Last year, Sweet Pea was a Bumblebee for Halloween.
Well, more like a blob shaped like a bumblebee.
She was only 6 months old and couldn’t really move around much, other than her little “shimmy-along” that allowed her to get from point A to point B. Which – funny story – made for really good jokes seeing that her costume looked like it was made of a big ol’ mop.
This year was way, way different.
We wanted to take her out for some activities during the day, and wanted something that would cater to her non-infant but just-barely-a-toddler stage where she can’t yet roll with the big kids. Trick or treating was out since she doesn’t eat candy, and I pretty much start getting ready for bed at like 7:30pm so forget that. After weeks of unsuccessful research, I was making breakfast 2 days before Halloween and thought “OMG. Canada’s Wonderland. You know, that thing I worked at for over half a decade where I met my husband and all my closest friends.”
This would be Sweet Pea’s first amusement park experience, and I was super curious as to how she’d like it.
Verdict: Huge win.
As soon as we got out of the van and started walking to front gate, she was mesmerized by the sound of Top Gun rumbling along. When we so much as approached the rainbow bridge to Planet Snoopy, she was marvelling at the signs with the characters on them.
“Sweet Pea, if you’re loving this already, you have no idea what you’re in for.”
We took her on a few rides and she looked like she was enjoying herself! Aside from a jerky, spinny ride which caused her to dig her nails into my sister-in-law’s hands, she wasn’t traumatized by these new experiences and looks like another trip to the theme park won’t bring up any repressed memories. After this train ride ended, she actually stood up and re-sat herself onto the seat in front of her for go #2. Unfortunately, that’s not how these things work and it took a bit of coaxing to get her to the next attraction.
This is her immersed in “Charlie Brown’s Trick or Treat” show at Playhouse Theatre. She got up several times to start dancing, and at one point started tapping the kid in front of her who was blocking her view. I really wish I understood what she was babbling about, because she seemed to have some words for that little girl.
Part of their Camp Spooky program included trick or treat stations for the kiddies! There were 4 stations in total, and this is Sweet Pea at station #3… or across from it. She wasn’t interested in waiting in line for treats as much as she wanted to stand by that green speaker and dance to “One-Eyed One-Horned Flying Purple People Eater” while eating a chunk of apple.
This is pretty much her reaction to every pumpkin we ran into.
I’m confident that this tube was her favourite “attraction” at the park. She must have spent about 20 minutes crawling in and out of that thing.
These moppy costumes from Homesense are my favourite, because LOOK AT THAT LITTLE WADDLY BUTT. They give your baby default waddle butts. So. Freaking. Adorable!
Can’t wait to pick out her costume for next year! I’m aiming for the waddliest butt of all: Po the Teletubby.