Thursday, November 01, 2012

It was Halloween?!

Halloween sort of came and went with very little fanfare around here.  Not only did I not remember that it was Halloween, but I didn't get Isla a Halloween costume.  Mom of the year over here.  I thought about it once about two months ago when I saw a cute little plush flower suit at a children's clothing store, but I skipped it when I saw the price tag was $40.  That just seemed ridiculous when, lets face it, she was only going to wear it for maybe 10 minutes while I snapped a few photos of her in it.

Aside from the fact that I totally forgot it was Halloween, there are other reasons we let it go by the wayside as well:  Scott has been working on a mega yacht the past four days and we're a house full of sickies at the moment.  Scott (who never gets sick) has had a chest cold for about two weeks and Isla just picked up a nasty baby cold (her first). It's been a coughy, sneezy, snotty mess around here.  I am unsuccessfully trying my damnedest to avoid falling victim to the germs, armed with Emergen-C and a neti pot.  So yeah, celebrating Halloween wasn't high on our list of priorities.

That said, I did start feeling a teensy bit guilty that "Baby's First Halloween" was going to be a complete non-event, so I decided to dress Isla up in a little sailor dress that she was gifted and take some pictures of her in it to commemorate this 'milestone'.  So there it is.  Isla was a sailor baby for her 1st Halloween.  It's cliche, it's official and it's on the web.  She also turned seven months yesterday which completely blows my mind.  You guys were right, time really does fly.  Sheesh. 

Scott finishes work on the mega-yacht today which means it's back to full-blown work mode on our boat.  The new furling baby stay has arrived and we're going to begin installation tomorrow.  Can't wait for that.

6 comments:

Lisa Hanneman said...

I think the sailor dress is cuter than any flower costume... Or maybe it'd the subject. Amelia didn't even get to wear her Halloween onesie. Too much work, you've gotta let a few things go. Like the pumpkins we didn't buy or carve this year.

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

She is soooooo cute!

Carol Florida U.S.A. said...


I just went back to look at the your blogs around the time Isla was born, and loved reliving all of that . . . however I wasn't able to find out if her name had another meaning, or maybe something special to you and Scott . . . other than you liking it, and liking the sound of it! I didn't find that particular information, but the reason i went back to "research" it in the first place, was, because just this morning I was thinking that the letters in her name are SAIL when rearranged . . . but, maybe that is something that you had already realized, and I missed you mentioning that!! At any rate, it's very appropriate for your beautiful little ISLA . . . A LOVELY NAME FOR WHATEVER THE REASON!!! <3 Carol Florida U.S.A. <3

Felicity MotorBoat said...

Hi Guys!! This always seems to happen, we lose track of days when we are in "work mode" getting the boat ready to go and such. It's the days when we are officially cruising that seem to become our *REAL* holidays! Just because Halloween is commericially celebrated on October 31st, doesn't mean you won't find an awesome place to drop the hook and end up attending a party where being in costume is required! I know you know that;) Isla looks adorable in her sailor dress. Wishing wellness to you all!!;)

Brittany Meyers said...

@Carol - WOW!! We actually NEVER ever realized that - that is crazy!! Thank you for pointing that out...so cool. About her name: we wanted something unique, but not too "out there" and something that represented our life and the life we were living when she was conceived/born. "Isla" (pronounced eye-la) means Island in spanish. And since she was in the islands her entire time inutero, we thought it would be perfect. We love the name and love the story that goes with it. Incidentally,she has a birth mark on her leg and it looks like a small chain of islands. We call them her "islands" ;) .
@ Jessica - you are so right!! Thanks for the reminder ;) xo

Trisha said...

Cute costume. We've celebtated many birthdays on our boat and the kids' tradition is to float behind in a smaller inflatable. It's whatever you make it wherever you are. She certainly didnt need the sugary treats anyway.

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