Happy Halloween

I had a visitor today … a homemade baby zebra that just about melted my heart. Another thing that melts my heart is that my daughter has taken on the tradition I did with her and her brother growing up, which was to put on their homemade costume and go “treat” family members at their work. (Please take a few minutes to jump over to The Gerichs Ohana to see what they have been up to this month.) You should have seen Syd’s face light up when the elevator doors opened, and she saw me. She came running with her little zebra goody bag filled with Chex Mix. Okay, partly she was excited because she knew Gramma would share with her, but partly she was just excited to see me. I was excited to see her too. Of course I brought my camera with anticipation of her visit, and Syd (who turns two on New Year’s Day) didn’t disappoint when she gave me her most happy zebra face. Isn’t she just the cutest?!

And her most serious zebra face (that I didn’t ask for).

MJ was going to be a Hershey Kiss but when his mom went to put his costume on, he had a bit of a melt-down. She’s smart and decided she would rather have a happy cowboy than a melting chocolate kiss. Who wouldn’t?! All the family went to Matt and Danielle’s Church Harvest Party where there was all kinds of games and activities for the kids.

MJ’s Auntie Meagan came home for the weekend from U of I for his two-year old birthday party and this Halloween Party. It was an exciting weekend for both of these two. He’s pretty soft on his Auntie and of course the feeling is mutual.

There was all kinds of activities and then a half-time show that was pretty impressive. David Rush did lots of awesome juggling, then amazed us all by balancing this heavy table on his chin.

The crowd went wild.

And MJ held his cousin close. It was a fun day for the kids and an even funner night for the grown-ups. Hope yours was a Happy Halloween as well. Love, Mary

Kathy Grover - October 31, 2011 - 11:26 PM

Oh. My. Gosh. I just want to hug and kiss all of them, they are sweet like Halloween candy. Favorite = serious zebra face.

Roberta - November 1, 2011 - 6:48 AM

Isn’t it amazing how the Lord entrusts such sweet wee ones to our care to shape them, mold them and guide them. We think we are the ones giving and yet, what a blessing and a gift they are to all of us! That has to be the cutest zebra outfit I’ve ever seen, or was it the sweet girl wearing it?? Either way, adorable!!! And in our family,hands down, COWBOY UP is the only way to go!! Shari was a “bull fighter” this year for work and she said 90% of her co-workers were a cowboy or cowgirl of some kind so good job on that outfit! Mary, as usual, your posts never cease to put a smile on my face, it’s like Christmas when I see I got an email that says you have a new post! I usually open them first, even before the “important” ones! So keep them coming….

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