Last night, Joe, half joking, said that we should dress the babies up today and take them trick or treating at their grandparents house. He was surprised when I thought it was a great idea! The grandparents houses are germ free with no crowds, so we thought there would be no harm in taking the babies on their first non-doctor outing. So this morning we dressed the babies in their Halloween finest - a pumpkin onesie and hat for Charlie and a ghost onesie and hat for Lily - and after their late morning bottle we packed everyone up and headed out.
Our first stop was to Grandma Anne and Grampa Fred's house. Boy were they surprised when the doorbell rang and they found two of the tiniest trick or treaters waiting on their porch. The grandparents got in a snuggle, and then we were back in the car heading to see Crackers and Grandad Ron (might we add that it's pretty convenient that our parents live less than 2 minutes from one another and less than 10 minutes from us!). Both were thrilled to see their grandbabies, and Aunt Jill also happened to be over there visiting and got to fuss over the babies in their cute outfits. The babies, however, were less that excited by their first holiday and slept most of the time we were out, but Joe and I sure had fun!
Aside from celebrating the holiday, Charlie and Lily are doing great. Today was a wonderfully fun day with the babies, but we certainly did not forget about our Annaleigh. A few weeks ago Joe came across the Triplet Butterfly Wings blog. Rachel, the woman behind the blog lost her triplet babies in 2007 and now raises and releases butterflies in memory of other sweet angels. Joe contacted her and yesterday a beautiful yellow monarch was released in Annaleigh's name. You can see the butterfly and her tribute here.
Charlie and Lily were so excited for Halloween that they couldn't stay awake.
Our little pumpkin Charlie seemed to love his outfit.
It's a Boo Bug! Doesn't she look thrilled?
Ready for trick or treating!
Charlie and Grampa Fred discuss the World Series.