So I really did start this post the day after Halloween, but well, I’m just now getting around to finishing it. Ahh, life with two little ones!
This Halloween we had planned to stay pretty low key and just do some trick or treating around the neighborhood. I was pretty excited because this year Micah was old enough to really get the concept of trick or treating and have a lot of fun with it. David invited his brother and their family over along with another friend of ours and their daughter. Then, the day of, we ended up inviting two more couples and it turned into a really fun, spontaneous Halloween night complete with adorable kids in costumes, sugar rushes (and crashes), and lots of delicious fall food.
Asher wasn’t so sure about all this. He just wanted to go to bed
Elephant cousins holding hands
As crazy as this night was, we just loved it. What I’ve realized is that I love watching my daughter (and soon, son) experience life. It doesn’t have to be some big thing or cost a lot of money, but that’s the beauty of this age. Everything is so exciting and new still. Micah is learning and discovering new things every day, and even just a simple trip to Target can be an exciting adventure for her. I know that one day she’ll be too cool (tear) for a lot of the things that we want to do with her, so for now I just want to cherish this time. I love seeing the excitement and joy on Micah’s face when we do something new, whether it’s going on a hayride, or carving pumpkins, or getting a special ice cream treat. It’s so refreshing to look at the world through her eyes. And as her momma, not much gives me more joy than being able to help create these moments for her.
I’ve realized, too, that this girl comes alive when she’s with her friends and family. She loves being in community. She may take a little while to warm up sometimes, but once she does, watch out! It’s so sweet to watch her love on her cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, little friends, and our friends. She gets so excited to see them and it blesses me to see our friends and family love on her so much. I love watching her experience life within community. It’s a truly beautiful thing.
Little pumpkin carver
Our pumpkins that we bought after Halloween for a dollar each and carved 3 days later! Hey, better late than never! We’ve decided that we should do this every year.