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!
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! :)
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sweet dreams my little strawberry…….