Tuesday, November 1, 2011


I feel so liberated this Halloween!
I've never been a big fan of this "holiday" but I've never been brave enough to admit it.
But this year, I discovered there are lots of other "un-fun" moms out there. 
Whew, what a relief!  I'm not alone. 
Beki referred to herself as the halloween grinch.  I like that description.
I'm not opposed to Halloween for religious purposes.  I just think it's a lot of work to get a bucket full of candy.
I really, really don't like the scary part of Halloween.  Just not my style.

My poor Abi has been on the short end of my anti-Halloween stick.
I've never put any effort into her costumes.  Just pulled stuff out of the dress-up toy box.
But this year, I decided I owed her.  She wanted to be Tinkerbell.
Surely, we could come up with something Tinkerbellish.
We made a green and white tutu, designed a fun bright green costume, spray painted some shoes and borrowed some wings.
Wah-lah, Tinkerbell!

Add a purple jack-o-lantern bucket and it's a happy trick-or-treater!

We had the most perfect weather for Halloween this year.  A calm 65-70* all evening.
We traveled to the grandparents' for candy and then made the round in our neighborhood.
I don't think we've ever taken Abi around our neighborhood.
She loved, loved, loved it!

Hannah spent the evening with Grandma Susan handing out candy after basketball practice.
Eli had football practice and then hung out for a while at home eating our candy before going out with his friends.

It was strange taking just my baby out for trick-or-treating but she loved it!  She got to make the list of people to go visit and she was the center of attention for the evening.

I'm still not a big Halloween fan but this may have redeemed the holiday for me. 
It's hard not to get caught up in Tinkerbell's enthusiasm!


Amy said...

Such a sweetie. Love that little fairy! :)

sarajane said...

great costume! She makes a very cute tinkerbell.

Chad and Jody said...

So cool that Abi got to have mom for the night! She was tinkalicious!