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Monday, September 22, 2008

Fall Favorites

After a long hot summer, evenings here are brisk and refreshing. The sun goes to sleep earlier and soon we will rise in darkness. A season change is upon us. Fall and the heady oranges that define it always remind me of Halloween. Although I don't celebrate, now that I have a child it is clear that dressing up comes with the territory. Last year my mother was so excited about getting Mekhi a costume she purchased it in July or August.

From the day she gave me the costume until the week of Halloween she reminded me "take pictures, take pictures." Whenever she mentioned it I'd think "it is months away, please don't remind me again." But I would simply say, "of course." I believe her excitement stemmed from being a first time grandma, I can't imagine anyone else buying a costume as soon as stores put them on the rack.

Well, the time is swiftly approaching for another Halloween and a new costume is sure to make an appearance in the mail any day now. Please don't misunderstand me, I am not complaining. As a matter of fact I am happy that my mother has taken on the task of ensuring my son is dressed appropriately - even if we have nowhere to go.

In honor of my mother and her impeccable taste in Halloween attire, here is a photo of my son last year.
She did a great job. In my opinion this photo is so adorable it is worthy of entry in the cutest kid contest on Deb's blog - Bird On A Wire. I believe I am doing my mom proud. Although I have to admit my husband doesn't agree with the idea of dressing our son up like a duck. He fears Mekhi will be embarrassed by these types of photos in the future. I think Mekhi will understand, this is the closest my mom can get to playing dress up with a grandchild. Unless of course there is a baby girl in our future. Then it is going to really be on!




48 comments:

Threeboys1mommy said...

Why are you up?

Can I vote in this contest? I'll make sure that boy wins! ADORABLE!! Make sure you show that to his girlfriends... EVERYONE!!!

Juliana RW said...

oh...he is cute :D

Ms. Bar B: said...

That is the cutest duck I've ever seen, although at first glance of those fat little legs I thought he was a little chicken, lol. Tell hubby not to worry, these kinds of pictures wont scar him for life... we ALL have these kinds of pictures from our pasts, trust me =)

Beadsme said...

What a cutie. you could just squeeze his cheeks.

Liza said...

oh, how cute!

Kim @ What's That Smell? said...

I don't know why, but that is nothing like what I expected! It is adorable, but I just did not expect to see him dressed as a duck!

He is so cute and doesn't even seem to mind!

And don't worry, I've heard that when they are teenagers, they pay you back for all the embarrassing stuff you did to them as babies....

Amazing_Grace said...

LOL! I LOVE IT!!!!!! :)

Jennifer said...

Oh my gosh that is the cute costume ever!!!!!! I love it!!!!

ermine and pearls said...

OK, he is just too cute! My kids' first costume was a teeny tiny bat. I loved that costume.

Dori said...

I know I say this every time I comment, but the truth should be repeated...he is just ADORABLE!!!!! What a cutie!!! :-)

Petra said...

OH, MY, GAWD!

That is possibly the cutest Halloween costume I have ever seen!

amiable amy said...

ohh so cute...hehehe

amiable amy said...

by the way, got an award for you, hoping you will accept it to add to your lists ... have a good day

memorialgarden said...

wish i had that kind of artistic talent! he looks cute my poor kids have to contend with old sheets!

H.E.Eigler said...

He is so sweet! Love it!

MomMega said...

Such a sweet picture!! We had that same costume for Ry last year, but had to take it back as he was only three weeks old and it was HUGE on him! But it looks sooooo cute on Mekhi!!

Deb@Bird On A Wire said...

Just too cute! I'm going to have a really hard time with all the cute kids!

Sheliza said...

aww, what a sweet little baby!

Frogs in my formula said...

That is the CUTEST thing I have ever seen! I love that we can dress them up without a fight (for now). Too funny.

ali said...

Yes, tell your hubby it's not the Halloween pics that will embarrass him in the future, but the potty training ones!

The Mom said...

That is the nicest baby costume ever! So, so cute! I also wanted to tell you that Jen from A Posh Point of View has nominated you for the Super Mom Blog award, and so I wanted to bestowe the award on you! Please come grab it from Moms Helping Moms and pass it on to 5 deserving Super Moms! Great Blog Renee!

Tammy Warren said...

Ahhhhh....I love it. I love it. This is one of those pictures you bring out on his first date.

CaraBee said...

That might be one of the cutest Halloween pictures ever! My mom is the same way, which is good because I am so not prepared for these kinds of things.

mannequin said...

kee hee hee. He looks absolutely adorable! What a cute little duck.
Of course he'll be embarrassed but it's a cross we've all had to bear and those in the future shall be forced to bear also.
It's what we do. Dress em up until they grow an opinion!

Sage and Savvy said...

That is just so adorable!!!

mrsbear said...

lol. That is an awesome costume. I think your son will have a sense of humor about this and it's way better than pulling out the bare-butt naked pictures for the future girlfriends that will crowd your doorstep. ;-)

Good N Crazy said...

Whoa? Bok bok.

He will so hate you later.

See you for GNO tomorrow? Mr. Linky is up!

Pennies In My Pocket said...

OMG SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!

~melody~

Sandra Carvalho said...

OMG!That's so darn cute!!!
Gorgeous baby by the way! ;)
xoxo

angie said...

Cutest little chick I've EVER seen! :)

Channah said...

Oh my gosh - that is an adorable picture and costume! How cute!

Ritchiela said...

I love the cute smile!

Babette said...

That's a cute duck! :)

Carrie said...

What a cute baby bird! He is such a photogenic little man. I hope your photo wins. I can't wait to see pictures from this year!

fly tie said...

ha! so cute. :-) and he actually looks happy in his costume. usually when i see pics of babies dressed for halloween they have the most uncomfortable, "why me??" look on their faces.

Dawn said...

That is the cutest costume!!!! How sweet!

Frankie said...

I don't celebrate Halloween either, but that is the cutest Halloween costume ever. My goodness!

Keep It Classy, Jen said...

He IS the custest duck I think I've ever seen! Good job grandma!

Christy said...

Oh, it's cute! Plus, I say who cares if he gets embarrassed some day? It's your right--you gave birth to him!

Kim said...

that pic of your son is just TOO TOO adorable for words Renee:) :)
clever Mum !!!

Cindy said...

That's the cutest duck I've ever seen! Shoot I wish my Mom would buy costumes every year, those mother lovers are expensive!

Connie said...

That is the best costume I've ever seen and his smile is too cute! I have the biggest smile on my face now too. Thanks for sharing!

Sara said...

OMG! That is the cutest little chickadee that I ever did see! The Little Monkey is going to be a cowboy.

Sara said...

OMG! That is the cutest little chickadee I ever did see! Little Monkey is going to be a cowboy.

Aryanti Sani said...

He look so cute and he seems very happy to be wearing it.

Mandy said...

That is the cutest duck I have ever seen!

Eb the Celeb said...

omg he is too cute... that costume is the cutest baby costume I have ever seen

Serahs said...

He is SO cute! And YES he will be embarrassed later. haha But that's what moms are fo.

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