Thursday, November 5, 2009

my halloween

or lack thereof.
So I feel a little anti-blogger. Bloggers love all things Halloween! I mean a lot of you really get into it! You decorate, carve amazing pumpkins, cook fancy meals, etc. I am impressed, really I am. I was the kid though who refused to help decorate pumpkins cause i thought the guts were just too gross to get over, much less all the fake eyeball blah-di-blah stuff.
We had a ton of fun this year though. We went to Boo at the Zoo, halloween at the park, and trick or treated in the neighborhood. All of those times Jackson was dressed up as an adorable lion. the cutest. i just forgot to take a picture for proof. (i've talked to my mom no less than 5 times since then promising to post pictures of him in his costume b/c i didn't have the courage to tell her I forgot. shhh....)
Actually though my favorite thing of the whole event was watching Jackson go through his candy. He'd pull one piece out of a time, ask me what it was, and was just thrilled with each treat. He went through his candy individually, without asking to open it, carefully examining each piece, asking what it was like, who in the family liked that kind the most, and counting how many of that kind he got at least 3 times. It was so fun to watch. What candy finally broke him that he just had to eat first? The first one was that black or orange wrapped candy that they only sell at halloween and then a peppermint. yeah. he's even too young to know that chocolate is the best stuff in there!
watching him made me resent greedy teenagers even more.
i was a greedy teenager for too long.


Lori said...

I love your description of him carefully examining each piece of candy. So sweet. (was that a pun?)

Robyn said...

We bought pumpkins but didn't carve them. I maintain it was for safety reasons, but it was really just a lack of time and energy. I was just too focused on the real meaning of Halloween, oh wait, that's Christmas. What is my excuse?!

Hooray for a fun, low-stress Halloween!

He looks pretty cute in jammies.

Grandma Jan said...

Wait...where is the picture of his costume? Is that what you forgot? You forgot to take his picture in his costume? Surely someone got a picture of him in his costume. He is so cute with candy. I wish I could be more patient.

Julie said...

Jackson is such a sweet little boy Natalie!!! I'm sure baby #2 will really look up to him. I miss ya! Young Women is of course wonderful, but I miss my old leaders often! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my leaders. All of them. But I do miss the old bunch every once in a while as well as all those Beehives we use to have! :) I'm discovering that I'm a leader now. It's hard, but I'm gaining courage and confidence! I'm glad to see you're doing well and moving into a new house. So awesome for you guys! By the way, I still have your house key from when I babysat a long time ago and a book that you let me borrow. I'll bring it to Stake Conference and hopefully see you there!
Love, Jessica