cow. I always get emotional about these holidays, even though I was never a big Halloween person either. They're growing up, time is slipping away. Infertility and all the emotions ruined me a little bit I guess. Good luck planning the birthday – let yourself feel the feelings but soak it up too. It keeps getting better and better. 🙂


Oh my goodness the cuteness of her in the cow costume…I want to squeeze her!!! haha I so didn't even think about carving pumpkin, Bowen would have totally gotten in to that! Yay for Thanksgiving dinner for the babes!! We are having Bowen's party this weekend wish us luck!


First of all, OLIVIA IS SO CUTE ERMERGAWD!!! Second, when I read this post on FB and you said something about Olivia being a cow, I read that as you calling her a cow. Dumb, I know, but that's what this blonde thought at first. Obvi, she's a COW for HALLOWEEN. Read the details, Sabrina. Geez. Third, a YEAR OLD?!? Can't wait to read the details of her birthday!! My parents missed my first birthday (jerks) as they were on a business trip in San Diego. I remind them every year how mad I am at them for missing it,… Read more »


Melting!!!! Oh she is adorable.

And very smart about diaper only pumpkin carving. The Beats helped me again this year . . . and then immediately went into the tub combined with a load of laundry and cleaning the kitchen. Your future, my dear.

Sending hugs for the birthday preparations!


Aw she looks so cute in her cow costume! And helping with the pumpkin!

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Moooooo. What an adorable cow!

I didn't think to have my daughter get down to just underwear to carve the pumpkin this year, but she thought that it was "slimy" and not so much fun so she didn't help for too long. Oh well.


Ha ha! Awww! Olivia tried to eat the innards so maybe thinking it was "slimy" and becoming disinterested was preferable. 😀