October 24, 2005

Trick or Treat? Or Mild Stroke?

Look, don't say I didn't warn you, alright? Click the extended entry at your own peril. I'm not responsible for any heart-attacks, sudden strokes or spontaneous head explosions. Okay...are you ready?

Behold the cuteness.

On Saturday, Beth and I took Mia to dinner at the grandparents' house. All four were there so we figured it was a perfect time to debut the first ever Halloween costume. And? I seemed to be laboring under the misapprehension that today was Halloween despite the fact that I know its always on the 31st, this year being no exception. Once there, we snuck upstairs and got Mia decked out in her elephant costume. When Beth first showed this to me, I almost stroked out in the living room. The grandparents had much the same reaction. They were witnessing heights of cuteness previously thought unattainable.

Some of you passed out, didn't you? I thought so.

Posted by Chris at October 24, 2005 7:30 AM

Yes. I am knocked out, toes up, with coffee everywhere.

I think I love the one of Mia The Elephant getting burped most of all.

Posted by: samantha at October 24, 2005 8:05 AM

Yep, passed right the heck out!! How adorable is that?? She looks so indignant! *grins*

Posted by: Lauren at October 24, 2005 8:09 AM

It is a damn good thing you put that warning on your site, or, as Jen's attorney, I would have you in court right now! Fortunately, her doctors expect her to make a full recovery.

Posted by: jen at October 24, 2005 8:09 AM

Very cute indeed! The look on Mia's face though, on the big picture, is sort of like, "Just you wait till you're in diapers and helpless, Dad. Then we'll see who likes costumes!" I'd beware of the glint in her eyes. She's plotting something. Of this I'm sure.

Posted by: patricia at October 24, 2005 8:26 AM

Oh my god, the cuteness!!! Those ears! Ok, I decided on no costume for the baby this year, but I might have to rethink that idea.

Posted by: JuJuBee at October 24, 2005 8:30 AM

Id give her all my candy!

Posted by: That Girl at October 24, 2005 8:33 AM

OMG!! I love it!

Posted by: Amber at October 24, 2005 8:36 AM


Posted by: Amber at October 24, 2005 8:57 AM

oh you are so going to get it when she gets to be a teenager and see that

(too cute absolutly too cute)

Posted by: Casey at October 24, 2005 9:04 AM

When I end up pregnant at the tender age of 21, I'm blaming you. Because OH MY GOD, I want a baby who is that cute.

I think I almost died when I saw that picture. Yup, I see the bright light.

Posted by: Heather B. at October 24, 2005 9:07 AM

those pictures will come in handy in 10-12 years when Mia goes into therapy. oh yeh, that's gonna cost you!

Posted by: monique at October 24, 2005 9:14 AM

OH MY GOD! The ears!!!

Posted by: Denise at October 24, 2005 9:24 AM

She's adorable! What a cute costume!

Posted by: Theresa at October 24, 2005 9:26 AM

You know we call pictures like that in my house? "Rehearsal Dinner Pictures". Totally.


Posted by: Pammer at October 24, 2005 9:28 AM

Send. Help. Now. Baby. Too. Cute. Don't. Think. I'll. Make. It.

Posted by: Dooneybug at October 24, 2005 9:40 AM

AWWWWWWW!!! There aren't words to describe the cuteness. I personally like the one where she's sticking her finger up. It's like she's going to give her opinion on something or give a speech.

Posted by: dragonlady474 at October 24, 2005 9:45 AM

Years later she can joke about having Daddy's ears or Mommy's nose and show that picture.

Very cute indeed!

Posted by: Matthew at October 24, 2005 9:53 AM

My favorite part is how Mia the elephant seems HUGER and ready to escape her mommy's arms. This was treat. Now for halloween--I think you and Beth need matching get-ups.

Posted by: wavybrains at October 24, 2005 10:01 AM

Oh my god..... that is the cutest thing ever!

Posted by: donna at October 24, 2005 10:07 AM

Oh. My. God.

Posted by: Dana at October 24, 2005 10:12 AM

MUAHAHAHAHA!!!! This is adorable!

Posted by: nina at October 24, 2005 10:13 AM

Oh MY GOD. And I thought MY kid was cute!

(You realize that I'm legally bound to deny I ever said that, right?)

