What can I say...this Halloween was so much fun! Layla woke up on Friday morning and played in her crib for a while. When I walked in and said "Good morning, pumpkin. Happy Halloween!" She responded IMMEDIATELY with "Candy?". HA...so funny. I didn't know she actually got it...but apparently she did. In fact, she got out of her crib, ran to her closet and said "tume"--for costume and then danced around while I got everything out and ready.
Here are some pictures...notice Layla's favorite treat was the Krispy Kreme doughnuts...she had a death grip on those things...and I think I wiped at least two packages worth of powdered sugar from her face and hands :-)
Neil's sister, Lauren, works for Krispy Kreme so our house was the hit of the neighborhood thanks to her. Every year, Krispy Kreme sends home hundreds of packs of those tiny powdered doughnuts home with their employees to give out as candy. So this year, Lauren brought all her doughnuts over to our house. Layla had so much fun giving out candy and going to her friends houses for "treat". At one point, she took off running down the street hugging every small child she could find. She even attempted to hug a very scary adult monster. I would have loved to know exactly what was going through that little head of hers--it must have been some crazy things because she didn't settle down for bed until 9:45...YIKES...we are still suffering from that (and the time change). Poor little thing. But she woke up as happy as ever on Saturday morning....grabbed her pumpkin...ran to the door and yelled "treat maMA".
Dad and I completed our 24 mile run on Saturday...we started at 5am and finished up at 8:30. It was surprisingly easy....the previous Saturday must have really done me a TON of good...I guess nothing can be quite as difficult as running up a mountain--not having a clue as to when you may be done with your punishment...um...I mean reward (sorry dad). Dad and I actually finished our run on Saturday...I came home and had my treasured post run shower with my Layla An...took her to the park and to the trampoline (PS-I don't recommend jumping of any kind shortly after running 24 miles)..and then after I put her down for her nap...got ready and ran out the door to shoot a wedding with dad. Dad and I had a blast shooting the wedding. For some reason I was so worried that dad or I one would either pass out from exhaustion or trip and fall in front of everyone because we were both kind of shuffling our feet. Fortunately, we made it through the day very gracefully...and I made it home in time for some much anticipated ice cream :-)