Tell me, is there ANYTHING cuter than a two-year old dressed up as a little devil queen for Halloween?

Lily Devil Halloween

Lily sitting down at the Spooky Welly Walk in Liverpool

With glitter in her hair, her beloved Skye in her arms (that day’s chosen Paw Patrol friend, it will be another of the ‘gang’ tomorrow!) and the cutest grin on her face, I was so proud of our darling girl at last week’s Spooky Welly Walk that I actually welled up, right there as we walked through the park.

Lily at the Spooky Welly Walk in Liverpool

Spooky Welly Walk Performance

Lily happy at the Spooky Welly Walk

These moments are the memory-makers.

It doesn’t matter that it rained just as we got around to having our lunch and our fairground-style chip butties got soggy. That we were almost blown away by the storm but still managed to push on so Lily could get her medal for reaching the end. That some of the stalls weren’t there because, understandably, the weather wasn’t playing kind.

It was still magical for us.

Lily at the Spooky Welly Walk by the Witch Sign

Spooky Welly Walk Letters

Foolish Mortals Sign at the Spooky Welly Walk

Michael and I kept looking at each other, both equally amazed by and in awe of the creature we’d created. You know that feeling you get where you realise, in that moment, just how bloody happy you are? How lucky you are? It was that, over and over again.

Lily dancing at the Spooky Welly Walk in Liverpool

Lily at the Spooky Welly Walk stall of curiosities

Lily playing in the leaves at the Spooky Welly Walk

Because when you’re two, happiness is being outside in the ‘wilderness’. It’s going out with your Mummy and Daddy and being the centre of attention. It’s dressing up in funny costumes and being totally intrigued by your Mama getting the needle and thread to sew on your poorly-designed velcro devil wings.

And when you’re in your twenties, at the peak of motherhood, watching your tiny treasure skip around with a look of pure excitement and joy on her face, happiness is your two year old…

Lily behind a log at the Spooky Welly Walk

Lily at the Spooky Welly Walk



  1. October 27, 2017 / 8:44 PM

    These photos are lovely – perfectly depict all things autumnal 🙂 The walk sounds lovely and completely agree with what you say about watching your little ones – pure happiness x

  2. Jess @ Catch A Single Thought
    November 21, 2017 / 9:14 PM

    She is definitely one cute little devil queen! This event happened not far from us but I had no idea about it; I definitely need to keep my eyes peeled for this in the future. Your photos are gorgeous too.

  3. November 22, 2017 / 6:25 PM

    Aw this looks like such a fab day out! I love her little outfit especially with the wellies. Too cute. xxx

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