November 01, 2009

happy halloween, part 2

So here they are... my Halloween sweeties. All dressed up for a night of sugar-filled fun...

I was not really the nice mom when it came to Laura's Halloween costume. At fifteen, I figure they should be done trick-or-treating... but who am I to say no to a gathering of great girls? So we put our heads together (with some accessories around the house) and made her into a gypsy. A very pretty gypsy... if a Mom can say so! And she had a blast with her friends. Is still having a blast... as trick-or-treat turned into a sleep-over party.

And this kooky son of mine... with no influence from anyone, he decided that a lawn gnome would be the perfect costume. And when I told him it was picture time, he wandered out to the garden and planted himself! So full of fun and imagination... he makes me laugh on an hourly basis. He was slightly disappointed in the trick-or-treating venue... as we left our neighborhood for the first time, but he had fun with his buddy and later, making s'mores around the fire.

Not to be left out of the Halloween fun...
Eric dressed up for the annual marching band trunk-or-treat. His costume was quite appropriate, seeing as how he is in charge of the concession stand. Get it? A hot dog grilling up a human? Hmmm... and I wonder where that son of mine gets the crazy streak...

As for me? I am content to put Halloween behind me. While for most it is just plain fun... for me it was full of hurt feelings. Mine. A gathering I wasn't invited to... an argument about what time I was leaving to flee my neighborhood... in order not to see the gathering begin. I'm just glad it is over. I will gladly pack all of the decorations away today and put out my Thanksgiving dessert plates... because they really make me smile. And I will try... to focus on the good things all around me... and pray for the strength to push all of the lingering hurt away.

9 comments:

togetherforgood said...

Oh, Dawn, I'm so sorry for the disappointing time you had for Halloween. I will pray for some little graces to fill your heart today. Thanksgiving is only 26 days away-- and I trust you won't be able to shut up when they ask you what you're thankful for! :)

Kay said...

Oh Dawn... I'm sorry your day was spoiled with so many issues. I hate stuff like that. But i'm sure in the years to come, the only thing you'll remember is your smiling family! : )

Yes... let's move on to getting ready for Thanksgiving!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I LOVE all the costumes. They are all brilliant...Eric is priceless. SO clever that man...and funny.
I was thinking of you last night....as I was trying to mask over my little one's hurt from being left out of Halloween also. We still had a good time, as I am sure you did with your kooky family.

Thanksgiving!!! Yeah, it is November!!!!

Jen said...

I love all the costumes! They all fit everyone to a T.
Cam is such a ham. and Laura looks like she is loving being a gypsy.
and hot dog man= lol!

So sad when bad things happen around a 'holiday'. My mom's mother died while she was at a Halloween party when she was a child and of course it always affected her when it was suppose to be 'party' time.
Blessings to you and yours.

Kelli said...

Praying that your hurts feel better today! The costumes are great. I must say that the lawn gnome was my favorite!! Great idea!

carie said...

I'm praying for you too. And so glad it's over myself!!!

Naples Piano Studio said...

LOL...enjoyed the pics, the costumes were so creative! I just had to stop in and wish you a happy day!

jenn said...

LoVe the Garden gnome!! and what a beautiful gypsy! you are so creative!!

hugs to you! I am sorry for your disappointment--I understand! if we were neighbors--we would have our own gathering! I hope today finds you smiling!!

K said...

Both the kiddos look great! Love the lawn gnome idea.

Sorry about the party stuff. I hope Thanksgiving is everything you hope for.