Monday, November 2, 2009



This Halloween had to be one of the most fun yet. I think we owe the greatness of this year to the simplicity that it shared. There was no fuss, no muss and best of all, no stress. We made paper decorations and even carved our pumpkins days early. { I don't even think that we got around to carving our pumpkins last year. } The children were most creative with their costumes and we spent a minimal amount on them. Funny enough, they were the best Halloween costumes to date.

Here's Landon. I have to admit, when I took this photo and looked at it on the screen of my camera, I couldn't believe that this was my sweet boy. He looks so mean and like the little Dracula that he dressed as. My mother was kind enough to make all 3 of my kids these vampire capes a few years ago. This is the second time that Landon has worn his for Halloween. All that we bought for his costume was some white face paint for $1 and some vampire teeth for $1 also. Landon was the most excited for Halloween. I think he had the best time.

Morgan decided early on that she wanted to be a granny and I loved her idea. She had visualized her costume from early on. We spent a lot of time in thrift stores, auntie's closet and mine to piece together what she wore. Her dress was thrifted for $2.99 and we sprayed her hair gray for $1. She used my old reading glasses, and sweater while carrying Auntie Jessie's vintage bag and jewelry. We fixed a pillow onto her bum and she appropriately walked with a limp while holding her side. She was funny. I think our neighbors and friends got a kick out of granny. Her big bum made us all laugh until we cried.

Mikey actually said early on in October that he was too old to dress up and go trick-or-treating. I kinda feared he would say this, but Mr C and I talked about it and thought that Mikey would do whatever made him feel comfortable. If he wanted to forgo the Halloween gig and stay home to pass out candy, that would be fine with me. About a week before the big day, he changed his mind and decided that he wanted to join in on the fun one last year. I was delighted. He asked to be a zombie and I gave him full reign of his attire. He shredded some old clothes and sprayed 'blood' on them and then let me paint his face green. His costume cost us $2. He had such a good time and was glad that he chose to join us.
I have to say that I am so grateful to be a mother to these 3. It is hard to express the emotion that runs through my body just spending my days with these guys. I realize more and more what precious and delicate spirits they are and how they have been placed with me to prepare them for this world. I am blessed beyond what I deserve.
With that, Halloween has been placed back in it's box and my mind is already turned toward Thanksgiving. I have started working on my menu and am going to begin testing out a few new recipes this week. I was at Potterybarn last week 'studying' their Thanksgiving table scapes and am headed back there this week with sister and camera.
I love this time of year. I only wish the temperatures would go down again. We are warm at 88 degrees today.


  1. hi sweet rebecca!
    i feel out of touch!

    i love your kiddos costumes this year...very creative & even a little scary on landon!

    caroline cried crocodile tears when her orange wig from her daphne ( scooby doo) costume was entirely too poofy for her!

    its 75degrees today here tooo


  2. Great pics! Looks like you all had a great time.

    Hope your doing well and having a great night with the Mr!