Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween

Hope will be a bumble bee for Halloween. She will be attending a 'It's My First Halloween' party in Brooklyn with her cousins. Her Mom's family is very large and there are many, many cousins for Hope to share the day with.

We've been celebrating all week.

First we played 'Nana don't let me slide off the sofa' ...



We played twice with a costume change in between ...



Here we see Hope considering who she will give all her candy to ...



And day dreaming about pumpkins ...



Earlier today Hope traveled to the pumpkin patch in search of the perfect pumpkin ...




Have a wonderful Halloween!



May the Great Pumpkin Shine For You

37 comments:

Mrs. C said...

Hope is precious as ever. We don't celebrate Halloween, but I'll wish you a Happy Reformation Day... which in practical terms just means we buy all the candy at a discount later and just eat it then. :P

Linda said...

Looks like Hope is going to be able to look back on some wonderful Halloween memories someday courtesy of her Grammy who takes awesome pictures of an awesome granddaughter! She's quite the cute little pumpkin herself!

Louise said...

How fun. Such a precious age. And she is the best pumpkin in the patch!

Lily Hydrangea said...

Oh my goodness! can Hope get any cuter? seriously, I love her expression! too too cute! & your storyline is the perfect accompaniment
Happy Halloween Dianne.

Grayquill said...

I gotta tell you I am beginning to feel sorry for Hope's parents. She is less than a year old and it seems she has already learned the art of Mall Shopping and accessorizing her self with a minimum of 4 new out fits per holiday. Hey, dad - You better get that second jog, NOW! - your going to need a good one. :)

Scott Oglesby said...

Hope is Adorable! The beautiful thing about kids that small is after you take them trick or treating you can eat all their loot! Why it’s like taking ca… I should be banned from leaving comments after that shit.

Nessa said...

Hope is a real Halloween cutie.

Ghost, Goblins, Ghouls, Oh, My

bobbie said...

Hope IS the perfect pumpkin!

Happy Halloween, Dianne!

Arkansas Patti said...

Nothing scary about that cutie. Loved her with the pumpkins. Definitely the pick of the patch.

Rob Inukshuk said...

Oh what a stunner she is, with a knowing and understanding look. I wish you all a Happy Halloween!

kenju said...

I love the one with the pumpkins, too. Although she looks like she is not too sure about any of it!! LOL

Akelamalu said...

Hope is just adorable - I really would like to cuddle her!

Hope you have a great halloween.

Dianne said...

mrs c - I do believe discount candy deserves its own holiday :)

linda - thanks!! I am loving having this most wonderful model LOL
I'm collecting shots and making a giant coffee table book for her first birthday

louise - thanks :)

lily - she makes the most wonderful faces and I can't wait til she can tell me what she's really thinking ;)

grayquill - actually all of her outfits are gifts - she is the first grandchild on both sides and she has tons of admirers

scott - you should comment more after that shit ;)
I already said it and I'm the Nana!!

nessa - thanks :)

bobbie - I called that last outfit prison garb and every time I said it she laughed

patti - my son told me other people were taking pics of her :)

rob - thanks sweet one :)
she does have the look of an old soul, Nana would love that

kenju - you got that right LOL
she was a bit confused by all the fuss but she always makes the best of it

akelamalu - I'd love to take her on a meet the bloggers tour :)
every time I hold her it's so hard to put her down

Daryl said...

She has a very old soul, you can see it in her eyes .. she is a thinker.. she isn't an over reactor......most of all she is adorable and a real blessing .. thank you for sharing her .. and please give her lots of kisses and tummy strawberries from me! xo

Ron said...

Please tell Hope I think she's the most PRECIOUS child in all the world!

OMG, Dianne...that last photo of her with the pumpkin makes me want to bit her cute little cheeks!!!

And I so agree with Daryl...Hope is a very old and wise little soul. You can actually see her "pondering."

Thank you so much for sharing these moments with us, dear lady.

It truly warms my heart!

HAPPY 1st Halloween, Hope!

You GO, girl!

X ya's!

Cherie said...

I'll go with the crowd and say how adorable Hope is in all of these pictures (and the rest of the time too, I'm sure). My favorite part of Halloween is the kids (and how it makes me feel like a kid). "They" can keep the scary bit. I'll just take the dress up and the free candy (though I don't mind dressing up as a witch or a vampire, just not too scary). ;)

Have a good one! :)

Cherie said...

