Surprise Halloween breakfast...
And a fun afternoon treat...
My baby chose an adorable Little Red Riding Hood costume this year.
And her smile says it all.
Big sister Peyton dressed as a beautiful cat to take Flynn Trick-or-Treating.
And Rhett even found an old mask lying around so he could go too.
This little lady was waiting to go with us.
And so we headed out to Trick-or Treat together.
As we drove through neighborhoods and watched the kids go door to door, I became emotional. Again. I realized that this was Steve and my twentieth year of dressing up our kids and taking them door to door. I watched and wondered how many more Halloween nights I would spend in our car, listening to Halloween music, and stopping at houses to watch my kids walk up together and return with huge smiles on their faces. How many more times will I see my little Flynn smile and give me a thumbs up as she returns to the car? How many more times will I watch Peyton and Rhett make sure that Flynn has a wonderful time as they go with her from house to house? And in addition...I missed my Madison.
By the time we got home, and dumped out the pumpkins onto our wooden farmhouse table yet again, I was ok. I realized that while I would miss this stage when it was over, another would follow. And I am certain it will be just as wonderful as this one.
We finished the night in Halloween jammies with pizza and a Halloween show.
And then it was over.
For this year.
Before I had a chance to clear the extra candy off the table, my Flynn reminded me that Christmas is not far behind. She smiled and said, "Tomorrow I'm pulling out my Hot Cocoa Pajamas and Santa hat!"
She is her mother's daughter, after all. : )