Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Reasons Halloween is my favorite time of the year

I've always loved Halloween. Seriously, what's not to love? Dress up as whatever you want and get a lot of candy. Find something wrong with that, I dare you.

There's the pumpkin carving.

(Yes, we rock at pumpkin carving.)

Roasting pumpkin seeds.



(examining the loot)

Coloring just about anything orange.

(rice crispy treats)

...and this little girl.

The BEST Halloween treat I've ever gotten in my life, is when Seesa was born 6 years ago on October 31st. I fell in love with her from the moment I touched her cheek right after she was born, and life has never been the same. I love that she always wants to be something "spooky" for Halloween, like a witch or black cat. I love that she adores animals - will watch any movie with animals in it, likes to pretend she is a dog (even though we find ourselves frequently telling her to quit barking) and I can't take her to the pet store for rabbit food without having to endure begging for whatever animals she finds there. I love that she took to Kindergarten like she'd waited for it all her life. I love that she takes care of her little sister. I love how she crawls in bed with me in the mornings and cuddles. I love her creativity and sense of humor. I love how her eyes smile. I love her love of life. And I love how she shows me, every day, a new reason be grateful for the blessing of her - my beautiful daughter.


Kirsten said...

Your pumpkins are fully AWESOME.

I'll never forget that Halloween six years ago. Happy Birthday to my favorite spooky niece!

Christy said...

Happy Birthday to her! What a beautiful post that she'll just LOVE to look back on one day when she's older.

And man, you guys do ROCK at pumpkin carving. I need to take some lessons from you!!!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Happy birthday to that lovely little lady! And those pumpkins are unreal. You named everything that I DO like about Halloween. The scary stuff? Not so much.

Issas Crazy World said...

Oh happy birthday to your beautiful six year old.

Nice pumpkins friend.

Mary Freaking Poppins said...

You absolutely rock at pumpkin carving. Happy Birthday little girl!
My animal lover was on the way to the zoo for their Halloween extravaganza, dressed as a cheetah when she announced....
"I am a predator and candy is my prey!"
Thought you'd like that. Have a good weekend!

MommyGeek said...

You guys totally ROCKED Halloween. I'm jealous of your pumpkins. And rice krispy treats. And adorable children :)

Andrea's Sweet Life said...

Happy late birthday to Seesa!

I was VERY pregnant with Alison at Halloween 6 years ago, so my mom painted a jack-o-lantern on my enormous belly. It was so fun!

You guys DO rock at pumpkin carving! You put ours to shame : ).

I am Janeen... said...

Happy Birthday, Seesa! We gotta get her and Ben together; they're so close in age. Awesome pumpkins! So great.

Perrisa said...

I feel like I totally missed the Halloween Awesomeness that is the Paulsey household this year...booo!:(

Trisha said...

I love this post.


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