Honestly, I don’t like Halloween. I’m not a lover of ghouls, ghosts, devils, etc. I celebrate it with our kids because Damion wants to. If it was just up to me, we would not have done anything this year, which turns out would have been missing a great day.
Today was wonderful. I sewed all the costumes for the girls, a princess, a Tinkerbell, and a M&M. This afternoon while Princess Newbie was napping, we did hair, make up, and our nails. It was fun, the kind of fun that I didn’t think would happen until school dances come into play. (if Damion will put down his shotgun long enough to let them go)
Then we went to a carnival at a local church. It was the best one we’ve ever been too and we ran into our friend who married us while we were there! We’re celebrating seven years next week so it was good timing for a little walk down memory lane. The carnival was a blast and the girls had so much fun. The older two played game after game and Princess Newbie just raided their candy buckets when they weren’t looking. I think she had a better time than anyone else.
After a quick dinner, we went Trick or Treating in Damion’s co worker’s neighborhood. We walked around for a long time and Princess Newbie kept up with us! She would not let go of her candy bucket no matter what! We tried to get her to drop it but she wouldn’t. Finally when came home and hit up the neighbor’s house for one last candy grab. Princess Newbie finally admitted to herself that she couldn’t keep up with the Halloween cheer and curled up on their lawn to take a little nap.
Today was great. The kids are knocked out since the sugar high finally came crashing down.. and now it’s just two parents.. with three candy buckets. Hmmm.. I love trick or treating now.
My favorite verse of the bible is Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” It’s really easy to say that halloween is evil and I’ve said it many times. But I think today was all those things, because we made it all those things and surrounded ourselves with love and joy.