"You will have significant experiences. I hope that you will write them down and keep a record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. Some may be significant only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experience." Gordon B. Hinckley, 2006

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Trick or Treating

Mickey's feelings about trick or treating:

being outside
being with his siblings
running around
going to people's houses
picking treats out of a bowl
picking up leaves
playing in the dirt
finding sticks along the way

not getting to go inside every house that he visited
not getting to play in the dirt
not getting to keep all of the leaves and sticks
not getting to immediately eat the treat he received at each house
riding in the stroller when he decided he didn't want to walk, 
and we decided we didn't want to carry him anymore

Of course, their favorite part of Halloween every year is always when we end up back at Grandma's house and they sit and sort and trade candy for the rest of the night.

And although we had a really wonderful Halloween, there was a part of my heart that ached all day for little Emily who was very very sick, and who spent the day at Primary Children's, and her mama who was really worried about her baby girl.  And even though I loved being out trick or treating with my sweet kiddos, I felt sad for my sister who was longing to be with her sweet kiddos that night too.  Life isn't very fair sometimes.  :(

Cute photo they put together at the hospital for Emily on Halloween.  Too sick to participate in the hospital activities, they laid her costume on her as she lay in bed and took a picture, and did reverse trick-or-treating and brought the bag of goodies to her.

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