Hope has told me for a couple of years now that she wants to be a bride on Halloween. But what always happens? She gets distracted by something that sparkles, and bride goes out the window.
BUT NOT THIS YEAR.
She said bride, and actually stuck to her guns.
Do you know how much fun I had with this? Dressing up your daughter and getting a glimpse of a future bride?
OH MY SENTIMENTAL MUSHY HEART.
You know when Paul and I got married back in 2002 the tiara was all the rage. Now a tiara is so early 2000's, but pretty perfect for a little girl dressing up.
"Hey mom, I wanna be a skeleton"
We don't do scary.
But I caved.
I guess it isn't all that scary, especially when the skeleton breaks it down.
We were ready to roll by 2:00
Plenty of time for me to take an unreasonable amount of pictures.
These are the moments.
So we did out traditional Halloween thing
We go to Brittany's and kill some time, you know so the kids ask every two minutes, WHEN CAN WE GO?
Finally we quit torturing them and we roll.
Just like riding a bike people.
And Emie who has never tick-or-treated in her entire three years, she got the hang REAL quick.
Hope stopped and ate candy after the FIRST house, but I can't bust on her and not reveal, I JOINED.
The veil didn't make it very long.
Nor the mask.
Hundreds of kids out there
And Hope runs into her bestie. Lots of squeals and giggles when that happened.
I think we lasted a good hour
But towards the end
The walking turned to running.
And eventually come-aparts.
The evening ended back at Brittany's
And that was my favorite part of the night.
Taco soup, fires, friends, conversations....
Like I said, these are the moments.