Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

J, A, B

All week I've been wondering where my Halloween spirit is. I love decorating and last year looked forward to dressing up the kids like crazy. This year? I barely stuck some pumpkins on the front step. As Daddy struggled to get J in to his Giraffe costume (which every other day of the week J asks to be put into but on this night is was like dressing him in live stinging bees) I thought, why are we doing this? It's really for the grown ups. Not the kids at this age. So why do we do this?

Well I'm glad we did. Our neighborhood was in great form. We finally have people participating in the holidays and the street was full of friends and friendly faces. The kids did great and I had fun. And I'm the most important one, right? I guess I had a happy Halloween after all.


  1. Double, double toil and trouble;
    fire burn and cauldron bubble.
    ~ Shakespeare "Macbeth"~


  2. how cute! this is the first time I've seen a picture of all of you! beautiful family you had! I'm glad you all had a great time tonight!


  3. Aww.. they looked so cute in their costumes!
    As I was dressing my kids as the cast of Gilligan's Island tonight, I thought the same thing.. this is so for me. Gilligan's Island went off the air before I was born... someday my kids are going to see those costumes and wonder what the heck mommy was on when she picked those costumes:)
    I'm glad you had a good night:)

  4. A very nice family picture. You look great!

  5. Love the costumes! Looks like you all had a lot of fun! It always ends up being a lot of fun even after all the work!

  6. They are sooooooooooo cute Mira! Love the costumes (and that he went into the giraffe...stinging bee simulation and all. LOL). Hope you had a great weekend.

  7. Great pic! And you are right, I wonder sometimes about all the effort, too. But this year I got all the adults in our fam to dress up and the kids loved it. It was their favorite part of Halloween, and I was reminded why I do half the things I do.