Thursday, November 1, 2012
Up ...up...and away!
I have seen so many cute photos of your kiddos on Instagram. The only photo I have is this one. My oldest child, in her too cute costume! Young Life celebrated Halloween on Monday night at Club! Emily put this costume together at the last minute. She is Russel from the movie "Up"! We only had to spend 4.28 on the balloons. Love it!
Long gone are the years of making costumes, formal photos, and making treats for school parties. Last night was the first time in 15 years that we have not walked the neighborhood with our little trick-or-treaters. Emily headed out to a restaurant with friends, Jonathan dressed as an "athlete~ sponsored by Nike" (no different from his normal everyday wear) and walked the neighborhood with his good buddies. Zac dressed as an overly zealous (especially this season) Panther fan and tagged along with his best friend and his dad.
And we...well, we sat near the Fire Pit, beside a bowling pot of witches brew, listening to scary music while the little trick-or-treaters and their tag along parents came to us!
It makes me both happy and sad. Happy to give them a little freedom, sad to see them taking off. Last night, I knew the timing was right. I did not question the fact that Jonathan, at 13, was old enough to be trusted to go out alone with his friends. Just the year before, we had all tagged along about 50 feet behind with Zac and his friend right beside us.
This Halloween was an exception....different from many years before!
It was a successful night for all. Perfect weather, tons of candy, responsible children and calm and trusting parents. We enjoyed it~ I'm glad to say! I guess we are all growing UP!
November is upon us now....my favorite radio station is playing Christmas music from now until Dec 25. I'm not sure I'm quite ready for all of that....but I am trying.
Happy Thursday and have a wonderful weekend!
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