Posted by: Queen of Ass at October 24, 2005 10:28 AM

So cute! The two of you certainly picked one of the best possible first halloween costumes. =)

Posted by: Nicole at October 24, 2005 10:29 AM

TOO CUTE! I want my very own real-life dress-up doll too! My biological clock is ticking like a mo-fo!!!

Have missed reading you, Chris- I'll promise to be a little more regular now that I'm reasonably "sane" again. Gotta love that anxiety/OCD.

Posted by: Kristi at October 24, 2005 10:35 AM

Passed out from all the cuteness!!!!!
(Mia really looks like Beth in these pictures!)

Posted by: at October 24, 2005 10:38 AM

Awwww... very, very sweet. So, are you and Beth gonna dress up as elephants as well?

Posted by: lu at October 24, 2005 10:40 AM

In twenty years, she will sue you for this!

Posted by: Jeff A at October 24, 2005 10:42 AM

Yes, you know the VERY cutest first Halloween babies are the ones with matching Mommy and Daddy costumes! And we all want to see pictures of that, too... :)

EleMiaPhant is totally adorable...

Posted by: Keri at October 24, 2005 10:45 AM

Oh my GAWD.

So F'ing cute.

Posted by: shane at October 24, 2005 10:51 AM

Oh, yes, that is definately beyond what we know today as cute. :)

Posted by: Jon in Michigan at October 24, 2005 11:01 AM

My, what big ears she has...:P You're right--very adorable. She totally looks like Beth.

Posted by: Spring at October 24, 2005 11:14 AM

Too much cuteness! I'm going into sugar overload.

Posted by: Kelley at October 24, 2005 11:17 AM

awwww how precious

Posted by: penguintarts at October 24, 2005 11:18 AM

So I think you have reached a new cuteness high with this one.

Posted by: beanhead at October 24, 2005 11:50 AM

Ahh shes soo cute.. Though I have to admit shes seems a bit lost in all those ears.

Posted by: Angelia at October 24, 2005 12:15 PM

OMG, how sweet.

Posted by: Krush at October 24, 2005 12:38 PM

As I pick myself up off the floor...

I have to resist the urge to call my coworkers over to look at my computer. But really, that is the best picture EVER.

Posted by: Rhonda at October 24, 2005 12:39 PM

that is the epitome of extreme adorableness.

Posted by: kate at October 24, 2005 1:01 PM

Cutest ever! :)

Posted by: laura at October 24, 2005 1:04 PM

she is going to flap away with those kind of ears....
adorable thing she is!

Posted by: stinkerbell at October 24, 2005 1:12 PM

That really was insanely cute.

Posted by: Heather at October 24, 2005 1:14 PM

Someone's gonna either think this is REALLY funny or hate you when they're 16 ;)

Posted by: C at October 24, 2005 2:18 PM

Oh my that is j u s t t o o c u ... *thunk*

Posted by: Kris at October 24, 2005 2:43 PM


Posted by: ash at October 24, 2005 3:19 PM

Thanks for the warning, or I would have aspirated my porridge this morning. That is the cutest thing indeed. Is there a trunk on that elephant? And finally, how much do you think Mia is going to loathe that picture when she first begins dating and you bring it out to frighten her young suitor?

Posted by: bhd at October 24, 2005 3:19 PM

is she for sale?

Posted by: Kathryn at October 24, 2005 4:08 PM

The best part about having babies is doing shit like that! She is too cute...except of course you covered up her most excellent hair.

Posted by: angela marie at October 24, 2005 4:09 PM

LOL - that's too cute!

Posted by: Marie at October 24, 2005 4:19 PM

How cute - I think that costume is even cuter than the "peapod" costume I saw last year.

Have fun.
actually, it looks as if you are having fun.

Posted by: cassie-b at October 24, 2005 4:22 PM

how freakin' adorable! :)

Posted by: tiffanie at October 24, 2005 5:02 PM

Oh my gosh! She's sooo sweet, Chris. The giant ears just take the cake!

Posted by: Heather at October 24, 2005 5:25 PM

OH MY GOD!!!! What a sweet face!!!! OH MY GOD!!! You're not helping with the baby fever I'm developing! LOL.

Posted by: Colleen at October 24, 2005 7:13 PM

Almost, see I'm at the library, in the children's dept, and passing out wasn't an option. She is adorable!!!!!

Posted by: indigo at October 24, 2005 8:00 PM

Absolutely precious!

Posted by: Theresa at October 24, 2005 8:25 PM

I love it!!!!!

