I took a nice, long blogging break, huh? Actually, I didn't think it was that nice for most of it. Jaron got me a new blog template for my birthday and I really love it, but it has taken a while to get the kinks worked out. It made me realize just how much I rely on this silly blog as an outlet. But here we are, back in business.
Jaron and Emmitt dressed as firefighters, and Cora and I were kitty cats. When I walked out with the nose and whiskers drawn on my face, E's face lit up; he was pretty impressed. I sure love seeing that kid's face slowly curl into an audible, pleasantly surprised, smile, as he evaluates something and then gives it his approval. My boy sorta seemed to "get" Halloween more this year, and he was all about the candy, but as is his norm, it took him a bit to warm up to everything. He walked up to several houses with Jaron, but just remained serious and in a daze for a while, even when he saw his favorite Milligan sisters. Once his cousins arrived, he was ready to really do this thing, and the grandmothers took the boys out for another round of trick-or-treating. We took Cora out with us for a short time and she loved the wind blowing in her face and all the people walking around. She was smiling and cooing the whole time. Maybe she's less like me and E, in that she doesn't become overwhelmed in big crowds. More power to ya, sister!
You may notice the large inflatable in front of our house (see above picture). For weeks Jaron has been like, "I really want some inflatables for in front of our house!" And I'm all, "Okay, whatever." Also I was thinking to myself, "what does that even mean?" After coming up short in all the stores he checked out, because of course they already only had Christmas stuff, Jaron was fed up. Late, on the Sunday night before Halloween, he confessed that he had bought an inflatable haunted house type thing online because he "was tired of our house not looking festive." Aaaand he did it again... smiling ear to ear from the things this man says and does. But the haunted house was a large dose of awesome, especially since it too made Emmitt's face glow with delight. He kept asking Jaron to carry him and run through it, laughing and screeching with joy and exclaiming, "Do it again!" Hope your Halloween was equally happy!