What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


The girls love to dress up the sewing mannequin in the hallway with theirs (and my) clothes, scarves and jewelry so it is not at all uncommon to come upon a decked out headless girl in the hallway.  One day though- they got a bit into the Halloween spirit and scared the bajeebers out of me.  You don't want to come upon her unexpectedly-trust me.  


"Tomorrow's tomorrow we can say tomorrow is Halloween"... so Andrew tells me.  

The countdown has begun.  

They've begun mapping their candy route with strategery.  They've finally pinpointed who they will become on Halloween...though Corynn had such a hard time this year that she nearly gave up on the idea altogether.  There will be quite a menagerie.

 I kept giving what I thought were awesome ideas- Frida Kahlo! (I am still hoping I get a Frida Kahlo some Halloween.) A tree!  A bubble gum machine!  A Matroyshka doll!  A knight!  A peacock!  A scuba diver!  Every idea resulted in a grumble or sigh.  (Every single one could have been awesome... I am certain)  

Eventually everyone picked something- with a few gentle nudges from Mama here and there. ("No...you were an excavator LAST year, Judah.  There is an old Halloween rule that says you can never be the same thing twice...")

So the costumes have been sketched, the route has been made, the supplies have been gathered up (I hope) and it's time to start thinking about the making.  


Rozy Lass said...

I second you on that old Halloween rule! Those days have finally passed for me. Halloween is my least favorite holiday, but I do have fond memories of the many costumes I made over the years.

beth said...

you had me at "strategery"-!

happy days to you all ~ such anticipation ~ eager to see those precious faces in costume!

...they call me mommy... said...

Hallo, Rebecca!!! How are you doing? I've been thinking of you and your schooling...you said you were making some changes? How are things going? Just wanted to say, "HI"! :D