Wednesday, October 31, 2007

My Two Mummies

I was a little relieved that there wasn't a Trunk or Treat in our neighborhood this year. I remember when we moved up here and went to our first trunk or treat at the church, I just kept thinking "What a chicken-liver, city-fied way of doing this. Where is the fun of REALLY trick or treating?" Kelsey was 1 at the time. Like I was going to make her little one year old legs walk the neighborhood uphill both ways or something!! Anyway, we got to go trick or treating the good old fashioned way this year and I loved it. We walked.


Kelsey decided she wanted to be a mummy. Her deciding factor was, bless her little heart, the fact that we already had white fabric strips cut out and rolled up from a few years ago. No, they are not wearing toilet paper!! She knew mom wouldn't have to make anything special this year if she decided to be a mummy. Let's just hope that her thoughtfulness for her mother continues through the teenage years!

Kendal didn't have a choice, but she didn't care. She got to look like sister and walk the sidewalks with sister. That was good enough for her. She wasn't into the candy too much either, probably because she didn't realize what it was! She was interested in the glowing pumpkins on the porches more than the candy. At a couple of houses she actually took the candy out that she was given and gave it back to the people in the doorway! If only I had the will power!!


Kendal has a new thing, when I get the camera out, she squishes up her little face, smiles, and tips her head back. It is so cute. Kelsey laughs at her when she does it. It was a super duper Halloween this year. Matt bought 2, 6 pound bags of candy. We ran out last year and had to start giving away Kelsey's treats and finally turn off the porch lights. This year that is not the case. We have a bunch of candy left over, I mean a BUNCH! I really am on a diet!


One more note, our friends the Arnold family learned 2 days ago that Andrew's liver cancer is terminal. It is spreading too quickly. They were hoping to do a liver transplant, but there is enough cancer in the veins surrounding the liver that it is too risky and really wouldn't make a difference if he did get a new liver. They are an amazing family and I sure enjoy them and their amazing example of goodness and faith. We hope the next few months are so full of good times for them. Please hold your children close and love them tonight, and continue to pray for Andrew. We saw him trick or treating tonight dressed as a doctor. He is a great kid.

13 comments:

Epperson Family said...

Hey girlfriend,
If you really hated trunk or treats you could have just told me. I hope Kendal got her nap, sorry about that. The girls sure look cute.

Anonymous said...

Halloween is soooo much fun. Looks like they enjoyed it!

Mom said...

Cute, Cute, lil mummies.
They have been doing the trunk or treat thing here for a few years,and i know most of the "natives" hate it. I am glad when i had kids it was the good ole fashioned trick or treating.Being who i am, i would have rebelled, then my kids woulda been mad at me.
Anyway, looks like they had a good time.

Jenny said...

Your Girls are beautiful, I love the pictures. Thanks for letting us walk with you. We had a lot of fun.
Glad it is over, any ideas what to do with all this candy? Oh great and wise mother of two. I have it hidden for right now, we need to come up with something.

Anonymous said...

Send it with your kids to school/church to share!!

Rachel said...

Heather, I don't hate it with all my heart, just a good plain ol' hate. It would have been okay, but Kendal slept until 6:00!!

Mom, maybe it is not a city-fied way if they are doing it down there, I guess it is just the NEW way. I am so old!

Mom said...

Without wanting to upset anyone,,,,, The reason they started the trunk or treat here,, was the city people that moved here, and they were all scared of their neighbors,,,, well we are scared of our neighbors too, but in a different way. Smile Everyone,,!!

Jenny said...

I spoke to my mom last night. She lives up in the country with acres inbetween houses. They also had trunk or treat. She said they were done in 20 min. I think she liked it. I love that we all have different opinions.
Happy Halloween

Tori said...

Jared had never heard of trunk or treat until I explained it to him this year. He thought that it was the dumbest thing he had ever heard of, and I would have to agree. Takes all the fun out of Halloween, especially if you are in the 9-15 age group. We completely rebelled, since we didn't have Taylor, and went to dinner and watched Saw 4.

Krista said...

The girls look so cute! What a sweet girl Kelsey is to not make her mom make a costume!
About the trunk or treat, we had one the night before Halloween. I have to admit, I kindof like it because we live by a busy street and people drive like idiots through our neighborhood. I think our ward did it more for the safety of the little kids. But we still did the door to door thing on Halloween. I like both, I guess.

Rachel said...

Tori, if a 15 year old would have come to my door on Halloween, i would have told them to go get a job and then shut the door!

mom said...

Ok,,, my last post on this subject, just from what i have read,,,, trunk or treat works for those in the city,,, but us out in the middle of nowhere like the tradional trick or treating......each thing works for different people.

Jenny said...

Nice point Mom said... By the way I don't need that sippy cup. Thanks
~J

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