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Bella the Dragon

After a lengthy search to find a dragon costume that wasn’t sexually suggestive for my 4 year old, we chose one from Target that Bella loved. Mostly because it resembles this little blue dragon she carries with her everywhere at home.

Last night, Sam’s battalion hosted a Halloween party/trick-or-treat event in the barracks where some of the soldiers live. We dressed Bella up for the first time, and headed over to collect some massive amounts of candy.

She was SO excited that she could barely stand it. The only disappointment (initially) was that we’d told her Halloween meant going from home to home saying, “Trick or Treat!” and she couldn’t figure out why we were in the car instead. Once we got there and could show her what we were doing, and assure her real Halloween was the next night, she was fine.

Some of the costumes the soldiers wore to greet the kids in the halls were a bit – much. At one point I had one of them take off his mask to show Bella it was just a person under it. I’d forgotten that side of Halloween along with the fun and candy, but she was a trooper about the whole thing.

Best part of the night? How she kept telling everyone she was a “dragon costume.”

Here are a few shots of her in the dragon costume:

 

  • Cranky Pants 1 of 6
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    I'm not sure what was up with her here, but she was a bit miffed. Look at the dragon feet!

  • Sharing 2 of 6
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    The little one by us kept dropping his balloon and Bella would keep picking it back up and handing it to him. I was surprised as she's usually pretty stingy with balloons. Like a hoarder. 

  • View from the Top 3 of 6
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    The little wings on this outfit just killed me. 

  • Tomboy 4 of 6
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    I told Sam as he tucked her pony tail in, "I wonder if she'll care that everyone is going to think she's a boy?" But I was surprised, most people seemed to recognize the girly even in the dragon costume. 

  • Tails 5 of 6
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    Isn't it cute? I wish she could wear this another year but it was snug as it was. 

  • Cheesy 6 of 6
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    Oh, I love her and her cheesy smile. She was starting to get all hot and sweaty under this. 

 

Diana blogs at Diana Wrote about her life with a daughter here and three sons in heaven, life as an army wife, and her faith. You can also find her work on Liberating Working MomsShe Reads TruthThe New York TimesStill Standing Magazine, and The Huffington Post. Smaller glimpses into her day are on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

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