Saturday, October 31, 2009

To my Ballerina













    

Dear Emma,
This is a milestone. This will be the first Halloween you will actually recognize as Halloween. This is your third Halloween with me, with us, your daddy and me. I feel very blessed to have shared it with an exceptional little girl like you. It is always stressful planning the outfits (and I start in September) and even more stressful getting you to like them. This year it was hard. You revolted a bit against my choice, but if you recall your first costume, it's kinda of an easier costume to bear than that first one! And even then, at only 9 months, I sensed your displeasure at having to put that Octopus costume on! You always were one to speak your mind!:)Love you little girl and I hope you had a good Halloween.
XOXO, Mama

The Many Ways to Say 'Pumpkin'


Today Emma and I spent the day quietly hanging out and later on we will get ready for our yearly Halloween party at Gym today. Here is Emma and I reading about Hallow's eve last night. No real fanfare in our home when it comes to this time of year, just apple crisps pie and books and spending some time together. At left, you will see the many ways to say PUMPKIN in the many languages of the world!!