What would life be like without children? We certainly have had a fair share of days of adjustment with our new baby, but I think children must specialize in making life wonderful. In their minds, they really looked like the character each picked with such diligence and that is all that mattered to us this year. In my mind, I wanted them to go as something magical and matching and their hearts were set on something else with little touches that made the costume to them. Zellie was a perfect example. To her, she looked just like Arwen from "The Lord of the Rings." She knew she did and that is all that mattered. Dominic KNEW all the other boys were talking about Frodo Baggins.
|Tauriel from the Hobbit. I think Lillie came close to her desired character.|
|She was so proud. She wore her costume to bed for two nights. What happens to us that we lose that excitement?|
|Arwen. Zellie loves Arwen I think partly because she marries Aragorn. Zellie loves love and Aragorn. She was so pleased to be wear a wedding veil and knew she looked just like Arwen.|
|Vianney was dead set on being "Gwadriel." I couldn't convince her of anything else. All she wanted was crown and white dress.|
|Hild...child of Gondor. I know, I know. BURSTING with personality. She hasn't come out of character.|
|We followed our Chipotle tradition which is what we all look forward to most. They get to order their own bowl by themselves. That is fun when you are little, heck it is fun when you are big.|
|John let him wear his wedding ring for while. He kept pretending to disappear. I treasure that he still dresses up and was so excited all day.|
|Painting our pumpkins first thing in the morning.|
After we were finished, we stopped in the Church to say hello to Jesus. I said a prayer of thanksgiving for a beautiful night with the big kids and leaned back to leave. All the other kids were finished praying, but Rose. I wish I could remember her face. I have never seen her like this before. She was in a trance smiling at the tabernacle. She looked as if she was talking to Him. She would lean her head over, smile, and then say something. She would smile again and again. She then came out of it and just looked at me so sweetly. I told John later that I wonder who she saw.