To prepare for Halloween, Mommy and I practiced trick-or-treating several times today. I would take my Elmo basket and Mommy would get some candy and we would head to the front door. I would knock and do my best to say "trick-or-treat" and Mommy would put some candy in my basket. It sure seemed like a lot of fun to me and I like signing "candy". My parents have a plan, though. They are going to start the tradition that if I hand over the candy I get to choose a toy instead. No, this is not because they want to eat all my candy (okay maybe they will eat a little) but to encourage good dental health. Despite enjoying trick-or-treating I refused to try on either my costume or the shoes that go with it. Good thing there are a few weeks left to get me used to the idea that I am going to be a lady bug!
In the afternoon, the mild fall weather continued and we were able to get to the park so I could swing and slide. Daddy let me ride on his shoulders all the way home and I loved checking out all the houses with their Halloween decorations - "pumpkin" is my new favorite sign.
Peyton Nicole Smith