Sunday, November 1, 2009
So gratefully the rain decided to stop during the night and Halloween dawned bright but FROSTY!!! Had to pack on as many layers as would fit under the costumes and still there was some shivering...but no one opted to stay in for the day! At no one point did we have everyone together for a group photo shoot! Poor Andrew had a hockey game right smack in the middle of the 'official' trick-or-treat time and missed almost all of the candy haul! He did get to dress up and go to a friend's party though. Ethan was with his dad but Alyssa did make it into a few pictures before heading off to her parties. I'm really pleased with how well her costume turned out! She was giddy with excitement too so that made it even better. She is even planning on wearing it to a concert she is going to next week. The day includes some obligatory stops! First up was my Mom's sister. Aunt Vonnie really enjoys the holiday and socializing that comes along with it...could you tell?!?!? Then it's a stop at the Pediatric Unit to visit Auntie Peggy who had to work on our favorite holiday!!! It's not always all work and no play!! Auntie Peggy had the good stuff to boot!!! Trying to make some more work for me I guess? Then on to Grandma's! My Mom is spending more and more time in her bed anymore. It's hard to see a lady who used to love the whole costume making and Halloween parade scene now opting to sleep her days away. Then they were off!!!!!!!!!!! It was a very fluid night of one peeling off to join a pack of school friends and then another only to be rejoined again later. Amazing how there are no complaints of tired sore feet after miles of trick-or-treating but a few hundred yards in the grocery store is just unbearable?!?!We ended the night with a nice visit with my cousin Eileen where the kids were entertained by our stories of how trick-or-treating was done in the 'olden days'...when we were kids. Good thing there's no school in the morning! Julia had been begging for an hour to leave my cousin's house so she could go home to sleep. The couch was as far as she could make it before collapsing. Sadly, she's now just that bit too big for either Patrick or I to carry her off to bed and I had to be the big, bad meanie who shook her awake and on to her feet. Mari was too tired to wash off the make-up and take of her bun wig! Nice to be so very exhausted...when it's the result of good times!
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