our little piggy
we had a great time celebrating halloween on saturday. the Moran's (steve's cousins that we stayed with, remember?) kids go to an international school here and every year the school gets a volunteer neighborhood (one block, about 18 houses) to host trick-or-treating. they invited us to join them. we were so glad they did because it was awesome and made us feel like we were back in the states enjoying this lovely holiday as it should be enjoyed (the danes don't celebrate Halloween. they have no idea what they're missin' out on!!).
so i know many of you are anxiously awaiting pictures of jayne but i have to share something first. we'll get to the good part soon, promise. so... we rode our bikes to charlottenlund to meet up with the moran's and drive over to the trick-or-treating. the ride out there was so insanely perfect. i kept saying over and over "this is exactly how it should look and feel on Halloween." scattered leaves all over the streets, some bare trees but lots of rich color still on some of the trees, the smell of wet dead leaves and fireplace smoke, weather in the 50's, slightly overcast but no rain. It was seriously perfect. here are the pictures to prove.
now for the cute stuff.............!
This girl was loving every second of this experience. I had myself convinced that she was going to be pretty cranky and ornery as she had no afternoon nap and was teething pretty badly. Oh man was I wrong. This girl was as hyper and happy as could be. Not only did she sport her costume but she didn't attempt to take off her piggy hat even once! She carried her pumpkin candy holder like a champ. She smiled for the strangers and onlookers. She ran around at full speed following all the other little kids...
Jayne with.... who knows?
Funny story behind the picture above. So Jayne was a hit at the trick-or-treating. I mean, really, on the same level as a hot celebrity. People were going crazy over her. I'm not just saying this because I'm her mom... and wanna brag (its true, I am her mom, and I do wanna brag, but thats not why, I promise!)... but seriously, no exaggeration, we counted about 10 strangers that asked (and some that didn't ask- not that we care, cause we don't) to take a picture of her while we were there. The mother of the child above had her daughter hug Jayne while she took a picture. It was hilarious. Jayne was a tad confused, but was a good sport about it all.
Jayne and Ra Chel Moran
(steve's mom's cousin that invited us to this awesome event! we love her!!!)
ready and waiting her turn for candy
Ok so Jayne may still be too young to really get the whole trick-or-treating thing. We would take her to a door and she would stand there more interested at the dog they had. But when they brought that bowl down to her level and she realized candy was given freely, she gladly accepted.
so she did a lot of this...
Heading on to the next door for more!
trying to survive the crowds of children
family shot with our piggy girl
putting on a show for the masses
We ran into baby Harry while we were there! Jayne was so excited to see her buddy (aka boyfriend). How cute is he in his monkey costume?? I couldn't get over the cuteness overload of these two standing next to each other in their costumes.
and of course you need a bum shot of that cute piggy tail!
it was a blast. baby girl ate lots of candy and stayed up waaaaay past her bedtime.
just as halloween should be.