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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Our First Official Trick or Treating!!!

My son last Halloween

Upclose and personal - last Halloween (he took his first steps that night)

Getting ready to go eat before trick-or-treating. Mom was throwing leaves into the air to get him to smile.

Here we are this year trick-or-treating.

We took the little guy out for his first trick-or-treating experience last night. I was not expecting it to be nearly as fun as it was. I'm not sure why, I thought he might not like it, might be too scared to go up to people's doors, try to run into the street....I don't know, but I was not sure how it was going to go. But it was such fun! We took him to an area where we used to live, about a half an hour drive from where we live now. We love this area because it has such a sense of community. People sit outside on their front porches to hand out treats and they really go all out decorating their houses. There are colored lights and jack-o-lanterns, graveyard scenes and strobe lights. Someone even had a cauldron with an actual fire burning!

Prior to the birth of our son, we used to walk around in the area at Halloween and hope that someday we would have a child of our own to take trick-or-treating. Having dealt with five years of infertility, we didn't think that it was ever going to become a reality. Lying in bed last night I was reflecting on these thoughts and how much of a gift my son is. That I was able to walk around that area with HIM is just beyond words. It's almost surreal the feelings I have. When he held my hand as we walked down the street I felt my heart swell with pride and joy that I am actually a mom!!! I never thought that day would ever come. But I have a son and I took him trick-or-treating for the first time last night. Lucky me!!!


Jenn said...

Aww, I love the picture of him with the pumpkin cute !

Erin Tales said...

How sweet!

organicyogamom said...

Looks like you guys had a grand ole time. I let the hubby take our tot out - but reading your piece made me think how much I love holding my girls hand! I tell her always becasue it really just is sucha special feeling that little hand all tucked into mine.

GNO Gals, Jyl and Carissa said...

Okay. So. Am stupid. I did not realize you had a young son. what did I think? No idea, a handful of little bit older kids? I'm kid centric that way..since I have 3 kids...? He's adorable. Was he all bug-eyed when you handed him all that candy?!!

Laane said...

Awesome photos.

He's so cute!

Kameron said...

That is so sweet. I'm glad you had such a nice time. I took mine t-o-t for the first time this year too. I thought 16 months was a little young, but he just looked too cute to keep him home all to myself!