Posted by: carrster at October 24, 2005 8:46 PM

Um, she's totally adorable in that costume, but it tooke me a minute to find the trunk. I thought she was a flower. :-)

Posted by: Jessica at October 24, 2005 8:47 PM

"Peril" was a word on the vocab quiz I took today.


Posted by: Greg at October 24, 2005 8:49 PM

NOW Beth needs to let Mia fly. She could be just like Dumbo...soaring with her beautiful ears a'flappin! Too cute!

Posted by: Jaycie at October 24, 2005 9:06 PM

cutest first ever halloween costume EVER. too freakin' cute :)

Posted by: suze at October 24, 2005 9:32 PM

Well damn if that ain't just the cutest elephant I have ever seen in my entire life!!! Seriously, she broke the cuteness meter.

Posted by: Kate at October 24, 2005 10:20 PM

holy crap, that is so perfect...i love it!

Posted by: lizabetty at October 24, 2005 10:42 PM

It's like our blogs are having a cute-off!! It pretty darn close and I'd say we're both biased, so we might as well call it a tie!! :-)

Posted by: Amy at October 25, 2005 12:39 AM

Words fail me...but I think you just found a new banner...

Posted by: Marilyn at October 25, 2005 1:34 AM

AAHHHHHHHH!!!!!! kisses to little Mia

Posted by: bellacara at October 25, 2005 1:43 AM

Awwwwwwwwwwwww the cuteness! :))

Posted by: Sweety at October 25, 2005 2:37 AM

Im gonna show these pictures, to Peng he's the chinese delivery guy I see each and every friday. AND I'm gonna show him a picture of beth. Chris you sure Beth didnt go on a trip to Ottawa. He may just say hey that looks like my baby. Theres a scary resemblance man.
But yeah she is very cute. Even though I dont think the look on her face says look at me im so cute it says look at my crack head parents they put me in an elephant costume , hahahahaha

Posted by: shaners at October 25, 2005 7:03 AM

Lovely, lovely! Mia is adorable!

Posted by: Sonia at October 25, 2005 8:10 AM


Posted by: betty at October 25, 2005 9:23 AM

oh.my.god. dumbo is my absolute favorite. that is the cutest thing ever!!!! but beth seems to be taking too much enjoyment out of what is sure to become something humiliating for poor little mia ;)

Posted by: laura at October 25, 2005 9:31 AM

OMG!!! That is the absolute cutest thing I have ever seen in my entire life!!!!!! She's so adorable!!!

Hehehe Happy Early Halloween, lol

Posted by: Tammy at October 25, 2005 9:32 AM

Good Lord. That is the most unbelievably cute baby I've ever seen-- ...

Sorry, had to pick myself up off the floor. :D

That is one precious baby!! She gives enough warm fuzzies to make even me smile today!!

Posted by: Sassy at October 25, 2005 9:46 AM

My eyes! That is cuteness overload! LOVE the costume!

Posted by: erika at October 25, 2005 12:00 PM

that is by far the cutest costume i've seen!!!

Posted by: angel at October 25, 2005 12:27 PM

Oh. My. Lord. So. Damn. Cute. I don't know how you made it, actually being in the same ROOM as all that cuteness.

Posted by: Fraulein N at October 25, 2005 1:05 PM

I want to tip her into a bucket of champagne and see her do The Elephants On Parade!

Posted by: Mindy at October 25, 2005 1:13 PM

serioulsy I could just eat her up!

This is why we have children, really--look at her.

Posted by: Michele at October 25, 2005 1:13 PM

OH.MY.GOD. THAT IS CUTER THAN CUTE. I almost just died of cuteness right here.

Posted by: Jaime at October 25, 2005 1:57 PM

OK, I think I'm breathing again. How totally cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh I can't stand how adorable your little peanut is!!!!!!!!! You're such a lucky guy.

Posted by: Carrie Jo at October 25, 2005 6:53 PM

My heart just skipped a beat!

Posted by: Jenn at October 25, 2005 7:55 PM

wow, she's a rockstar in her own right. the unbearable cuteness of mia. it's a fact.

Posted by: wn at October 25, 2005 10:10 PM

I passed out.

Posted by: wendy at October 25, 2005 11:46 PM

I love that she's so blase about it, like "Yes, I know, I'm causing people all over the world to stroke out from my cuteness. It's just what I was born to do. Now where's Eeyore?"

So adorable!

Posted by: SpaceCase at October 26, 2005 10:27 AM