we took ava trick-or-treating for the second time in her life last night and sweet girl had some interesting reactions. she was pumped to be dressed up all pretty like princess sofia and wore her costume all day long, but as soon as we started trick-or-treating, she was so shy and unsure of what she should do. she would take the candy handed to her and then immediately try to give it back. and then she tried to walk into the houses of whoever she was trick-or-treating from, just like they were old pals. we have an awesome neighborhood full of little kids and our little three year old neighbor held ava's hand while they trick-or-treated and showed her the ropes. it was the sweetest and i'm feeling pretty content about this move. after ava goes down for the night, we clean up the kitchen and turn off the lights and light a candle and i sit here and want to pinch myself...maybe it's because we've waited so long for a place of our own, but this is just about everything i have ever dreamed of. nothing too fancy, just my sweet baby and my handsome husband and a home of our own and i am a happy little momma.
i suppose this is an appropriate post to kick-off the month of gratitude. i'm grateful for this life of mine. it's a pretty dang good one. we're happy and healthy and in love and there's really not much else that matters.