Friday, October 31, 2008

And the #1 . . .


I only have a little bit of Halloween left so . . .


My number 2 favorite thing about Halloween is my Spooky Town. I started collecting pieces for this Halloween town the year Shy was born. I get a new house every year. The kids spend hours staring at the little creature move and talk. They are also really careful with it, which is great. When it gets to the end of September I usually can’t wait to pull it out.




And the number one: I love how my kids look on Halloween. I spend weeks . . . okay months. . . okay sometimes a full year getting the costumes ready. It’s worth it when each of my kids stare at themselves in the mirror and smile. More then just their costumes, I love the looks on there faces. There is magic in playing someone else, if only for a few hours. I was Shy’s “helper girl” she told me as I put on her shoes. My favorite quote was when Shy was 2 ½ and after every house she would say “That nice man gave me candy.” Pure joy, both theirs and mine!


Happy Halloween Everyone!

3 comments:

Rhiannon said...

Okay that is the cutest picture, they are totally loving it!

Megan said...

Dede! Your family is beautiful...Its been forever since cheer 1999! Congratulations on everything! - Megan (Buxton) Fritzsche

Autumn said...

What some great costumes, you are amazing! I could never make my kids cosutmes!