Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween 2007

We had a wonderful day. The weather was perfect! Little Owen had a parade at school. A 40 second parade. Some of the parents that work were quite disappointed that they took time off for "this." How much time can you take from a 2.5 hour kindergarten for festivities? I was fine with it honestly.

In the late afternoon, Grampie came over to let the kids trick or treat out of his and Grammie's stash. After we walked in a little parade. Very cute, and not one scary costume. A local church was given out refreshments and provided a bouncy house. Of course the kids loved that. Madison wanted to go on desperately, but the bigger kids were a little rough. She would have hated it forever had I let her get on it! Then our local fire department came, and Owen and Collin got to get inside a REAL firetruck. Every boys dream!

We came home, scarfed down dinner quickly, and Grammie came trick or treating with us. Collin and Maddie didn't make it too far, and Grammie brought them home, while I stayed with Owen and our neighbors and hit some more houses. It was a fun day. Here's some pictures of our kids.

Owen is age 5.

Collin is almost 3.

Madison is 17 months.

What blessings they are to me!

Now, its time to get ready to decorate for Christmas!


Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest;
Home-keeping hearts are happiest,
For those that wander they know not where
Are full of trouble and full of care;
To stay at home is best.

Weary and homesick and distressed,
They wander east, they wander west,
And are baffled and beaten and blown about
By the winds of the wilderness of doubt;
To stay at home is best.

Then stay at home, my heart, and rest;
The bird is safest in its nest;
O'er all that flutter their wings and fly
A hawk is hovering in the sky;
To stay at home is best.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow