All Hallow's Festivities
i thought i might just let it pass without posting anymore halloweeny stuff, but i couldn't do it. it was too sweet a day, it's too fleeting a month, and making new traditions with this spunky enthralled girl is just too much fun. posting it here is like singing it out: it was fun! some days are hard, but this day was perfect :)
first off, and most importantly, darin had the whole day off. it's kinda rare to have a whole family day together nowadays, and we enjoyed it thoroughly. from a late big breakfast to some "Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" in jammies in the morning.
later we went on a drive (tootie napped) to buy the sweetest best mandarin oranges from fausel ranch and then i showed darin five strings farm that i mentioned last time. he immediately fell in love with this huge old oak. we bought a whole bag of those incredible winesap apples and a lovely fat bundle of kale.
later we walked downtown with our little monkey for the annual halloween festival. lucy calls out "more more" (moo-a, moo-a) and does her little hand-sign to things like a swirl of falling leaves, to daddy's games, to costumes, and of course to candy. she just can't get enough, it all thrills her. she got her first tootsie roll pop, saw lots of friends, and by the walk home she was even attempting to say "trick or treat."
that night we had a few friends over, greeted a few old-fashioned trick-or-treaters who will brave the walk around our hilly neighborhood, had veggie chili, homemade cheddar garlic bread, and watched some david lynch to keep it nice and creepy after the kids went to bed.
i will leave you with this pretty hallowed vision. emily at 25 weeks.
hope you all kept your spooks and shadows and spirits lively!