P.S. I'll bet that was a surprise to you with my year-round cat ears avi, eh? LOLOL

fermicat said...

She's a doll! I like that webby pillow also. Cute.

Where are Siren and Mia's costumes?

The Quiet Rage said...

If I trick or treat at your house, will you put Hope in my bag? I'd love to take her home...

Travis said...

She's cute in all her orange Halloween gear!

Mare said...

Very cute on her Halloween debut!

shelly said...

So...I'm singing "Nana don't let me slide off the sofa" to the tune of "Mama don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys"...that's what you had in mind, right?
Oh Di, she. is. beautiful.
Dang! I shoulda had kids so I could have grandkids ;(

Natalie said...

Love the orange stripey outfit. Can't wait to see pictures of her in her costume! Hope looks like her dad.

Hilary said...

That little pumpkin of yours sure is a treat. No trick about it.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh Hope is so adorable! I hope Hope enjoyed her very first Halloween...And I hope you enjoyed Halloween, Too!
It was very quiet here but I had a Jalloween 'Ladies Who Lunch' on Thursday---Working on pictures now...Will post as soon as I can!
I LOVE the picture of Hope with that one Pumpkin...lol! Cute As A Button!

Jeni said...

Love the outfits and as always, Hope just gets better and better as she gets bigger and bigger -so pretty! Happy Halloween! Now, it's 4:39 a.m. here and the dog we just acquired 2 days ago is jumping in my lap, trying to give me the message that I need to find my shoes and take him outside for a little bathroom boogie, ya know! Gonna teach Mr. Muttley to tell time and learn to better coordinate his pottie calls next methinks!

Dianne said...

daryl - she is an old soul :)
she was surrounded by kids in costumes, including one kid in all black with red glowing eyes and she never got scared, just took it all in

ron - Hope thinks Uncle Ron is pretty precious himself :)
she does ponder a lot

cherie - I love those ears!!! it was good to see them again
Hope sends hugs

fermicat - thanks, we decorate inside every year
I'm not much for animal costumes and Siren would freak out - took him weeks to accept an ID tag
and Mia would rip my eyes out

quiet rage - I don't think we'd let her go but you could stay with us :)

travis - thanks :)

mare - she'll have the hundreds of photos I took to remember this day

shelly - that is exactly how I was singing it!!!! ahhhhh - great minds

natalie - she had such a good day, I loved every minute of it

old old lady of the hills - she did have a great day :) and I loved watching her and taking a million photos
I'm looking forward to your luncheon shots - nobody does lunch like you do :)

jeni - a dog!! how exciting
I'm sure he'll settle into a schedule
Hope sends hugs

Jacob said...

I hope that beautiful little Hope and her family had a wonderful Halloween and a fun visit with her relatives in Brooklyn!

And I hope things are better for you, Di!

CG said...

What a wonderful series of photos! kiss hope for me!

Deborah Godin said...

You got the cutest lil pumpkin of them all right there!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi Dianne! No doubt in my mind that Hope is the perfect pumpkin in the pumpkin patch. I hope you, Hope and family had a wonderful Happy Halloween. Lisa

Kathryn said...

Hope is just adorable! I SO remember the costume changes....(not that we think of them as little dolls, of course)...

So who was the recipient of all her candy?? I'll bet she made out well!

Pagan Sphinx said...

I don't if it's the Great Pumpkin shining or Hope. She's so beautiful. I'm so glad we get to see her grow more into her own everyday.

jennifer said...

Miss Hope was ALL decked for Halloween. She looked adorable!

I'm glad she won the "Don't slide off the couch" game :)

Raven said...

Besides being increasingly adorable, that girl has already accrued a massive wardrobe. And she looks good in every outfit.

Happily Retired Gal said...

What ADORABLE photos of Hope! I can't believe how much she's grown already. How time flies. She makes a MARVELOUS bumblebee ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Mountain Photog said...

Great pics, Dianne! Hope looks somewhat unimpressed by all the hoopla. (Nicole had the same expression on her face in her first Halloween photos. lol) In a few years, though, she will have a blast! Sounds like a good time was had by all.