Halloween - a little monkey and a lion

Our kids celebrated their first American Halloween in-style this year. We joined some friends and their 3 kids so they could show our Ethiopians the trick-or-treating ropes. The entire extravaganza only lasted about 1 hour, and it was mostly successful [minus the creepy 8-year-old boy slinking around in a skeleton costume who scared the living daylights out of Judah...enter momma bear. I almost beat the crap out of that kid...and his parents]. Enjoy some pictures of our cutest little monkey and lion...

This little monkey was equally stoked about her costume
and confused about why we kept insisting she make monkey noises.
Judah the Lion [cliche but it really had to happen] and his buddy "Greg" from In 'n Out. Hehe.
A little pre-game warm-up.
Halloween in SoCal = Sandled feet.
Can we all say together, "DADDY'S GIRL!" 
He made a mean "ROAR!" all night.
Judah the Lion also insisted in walking inside every stranger's house when they gave him candy. No bueno. He did a great job saying, "Trick or treat" and "Thank you" to every good neighbor.
She's one happy monkey with a blue headband.
Being pushed around the neighborhood in her own car. She was committed to driving.
This was also the point in the trick-or-treating where she just got real tired and must've wondered, "What are these crazy Americans doing?!"
First family Halloween photo.

Since we don't give our kiddos candy, Brian and I immediately divided the spoils between the two of us. Hehe. We saved back a few items as potty rewards for our yet-to-be-potty-train son.

All in all, a very fun first Halloween as a family.


April L. Diaz

April has been a visionary activist her entire life. She has made it her mission to lead high performing teams and develop leaders in the margins of society while caring for our bodies, mind, and spirit. Secretly, she’s a mix of a total girly girl and a tomboy, and is still crazy about her high school sweetheart, Brian. Together, they co-parent 3 fabulous kiddos and live in Orange County, CA.