talk about it more

a virtual baby book

When she was two, Fiona regularly said "Talk about it more!" to express her desire to know more about whatever we were discussing.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Well, Mom got her part of the mermaid costume sewn but my part still had a little bit to go when the big night arrived. Still, Fiona was sparkly enough to feel quite good about her mermaid number. She looks so grown up in these pictures that I had to look twice. Is it the seaswept hair, do you think? And Nora has been totally pumped about her cowgirl costume that my Aunt Madonna bought for me at some yard sale when I was a little tyke. When she discovered she got to wear red boots that really stomp, she was sold! She even left the pigtails in her hair to celebrate the special occasion.

Last night was the first Halloween I can think of that one of us didn't have to work, and we enjoyed it fully. We visited our delightful neighbor, and we also went to my old library branch and some of the surrounding square for some nocturnal fun. It was a chilly night to be a beached mermaid, but her adrenaline (and Daddy's jacket) helped. Nora was pleased just to be seen and to stomp along next to her father in "cow boots". She couldn't say anything most of the night, though she did manage to squeak out "trick or treat" and "sank you" by the end. (Her "trick or treat!" in practice at home was more of a bellow.) It was a night full of treats and no tricks. Great fun was had by all!