We had the best Halloween!
At first, Natalie was kinda partial to her stroller, preferring to get driven from house to house. No, she wasn't dressed as a diva. She was dressed as a witch, though she didn't like to wear the hat, so it was somewhat difficult to guess her costume.
Natalie and Daddy.
We went trick-or-treating with some good friends, and they had a kid in a stroller, too. So, of course that resulted in this:
Not sure who had the most fun with that part, the kids or the grown-ups...
Soon, Natalie warmed up to the idea of walking from house to house:
On to the next one!
Some of the best moments were the ones I didn't catch on camera, though. Like how she took her time and took it all in, looking at all the costumes and decorations, etc., and just enjoying things in her own, unhurried style.
At some point, we were walking to the next house with the porch light on (pretty exciting), and she stopped and picked up this HUGE leaf, holding it in front of her face and giggling "Mommy, look, it covers my whole head!"
Later, when it was dark, she noticed the stars and commented on how beautiful they were. Then she slowed down and started singing "Twinkle, twinkle, little star". It was just about the cutest thing ever (okay, maybe I'm a little biased, but still...)
We were out from just before 4PM till about 7:15PM. Natalie did a lot of walking, and she got a lot of candy. In fact, I weighed the "loot" when we came home, and she had almost three pounds worth of candy! Now, I don't think any kid really needs that much candy. Especially since just last week, I finally tossed the rest of last years Halloween candy... But that's okay. You see, it really wasn't about the candy at all. It was about having a great time as a family and with our friends, and we sure did.
It was a very tired Natalie that finally sat down for dinner that night (mac and cheese, pears, and chocolate milk - a special dinner for a special day).