Monday, October 26, 2015

The first of the season

We look forward to it every single year.

Costumes this year were probably the most difficult yet.  They initially wanted to be minions.  Until Logan changed his mind and wanted to be Spiderman.  And then Leah changed her mind and wanted to wear her supergirl costume from last year.  And then we went to Disney, and she settled on Belle.  Logan was going to be a fireman.  Until he changed his mind and decided to wear his muscle man costume from last year.  

In the end, we just bought Liv a doggy outfit because she saw it and went nuts over it, which pretty well settled things.  It's the first year my children haven't been coordinated.  I suppose it had to happen sooner or later, right?

They're still pretty darling, though, so it's alright.

Every year, it gets to be more and more fun to watch the new enthusiasm they bring to this holiday, and this year was no exception. 

The very great thing was that, unlike last year when he was literally only home for the day of Halloween, we had Casey around for every part of our celebrations! 

Our little doggie was as happy as could be and grinned and smiled at everyone around - not her usual m.o., I might add.

She even took her turn walking.  With a little help from Daddy.

She melts my heart, that adorable tiny lady.

As always, the kids had such a great time.

Once she was all dressed up, Leah took her princess duties very seriously.

She was very dedicated to the role.  Her tone of voice, movements and gestures all changed, and she became much more elegant and stately.  It was pretty fun to watch. Belle had a rather grand influence on her. 

This is always one of our very favorite traditions.  It is such a joy to watch how they grow and change each year.  And, although I also say it every year (and it's always true!), I think this was our best year yet!

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