Monday, November 2, 2009


The shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!"
-Dexter Kozen

And what a day and night it was! This was the first Halloween that Babou has really "gotten." It seems more and more, at an amazing rate, Babou is "getting" things. Yesterday, she sat down to do some drawing and, instead of her usual horizontal scribbles, she announced that she was going to draw me! She then proceeded to draw a circle and add eyes, nose, etc ! I could not believe it! It was, albeit, an abstract, but still, she managed to get the idea and had suddenly leapt out of scribbles into something much more realistic. I was so proud!

We spent halloween afternoon making popcorn balls, I think more for myself than for anyone, really! It eased us into the sugar debauchery to follow!
We ate a good dinner and dressed and then, when Patrick got home from work, he put the finishing touches on our little ladybug and we set off!
She was a little rusty at trick or treat etiquette and it took her a couple of houses before she could remember to say "trick or treat" at the door instead of "I want some candy," as she did at first!But once she got into the swing of things, she was one happy ladybug!
She would collect her goodies and say "another house please" and we would say, yes, that we were going to go to another house, to which she replied, again and again, "fantastic!"
She was giddy by the time we got home and I could barely get her night times on and get her teeth very carefully brushed before she crawled onto my lap and promptly fell fast asleep! The contented sleep of a perfect Halloween!


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

She made an enchanting ladybug! Isn't it fun when they "get" things?

Anonymous said...

She amazed me at breakfast, too. I just knew you and the little ladybug were going to have a blast!

Happy Halloween!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

She looked adorable. What wonderful memories you're making.

tt said...

so so cute.

Lisa paul said...

What a gorgeous little Lady Bug.

YOu aren't by chance related to Mary Alice of
"From the Frontlines". Or else there are a lot more products of unconventional families in VW minibuses than I originally thought.

Jo said...

Yes, Mary Alice is my older sister!

Jo said...

Oh, and Paula, Mary Alice told me about your blog because I used to work for a wine magazine (Practical Winery and Vineyard) and thought I'd be interested in your site!

Lisa Paul said...

If you worked at Practical Winery and Vineyard, then you'll see my site for what it is: comedy. 'Cause we're doing everything by trial and error!

AuthorMomWithDogs said...

Oh, how wonderful those early Halloweens were! I so remember the "Give me some candy" and "another house please" moments.

Thanks for the fun memories.

Loved the ladybug outfit. Too cute!

prashant said...

She looked adorable. What wonderful memories you're making. Work from home India

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