November 3, 2010

My Little Turtle

This was before she slobbered all over the strap under her chin and kept pulling off the hat and before I ripped the turtle shell off even though it was "securely" fastened with safety pins. Halloween costumes are so much more fussy than I remember!It's very fitting that you can see "Let's Go Rangers" towel behind her since they did play that night, but of course they lost :(

We didn't actually go trick-or-treating for two reasons: she's too young to remember or care or eat candy and our church was hosting a family fun fest and I'm pretty sure we'd be excommunicated if we went door-to-door. That ended up being five reasons. Anyway, we wouldn't really be excommunicated for trick-or-treating but our pastor did run a booth at the fun fest called "Reformation Celebration." He dressed up as Martin Luther and did a version of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey, except the object was to get the 95 theses as close to the middle of the church doors as possible. Wow, I forgot how much explanation is needed if you are unfamiliar with the story of Martin Luther and its correlation to Halloween.

Basically, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church doors on October 31st which marked the Great Reformation which was the split of the Protestant church from the Catholic church. (Well, that wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.) So, some churches put more emphasis on this event instead of Halloween since it happens to be on the same day. I bet you're so glad to have received such an unexpected church history lesson on a post about Halloween. Moving on.

About half-way through the familt fun fest, Lela was exhausted.
I actually put the hat back on her while she slept because it made the picture so much cuter!

So, all in all it was a good first Halloween. Next year she'll actually get to have some candy! Speaking of time flying by, look how big she looks in this picture!
She is crawling and pulling up all over the place! She thinks she's so big. Oh, and she doesn't normally suck her thumb. She just happened to have it in her mouth when I snapped the picture.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

post the video of Lela crawling!! love, Mimi