Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!
















Halloween has always been such a fun family time for me. Growing up, I lived out in the country, so we always spent Halloween at my Pappaw's who lived in town. He loved loved loved it when all the family was together. He would get a bunch of "cheap" candy and we always complained and then, he would trick us and bring out the "Good stuff" for my sister and I.... M&Ms. All the little trick or treaters thought it was so cool to see their teacher - my mom was a first grade teacher -and they thought she was a movie star or something. She just loved opening the door and seeing their surprise when they saw her. We trick or treated a little and went to visit my other grandparents too. Such fun! SO, when we started our little family, I knew Halloween would always be fun. This year did NOT disappoint. Yesterday, Mamaw and Papaw came over early and carved the pumpkin (very cool! It had a Bat-a-rang on it). Then, Grammy and Pa came and the boys got all dressed up in their Batman and Robin costumes and the fun began! We made a few stops to some very important people in the boys' lives (Ms. Mary, Ms. Maureen, Aunt Amy and Uncle Jerry and Mamaw and Papaw's). Then we came back to our neighborhood and trick or treated a little. Our neighborhood is a pretty hoppin' place on Trick or treat night... last night, we had 236 trick or treaters (and we shut the door at 6:30!). Then we went to FBC for Fall Festival and it was fabulous! Way to go FBC!!!! What a great community outreach opportunity.





Needless to say, the boys were sufficiently sugared up and had so much fun. And truthfully... SO.DID.I. Oh, how I love establishing traditions with my family that are similar to mine as a little girl. Halloween is not about scary icky stuff to me. In fact, all the commercial stuff about Halloween is a major turn off, but the fun, fantastic family time??? Can't beat it!

5 comments:

jeanneburnett said...
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jeanneburnett said...

I am so glad you posted this! I have a hard time explaining this to people who think Halloween is about all that terrible 'icky stuff'. You hit the nail on the head! It's fun, tradition, family time.I have nothing but good memories from my childhood too! We should have come to your house, it was very low key on our block..maybe 5 trick or treaters btw 5-6, then we left too.

melissaballard said...

I love Halloween too! We don't have ANY trick or treaters where we are but we have fun anyway. I have such fun memories of Halloween growing up, and can't wait to make new memories with my family. Glad ya'll had fun.

Mama Webb said...

You are most certainly my most festive friend, hands down:).

Tiffany Magness Keene said...

I'm with everyone else! Halloween rocks! I mean, the candy alone is enough, right?! The pics of J & J are so cute! What perfect costumes for them! I'm sure when they're older they will have very fond memories of Halloween! Great post!