Who doesn't love a holiday that includes sugar comas for all?? Well, we got our fair share of goodies and made a few memories along the way. Thank you modern technology for helping me to document these holidays with pictures and some "firsts" that I don't want to forget.
What a perfect Halloween it was. Crispy air but not too cold. Leaves lining the streets and neighbors going all out on the decorations and hospitality. Some friends were making scones on their porch and one home was passing out cotton candy as they made it in their front yard. Another cute friend was dressed as a witch and threw a snake into a cauldron turning it into sweet treats as she muttered her spell! We kind of live in the best halloweenhood. ;)
Now in my opinion, there wasn't a better looking trio out there. Then again, I'm pretty biased! Between Ames being the happiest little bunny, Welles tiny face poking through that blue suit and Scarlett making the perfect Alice, it was a pretty adorable look on them. I only wish I had video'd Welles waddle in that caterpillar costume. He had so many adoring bystanders comment on the cuteness of his walk as all the arms and legs swung from side to side. It was crazy-cute. It was even better when he ran, which he did all night long. I don't know if it was the combination of sugar and fresh-fall-air or just the sugar, but that kid took every opportunity to bolt out into the crowd of fellow costumed kids to get to the next house. Scarlett was pretty much done after an hour and a half. But Welles could have gone all night hitting up the entire city for candy. My favorite part of the evening was when he said, for the first time clearly, "tank ooo". Never have I heard a sweeter way to give thanks! It was such a proud moment for both Scott and I. He said it at almost every door, melting our hearts each time.
Scarlett was in her happy place most of the night, excitedly collecting candy and enjoying the morbid displays on some of the more-festive porches. Her fascination for Halloween is hilarious being that she is one of the whimpiest kids I know! She is terrified of heights, FAKE mice and won't sleep without a light on. She panics when other kids bounce next to her on a trampoline and hates when people run beside her for fear of running into each other... She still won't ride a bike because she's so nervous it will tip even with training wheels. But even with all that worry festering up inside of her, she has a real fascination for all things spooky. She loves to play witches and her favorite movie (any time of year) is "The Nightmare Before Christmas". She makes us play "Jack the Pumpkin King" in the car all year round. Today she asked me when it will be Halloween again and stated that it was the best day of the year. This side of my worry-wort cracks me up!
Lastly, I need to document for my own sake, what an amazing baby Ames is. In a year from now, when he's a wild (almost) two-year-old, wanting to run freely through the streets with his halloween bag, I don't want to forget what an angel he was this year. First of all, he kept those glasses and bunny ears on almost the entire night! Didn't even mess with them. Second, he didn't make a peep or whine once while trapped in a stroller going door to door for two hours. He just smiled and kicked happy little kicks every time I looked his direction or kissed his precious little forehead. This child is an absolute gift! A happy little gift from the heavens above. He was gods way of saying "since I'm surprising you with a third so close in age.... I'll give you the best I've got"! And boy is he. Baby of the year!
Hoping everyone had a memorable Halloween!