I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Halloween Magic

The transformation began.... It was a bright and sunny afternoon.
The pumpkins were slowly turning into Jack-o-lanterns....
Noni and Mommy helped, but Daddy did most of the hard work....
The Bean showed Noni some of his school work, which was, of course, brilliant..... and then he climbed  the Mock Orange to show me how amazing he is at scaling anything that he can get his hands and feet onto. The "silly's" hit and he couldn't control his face muscles.... so he stood on his hands and looked under his legs at me. "Hey Noni, look at me." and he giggled himself into super silliness. I knew we were getting close to the magic transformation.
Baby Bean was showing amazing restraint but he had taken a nap earlier. He checked his pumpkins many times and tried his costume on.
He had a bit of trouble with the hood on his costume but finally with a little help, he got it . It's important to see where you are going when you're packing all those muscles... in the dark.....
...and it WAS getting dark out there.
Then a small dog named Lizzy made a strange low growl and retreated to another room. She knew it was time. Mommy and Daddy were ready. As we turned toward the front door ..... it happen. 
My sweet grandsons had become big scary creatures.... 
The transformation was complete. They were ready for anything. The big night was here.

"Backward, turn backward,
Oh time, in your flight
Make me a child again
Just for tonight!"
~Elizabeth Akers Allen~ 

What a world.....
What a world.....
What a world....  


  1. Awesome!!! The photos are precious.

  2. I know you had a good time with your grandsons on Halloween night. They looked real cute and a little scary in their costumes. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

  3. Oh, to see the magic through the eyes of a child.....!

  4. Looks like your trip to visit was lots of fun... hope it didn't give you nightmares!

  5. What fun you had,Farmlady, Button wore a "Chong Sam"!

  6. Precious and priceless memories you're capturing here and oh so adorable!! I love it when kids (and adults) get the sillys!!

  7. How magical is this post! The way your words are animated with size and colour! And those sweet scarey monsters....you lucky Noni you!

  8. How freakin cute! I miss those days...got in the mood to carve a pumpkin but hubby forgot to bring one home...next year!


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