Friday, November 18, 2011

Trick or Treat 2011

Better late than never, right? Things have been so busy lately, and I feel like I'm always behind with blogging...but, yesterday was the kids' last day of school, and they are off all next week for Thanksgiving, so hopefully I can catch up on a few things. Now...on to the cuteness.

When it comes to Trick or Treat, I honestly don't know who enjoys it more...the parents or the kids? I know my kids love getting candy, seeing their friends, and enjoying the one night a year that I let them parade down the middle of the street.

Me? I enjoy this....

And this...

On a normal day I think my kids are pretty stinkin' cute....But throw in some pink-poodle-pigtails and a banana costume that makes your ears stick out, and they take cuteness to another place.

I mean...Seriously.

This is what you get when you tell them to "Say CHEESE" and they've reached their limit...

And this is what you get 8 shots past that limit.

Mason's thinking, " Enough already!"

And Maddie gets this glazed over look...

Yep, she's gone to her happy place.

Time to trick or treat!

That is the only pic I got of her in the wagon...Most of the night we saw this, instead.

Much to our surprise, Miss Maddie walked all over our neighborhood with all the other kids. It's funny because last year, I remember feeling kinda bummed watching all the other kids running from door to door, thinking that would never be possible for Maddie...This year, she proved us wrong...again.

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It was a fun night, and I was overwhelmed by how much has changed for us in the last year. The last 12 months have been huge for our family...and I have learned that anything is possible. This week I sent my little girl to school without her walker...and she did amazing! A miracle doesn't always mean casting off crutches and breaking into a sprint...Sometimes it comes one wobbly step at a time. I'm learning it's not always about what's waiting at the end of the journey, but more about what happened along the way. And it may not always come the way we think it should, but it always comes....Just wait for it.


  1. Ahhh! This is just too cute for words!

  2. So sweet! And I'm cracking up as i just posted our October/Hallween catch-up post TODAY! So you still beat someone to it. ;) lol. Love the video! xoxo

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    Warmest regards and happy holidays,



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