All Hallow's Eve 2009
This year we spent our Halloween with our good friends from Moments of Grace. They have a family tradition of spending some time in Adoration and prayer before the Blessed Sacrament in reparation for the evils that so often occur on All Hallow's Eve. We all headed to a local Perpetual Adoration Chapel. The chapel was beautiful and the experience was enhanced as Crucian Dad opened a little window on the tabernacle to expose the Blessed Sacrament. I think I gasped audibly at the wonderful surprise! We were all thrilled the chapel was empty so that we could pray a family rosary. We were nearly finished when the church's priest poked his head in and very apologetically let us know that the chapel was really meant for silent prayer and reflection only. Oops!
After our spiritual offering the kids put on their costumes and headed out for some "fricker eating" as Lil' Wingnut put it. The two little ones did not last too long. Partly due to short attention spans, and partly due to too many scary houses. Lil' Wingnut decided he only wanted to visit "happy, happy, happy houses." Who can blame him!
The rest of the evening was spent before a small bonfire, roasting marshmallows, drinking Indian tea, and enjoying each other's company. We are so blessed to have such wonderful friends!
Oleander as a Tarheel Fanatic.
Special K as a Japanese Princess. She also wore this costume to the All Saint's Party as Our Lady of Akita.
Skoshi A transformed her Saint Cecilia costume into the Greek goddess, Athena.
Lil' Wingy went as Commander Cody from the Clone Wars. I think we'll glue glow sticks on it next year and he can go as a character from Tron. Does it make me a terrible mom if I just love this photo of Lil' Wingnut? He was picking his nose on purpose while I tried to snap photos of him. It really does suit his personality. As an added bonus, I can use it as fodder when the "pretty, pretty ladies" come to call.