Monday, November 3, 2008

Boo, Y'all

A view from Gold Star Park in Wetumpka, where the girls and I picnicked with friends after the Harvest Party at their preschool.

Mary Ashley planned to dress up as Sleeping Beauty until moments before we were to leave for Trunk or Treat at church, when she emerged from her bedroom as Tinkerbell. These shots were taken in the pumpkin patch at school and afterward at the park.

Cinderemma had a ball at the park, and she loved sampling candy at Trunk or Treat.

But what could be sweeter than spending time with friends? Thanks, Emma and Lizzie, for suggesting a play date!

(I delayed posting hoping I could convince the boys to put on their costumes for a picture, but they were not interested. They are growing up too fast!)


The Quintessential Magpie (Sheila) said...

Adorable pictures! Love Tinkerbelle and Cinderemma! ;-)

What is the 'trunk' in trunk or treat? That's a much better idea than trick or treat, but I'm curious what 'trunk' in this case means.

Glad you shared,


Sandy Toes said...

Very cute picutres...I love when they are walking!
-sandy toes

odomfamilyfun said...

too sweet. that is exactly what happened at our house. caroline said she was going to be one thing and came out last min. as another--oh to be 3 and able to do so; I love it!

Melissa Lester said...

Sheila, our church hosts Trunk or Treat each year, and it is a great alternative to trick or treating. Members park their vehicles in our church parking lot, and basically tailgate to offer all the children candy. Trunk or treat has grown for our church to include a cookout, hayride and carnival-style games as well. And it is amazing to see how far some people go to decorate their trunks. One sweet couple set up a camp site with tent, baskets and faux camp fire with an open can of beans sitting on top. The husband sat bundled up in a lounge chair pretending to roast marshmallows while passing out candy. All that effort for the children of our congregation! Amazing!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

I just love trunk or treating. I think it must be a Southern thing because I had never heard of it when I lived up North. Your girls truly look like angels.

Deb Burton said...

I absolutely adore the pictures of your children on your sidebar. How utterly precious!

Thanks so much for stopping by TGMT and leaving a comment. I know what you mean about disasters bringing a community together. Watching everyone here working together after the flood was an amazing testimony of faith. And it gave us lots of teachble moments with our children, as well.

Please visit again, I would love to have you!

Melanie said...

I love the pictures of the girls in their costumes!
I was so excited that Annabelle and Chloe let me make fairy costumes this year...last year they insited on being a horse and a chicken!
Happy November! Have a wonderful week, my friend!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Cute pictures. Looks like they are all having so much fun.

Hey, I have an award for you. Please stop by my blog to pick it up.


Charmingdesigns said...

What wonderful photos!! Laurie

The Quintessential Magpie (Sheila) said...

Melissa, that's very interesting about trunk or treat, and what a great idea! That's particularly good for Christians who want to put more of a fall spin on things. People around here have fall carnivals, but that term was new to me and something I might want to pass on to my friends who have young children.

We sat out front in law chairs because our porch light was out (and we didn't have the energy to drag the tall ladder down to fix it), but we had very few trick or treaters this year, less than ever. Hence, I have lots of chocolate candy I'm "forced" to eat. ;-) I made my hubby hide it from me. It's the good stuff, too.


The Quintessential Magpie (Sheila) said...

Make that 'lawn' chairs. Oops! Though my hubby is an attorney, so technically his could have been a 'law' chair. ;-)

Pat said...

Hi Melissa

I'm visiting from Joanne's blog. It's so nice to see your happy beautful family!
I am expecting my first grandchild soon so it is an exciting time for us!
Your recipes look scrumptious -- I hope to visit often to see more!

Hugs, Pat

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

Looks like fun - NO costumes for the boys, or they just wouldn't pose for cameras?? Mine are ALL over Halloween. Meaning, full of gleeful anticipation...

Christie said...

So, so sweet.
Your photos are always fantastic!

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