Henry and his class practiced their pumpkin poem.
As you can see, Eliza thinks she’s four and she also acted as if she knew all the words to the poem (FYI – she had never heard the poem before).
I have a feeling she’ll be up front and center again next year!
Lord help me!
Henry did a great job reciting his poem and trick-or-treating. At first he was hesitant to approach strangers, but he quickly realized that candy was involved. End of story.
Jon and I loved watching him have fun!
The next morning was Halloween!
Henry slept in until 9:30 and Eliza slept in until 10:00! You guys, this NEVER happens! They were exhausted!
Normally I’d be all in a tizzy, but since it was Halloween, I tried to relax and enjoy the morning. After all, we only had one place to be….the photography studio.
Every year for Halloween we head to the photographer to get photos taken of the kids in their Halloween attire. It’s something that I love to do. Well, we took our time getting ready and as we were leaving I decided to check one last time to make sure that I had the time right for when the photographer was taking pictures. I was certain it was from 9-4ish…like every year before…
Yeah. You know what’s coming…
Noon. They were closing at noon. It was 11:50 and the photography studio was 40 minutes away.
Not going to happen.
Totally my bad. I’ll own it.
To say I was sad is an understatement. I had these grand plans to have pictures taken every year of the kids in their Halloween gear well into adulthood; whether they wanted to or not.
I tried not to ruin the day by having a “32-year-old temper tantrum.” So, after a small little emotional spat, I gathered myself and told everyone that we were going to the park to take pictures.
“I’ll take the pictures!” I exclaimed.
This is what they call turning lemons into lemonade…
I’m no photographer, but I’d call it a success, especially after you scroll down to the outtakes to see what I was dealing with…
…..See???……….Who can relate? Yup. Hey, whatever works.
We met with the neighbors and their cute little boys to venture out into the rain to find some candy. Our kids trick-or-treated to four or five houses before somebody finally opened their door and gave the kids come candy.
We, the parents, thought of it as a valuable learning lesson.
P.S. Look at that rain! Don’t we get an award or something?!
One of our sweet neighbors wanted to take a picture of the kids in front of her fireplace for our monthly neighborhood newsletter!
This was Eliza’s moment to shine, her “Toddler and Tiara” moment! Finally! 😉
Don’t worry, we don’t own a dental flipper.