A Festive Evening
I have never done much for Halloween, but three small pumpkins from here and there in the house were somehow transformed into grinning jack o'lanterns. The smallest one is about 3 inches high.
We're busy on Friday night and I really wanted to see the little ones in their costumes so we held a practice trick or treat last night. Even Nana got inspired. I thought how much fun it would be to dress up and surprise the little girls when I opened the door. A thrift shop white shirt transformed quickly into a pirate's shirt, topped with a vest I've had since forever, slim pants and riding boots. A head scarf and eye patch finished the look. All done in 90 minutes.
I lit the pumpkins and waited for a few minutes until I heard a soft "trick or treat" at the door. Surprise! A flamenco dancer stood there, baffled at all that was going on. She liked the treats that ended up in her bag, though.
Next came Queen Elsa with her sparkly blue dress and long braid. She knew all about trick or treating.
The cutest octopus ever came along with Elsa. Eight little striped legs and a hat with big eyes. Such sweetness. I look at this photo and my heart swells with love and gratitude.
Today is my birthday. We're having a big celebration next weekend with the three of us who have birthdays close together. But when Elsa's mother suggested a card for Nana, Elsa thought a cake might be better. So they made a small cake for last night, just enough for all of us to have a little slice. I feel very spoiled.
It's good to give into whimsy at times, don't you think? I had such fun dressing up last night. Playing along with the little ones makes me smile inside. Pure delight.