Ciraya, bubbles, and goldfish

The girls had a great day, start to finish! I don't let them have candy yet, except for the milkshakes for weight gain, so we got them other kinds of treats. Lily is all of a sudden enamored with Ciraya (Cinderella) and if you'll remember from way back when...we gave them their first baby dolls for their isolettes on Valentines Day in 2007...a tiny Cinderella for Lily, tiny Belle for Avery, and a tiny Snow White for Zoe...so it was fitting that their first treats were bigger, more sparkly, more beautiful Cinderella, Belle, and Snow White dolls. You should have seen Lily's face when Richard handed Cinderella to her...her eyes sparkled, her cheeks blushed, and it was like she was looking at some rare artifact and wasn't sure if it was real or if it was ok to touch. OMG! So cute, Richard's heart melted and I so wish I could have recorded that on film, it was a truly memorable moment. They were very sweet and seemed to know that the Snow White was for Zoe...they looked her over a bit, touched her sparkly dress and curled hair and then Avery said "see Zoe, see Zoe". We walked over to Zoe's shelf (actually the mantel in our family room which is my remembrance shelf for all things Zoe) and put her up there so Zoe could have her treat too!

The girls had OT in the morning causing napping to be way off schedule, I don't think Lily slept more than 15 minutes in the car on the way home. We got them dressed in their little cheerleader outfits (thanks An Teff and Amy). Lily was so delirious from lack of sleep she was swaying a bit and acting a little tipsy which Richard attributed to the fact that she was the UGA cheerleader (ha,ha).

We have been practicing saying trick or treat and thank you so when we got to Mema's house they knew just what to say. Mema had great little treat bags for them filled with bubbles, whistles, pumpkin straws, and organic cookies. She also included $5 each for the purchase of their first big girl panties...we're not potty trained yet, but it won't be long. They played with Mema, blew bubbles, ran around and generally had a fun time.

Next stop was Mimi's where they had yet another fun time. Always the health nut and knowing my rules about candy, Mimi gave them cheese sticks and raisins. What was fun for the girls was that my mom lives in a kid friendly neighborhood so they got to see that they weren't the only children trick-or-treating. They are always fascinated with older kids so seeing them dressed in costumes was all that more interesting.

We had one final stop at our wonderful friend Alice's...known to the girls as Ayice. Always displaying a heart full of love, Ayice had personalized treat bags filled with goldfish, animal crackers, and fig newtons all favorites of the girls. She also cooked a wonderful grown up dinner for Richard and I to enjoy. The girls just made themselves at home and had lots of fun. We even got Avery's first haircut done. She was looking a little mulletish so thankfully Alice took care of that for us.

An exhausting, but fun evening for all of us. The only thing that would have made it perfect was if Zoe had been there in her purple Palladin outfit! Maybe that's how she dressed up in Heaven last night.


Dorinda said...

I'm so glad you had a good weekend. I'm a little behind but I'm always checking in to see how you are doing :)

Jodi said...

Your blog is a beautiful tribute to Zoe!

In June of this year, we lost our little boy that would have been born the end of this month.

We have a daughter that is 23 months. She calls Cinderella, "Rella!" She is what keeps me going!

All time favorite video of Zoe!

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