Ben ended up with three costumes for his first Halloween. We only made it through two of the three, and the other was too big and we're saving it for next year. During the day, he dressed as a monkey and drew quite a bit of attention as we ran errands around town.
Once we ran to the grandparents' houses, he wore the dragon costume that I bought last November when I was hugely pregnant and cruising clearance racks at the Old Navy outlet in Branson. Ben and his cousins are all together with Grammy, but it was impossible to get all of them looking the same way at the same time.
We made only a few stops to family and friends, and by the end of the night Ben was overwhelmed, overheated and exhausted. He had quite a day.