Happy Halloween

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Havoc wanted to be a gangster. It would have been cheaper to just let him wear his dad’s pants belted at the hip and give him a rag for his head but he said he wanted to be a ‘real gangster’

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“Trick or Treat, see. Gimme the candy, see”

Mayhem did not want to dress up because he said it would embarrass him so he wore his football jersey.

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Obviously we don’t do door to door trick or treating out here. It’s a long walk between doors. Just going to the house across the street is a major hike up and down hills.

We do ‘trunk or treating’ where everyone gets together in a parking lot & hands out candy from their trunks while the kids file past in a long, well organized, line.  Which is ok, the kids get candy and that’s the whole point; but this is the one and only time I miss living in the suburbs. I have great memories of running around the neighborhood from door to door with a pack of my friends & it just seems… I don’t…better, that way. Standing in a line… it’s not how it’s supposed to be, according to my mind.

But it is what it is.

We took the kids to the a trunk or treat sponsored by a Baptist church. They are the ones around here most likely to shout about the Halloween being the Devil’s work & it amuses me to get their candy.

It also gave me an opportunity to put in a prayer request there.

A friend of mine passed away suddenly Tuesday night. Her name is Eva Kipler, she designed at Sweet Shoppe Designs and I have been on her creative team for years. She was such a wonderful person. I am still in shock & so very sad.

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7 comments to Happy Halloween

  • They look terrific! Trick or Treating hadn’t reached these shores as a tradition when I was a kid – I remember being really intrigued by the idea when I saw it in E.T.!

  • Mel

    So sorry to hear your sad news, Stacey. My thoughts and prayers are with you xx

    (The boys look adorable, by the way.)

  • Matt takes the kids around the neighborhood and they have a good time. We just have to make sure to have the sex offender addresses memorized because that can get dicey.

    I’m sorry to hear about your friend- that is really awful. :(

  • So very sorry for your loss. Remembering her friends and family in prayer.

  • My condolences to you. The boys look great – my eldest dressed up this year (for the first time in a long time). Clara just wore some S.F. Giants gear.
    Rinda

  • I was sad to hear about Eva too – such a sad thing. Been thinking of her familly and friends.

    Trunk or treating doesn’t look right to me either but several of my friends do that – often at churches. My kids did it ‘properly’ once in the US and that made me happy in a rather silly way.

  • Condolences on the loss of a crafting friend and colleague.

    I love the idea of a Baptist Halloween ;o)