Monday, October 31, 2011

Twick or Tweet Pwease!

Hannah had fun practicing ‘Trick or Treating’ all weekend.  Each time she found a bag, basket or container I’d feel this sweet little fist gently knocking on my leg and hear ‘Twick or Tweet pwease!’   I’d excitedly ask her to tell me about her costume and then would drop pretend candy into her container of choice.  Whenever I asked her about her costume she’d excitedly tell me she was a strawberry or, strawberry shortcake.  She found last year’s costume and said right away that she wanted to be a strawberry.  That made life easier for sure! 

This year DSC_9213


Last yearDSC_5596


It’s fun to watch Hannah’s little personality constantly emerging and one thing I’ve realized lately is that once she sets her mind to something she doesn’t tend to waiver.  The week after we returned from Disney she said she wanted to have a ‘Beauty and the Beast’ birthday party when she turns 3.  It’s now 8 weeks later and she hasn’t changed her mind even once.  I know this determination will take her far in life!  (Hmmm…someday when we’re butting heads and she’s showing that determination, I’ll need to remind myself that it’s a good thing! :)

We started the night by enjoying supper with Ange and her family and she made these cute little pepper pumpkins with spaghetti in them.  What fun!DSC_9197

Baby Grayson wasn’t going trick our treating but he dressed for the occasion anyway.  Even though I see him every day I can’t believe how he grows and changes each week!DSC_9200

I don’t think he was too impressed about being left home from the funDSC_9203

Hannah and Noah waiting patiently to go out.  Hannah looks none too impressed that mommy wants her to pose for pics when there is candy to be had!  Oh how I can’t wait for the day when she wants to look at the camera again and dare I hope….smile?DSC_9217

Pirate Owen.  Argh!DSC_9229

Our pumpkin collection.  Love the Disney theme we had going on here!DSC_9223

Let the fun begin!  It took the kids all of 2.5 houses to figure out how all this worked and they were off!  Running from house to house and even though each of them took at least 1 stumble in the dark they just brushed themselves off and kept going.DSC_9235

Hannah made me giggle each time the door opened.  She’d step right up into the doorway and I think had she had the option, gone right in to ensure she got as close to the candy as possible.

Last year I held Hannah’s hand and walked her up the steps to each door.  This year my independent gal happily ran up the steps to each door on her own.  *sniff*  (See my cute shoes, Auntie M?)DSC_9242

More than once I had to call out to Hannah to slow down as she just wanted to run from house to house to house.DSC_9245

I’ll admit to not being a fan of scaring kids at Halloween.  (I’m not a fan of scaring kids….or anyone, at any time.  I know….boring!)  We went to one house and upon climbing the stairs found a pretty yucky skeleton guy on the dark porch and the woman answering the door was pretty made-up too.  Unfortunately that kinda set Owen off for the rest of the night.  He was pretty much ready to go home after that but stuck with the other kiddos for the last few houses.  His daddy came and helped him at this house and then all was right in his little corner of the world.

Hannah even Trick or Treated at Ange’s place when we got back.  Baby Grayson was sleeping peacefully in the Ergo.  I guess he’d gotten over his disappointment of being left behind.DSC_9244

A couple of treats were enjoyed then it was time for us to head home.


We stopped at Nana and Papa’s for a quick visit then attempted to Skype with Grandma and Grandpa who are on their way to FL and then it was off to bed.  Even though Hannah had enjoyed some sweet treats, all the walking and climbing tuckered out my adorable little strawberry and she was asleep practically as soon as her head hit the pillow. 

And now, my favourite pic of the night!  Hannah and Noah sitting on the stairs for pics, waiting patiently for it to be their turn to go out and then, the doorbell rang.  I love the look on their beautiful faces as they looked to see who was at the door.DSC_9214

Sweet dreams my little strawberry…….


  1. Little T went out this year as a lady bug but it was pouring rain so we only went to a few houses - and yes, we walked with umbrellas!!

    Hannah is adorable!


  2. What a beautiful little strawberry Hannah is! Charlotte went out as a pumpkin this year. I really hope last year's costume (butterfly with beautiful wings) fits her next year, as she has taken to liking things with wings.

    Charlotte has been practising "trick or treating" on and off now for a couple of weeks as well. She is such a sweetie--she usually wants to give you something rather than receive something in her little pumpkin container. Fortunately, everything went fine last night when Daddy took her out. I was disappointed that a lot of teenagers came to our house--I think only 5 children of appropriate age came to our door. Unfortunatley, about one-third of the houses in our neighbourhood had their lights out and didn't participate--that is so sad. Charlotte had a great time. Since Daddy doesn't use a camera very well, I don't have any action shots of Charlotte. Maybe next year.
    Happy Hallowe'en!

  3. The cutest little strawberry I've ever seen!

  4. It looks like you had a fantastic Halloween!!! I am lovin Hannah's cute is she??

    Yes, the most adorable strawberry I have ever seen too!



  5. What an adorable little stawberry you have!

  6. SOOOO amazing!!!! what a sweet little strawberry!


  7. Adorable little strawberry and it looks like fun times.

  8. What a super cute costume! Hannah is adorable in it.

    I read your post of your two year anniversary of leaving for China and I can scarcely believe it's been that long. I remember waiting and waiting along with you on your blog, and waiting even more and now look at us!!!

  9. Happy Family Day Catherine and Hannah- Nov 2nd!


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