After months of waiting it was finally time for my first Me & My Shadow dance class. It is for 2 & 3 year old girls and boys and a parent to start learning about dancing. Since it was my first day both Mommy and Daddy went with me. There were about 10 other kids in class. We sat around in a circle and first we worked on stretching. Then we got to get up and move. We started with marching and then moved on to skipping and jumping. We also got to play with scarves and rhythm sticks while walking around in our circle. Now I am on the young end of the 2 year old's and most kids were on the older end of the 3's. I was much happier dancing in the middle of the circle then I was dancing in line and Mommy figures that has something to do with being younger then most of the other kids. It went by really fast for me but Mommy said it was one of the longest 1/2 hours of her life trying to keep me in line and out of everyone's way.
On the way home, we stopped at Kohl's to get me a Christmas dress so I can get pictures with the boys for our Christmas cards. Then I got a few minutes swinging at the park before it was home for my nap. Uncle Jeff had planned to come by to see me trick or treat but he wasn't feeling well. When it started to get dark tonight my parents asked if I was ready to put on my costume and I was raring to go! It only took a few minutes to get me dressed and then we were off. The first few houses were great, I got some candy and was feeling pretty good about trick or treating. But then we came to a house with a witch on the door and when I got close to it, it started screeching and after that trick or treating just wasn't the same. From then on, Mommy would have to carry me to the door and do the knocking and although I was happy to get the candy, I didn't really want to keep going. We went to about 10 houses and of all the items in my Elmo basket the best was the plastic spider ring I got at the last house. Walking home, though, I lost it in a flower bed so while Mommy got me home and undressed, Daddy went back with a flashlight to find it. Thanks Daddy! I didn't even get all the way undressed before I started digging in the basket for my suckers. I ended up with several open at the same time but kept signing "more candy". While I was eating my suckers, my parents traded out the rest of the candy for a few small toys. I kind of like this Halloween thing - I may want to go again next year too!
Peyton Nicole Smith