Friday, November 2, 2007

A Treat

Tinkerbell playing in the leaves

sad, rotten pumpkins - ewww

in happier times

Fall is one of the best times of year for photos, isn't it? You've got the changing leaves, beautiful sunsets, bundled up kids. There are all of the extra autumnal activities: school starting, football season, apple picking, pumpkin patch trips, leaf raking, and Halloween!

This year B was Tinkerbell, by request. She's had the costume since June, a little gift I picked up for her at a second hand store. When she asked if it could be her Halloween outfit, three months early, I was all over that.

The Little Man was a tiger, he's got the growl down pat. But we decided he could be one of the lost boys of Neverland, since he was hanging with Tink.

It was a fun Halloween. We are exhausted, and honestly somber. But a nice night of trick-or-treating sure lifted our spirits. Tiny chocolate bars don't hurt either.
Be grateful tonight, for your lovely little ones. Your healthy little ones, snug in their beds. Be grateful for now. It can so quickly change. Tonight I am so grateful for my family and our home. It's important to recognize the simplicity of that. If your own children are grown, better yet. What a wonderful thing to be so very thankful for.

I am thankful.


Magpie said...

Sweet sweet children.

Oh, The Joys said...

That first photo is lovely.

I am thankful too. The family. Yes.

Anonymous said...

Count me in among the grateful ones.

Beck said...

Your Tinkerbell was magical - and yes, I am grateful.
Those rotten pumpkins though - eck!

Midwest Beach Girl said...

Cuties! I wish I could have been there to see them! Love and prayers from Florida.

nikkis30by30 said...

Thankful. Very. Love. Lots.

Tinkerbell..... smile.

Tiger.... giggle.

I. Love. You. ALL.


Mama said...

Oh I can still remember how fun Halloween was. My kids thought they'd gone to Disney World, they were so enchanted.

Everything is going to be just great! It is good to have wake up calls to make you value what's really important. You will discover how strong you and your family are and that "You can handle it!" Life is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jenifer said...

I was hoping Tinkerbell would visit us one more year, but alas Papoosie Girl decided to be a witch. Sleeping Beauty was here though so that was nice.

I hope are feeling better, focusing on your family will surely help.

Aliki2006 said...

I love that first picture of Tinkerbell among the leaves...

Thanks for the reminder to be always so grateful--what an important thing to remember.

thirtysomething said...

Great photos.
Sound advice you offer. The only things that are truly important, indeed.

Jacqniel said...

Beautiful photos, Mel! Hugs to them both - and yes, be very thankful.

Michelle said...

She makes such a cute Tinkerbell! and I bet the Tiger growl was adorable :)

Has your nephew not improved? Keeping him and your family in my prayers.

Mimi said...

What beautiful photos! Um, except for the rotten pumpkins. :-) Or, as Munchkin calls them, 'punkins'

Yes, fall is a beautiful time of year. Might be my favorite, actually.

mum2brady said...

Beautiful pics!

I, too, am so grateful for family - and I pray for your nephew. The thought that something could change our lives, our family, in the blink of an eye is never far from my mind (so, I'm a little paranoid - I always wonder if the Lord is just preparing me....)

We are blessed. Thanks for the reminder....