Here comes Pippi Longstocking

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So honestly I just wanted to smack these pictures up to be remembered for forever. Cause – partial as I may be – I think she’s pretty darn cute.

I hadn’t given any thought to her costume for weeks and suddenly time was up. Funny how often that seems to happen…
We really wanted to dress her up as something she’d be really excited about – I’m not usually a huge fan of Halloween — I don’t like being scared — not even if it’s for fun —- seriously – but seeing an opportunity to send my daughter over the moon I got excited.

So I spent a day last week throwing together a little outfit (and used the excuse to get her a cute dress from Zara that I loooove!). It didn’t turn out fantastic – only a precious few people actually managed to guess who she was (thanks, you know who you are!) – but all that mattered was that Sophia knew who she looked like, in which case I could’ve just quit after the pig tails.

Oh the imagination of little kids! Last week when suddenly temperatures dropped to under 10 celsius I dug out her hat from last year, which she refused to even try on until she got a closer look and noticed it had ties that looked like braids. “Anna!” she said.
Now that hat is known as her Princess Anna hat.

We went to a little Trunk or Treat with kids from our church. Sophia was mainly taken by everyone’s costumes and didn’t quite get the concept of trick-or-treating. After 10 minutes of coaching she decided to abandon her bag with me, said “bye-bye” and took off towards a certain trunk that she knew was offering lollipops. I heard her across the parking lot exclaim her own version of “trick or treat!” and a few seconds later I could see the blonde pig tails bobbing back my way, only to drop a precious lollipop in her bag before turning on her heel to repeat the success.

It was over all a fun night and she scored just the perfect amount of candy to keep her quiet all the way home on the bus.
I guess I kinda get what all this Halloween fuss is about now.

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