Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Happy Halloween

Annie was Rapunzel from Tangled this year.  I don't think she's ever even seen the movie but I had the pattern and most of the supplies so I decided to make it.  She didn't mind wearing the dress but she hated wearing the hair/wig.  We took 117 pictures and were only able to capture a few with her wearing the hair.  The rest of the time was spent running around trying to get her to put it on.  It was a big game to her.  

 She was doing a princess sway.  

We debated whether to go trick or treating or not reasoning that she was barely 2 years old and won't remember.  Plus James was super tired.  But, we later decided to just try one or two houses.  Annie didn't know what we were up to but she knew she didn't have to go to bed and we were going outside with her pink pumpkin bucket and that was enough to delight her.  

We walked to a neighborhood just 5 minutes away, and it was super quiet.  At first we were hesitant to knock on any doors because we didn't see or hear other trick or treaters, but James suggested we only go to homes with Halloween decorations and a porch light so that's what we did.  This is Annie walking up to her first house.  

 Almost every home we knocked on greeted us with the friendliest people trying to give Annie more candy than she needed.  A few of the people told us that hardly any kids had come to their homes so I think we almost felt an obligation to knock on as many of the porch lit doors as we could on the road we were on.  It only took about an hour but Annie really got the hang of trick or treating.  I must admit that all the praises on how cute she looked was our personal treat.

By the time we made it back home she had pulled the suckers out of her pumpkin and that was all she wanted.  She loves suckers.  

Sunday, September 14, 2014

We love the rain

I know not everyone appreciates the many inches of Florida rain as much as I do, but I absolutely love it!  I spent my last 3 years in dry climate so the rain here is so refreshing.  They're usually accompanied by loud thunderstorms, which I also love.  I don't remember appreciating the rain as much when I lived in Boston but that's probably because I was always forced to walk in it and couldn't seem to keep dry.  Now I get to enjoy it from my 2nd floor condo that overlooks a small lake.  It's a dream.  Annie loves it as well and always wants to be held so she can reach out and touch the rain.  I definitely count the rainfall and our beautiful view of it as a major blessing in our lives.   

A Day at the Beach

I've lived near the beach for 5 months now and am surprised by how few beach trips we've taken since then.  But by the end when Annie was covered from head to toe in sand, I remembered why we didn't go more often.  She sure does love it, though.  

Someone told me that baby powder gets sand off and it's the beset advice ever!  Annie looked like a little snowman on the drive home.