Grandma’s Halloween Party:
Abbey is a flapper…we found that dress for 4 dollars and she altered it herself to make it fit better. 3 best friend girl cousins…all born the same year. Jeff is “Country Club Man”. He stayed in character the whole night. No, not annoying at all. Grandma vacuuming up the aftermath of the donut game. She has parties like this…20 grandkids plus adults…all the time. And I’ve NEVER her seen her stressed. EVER. She has never raised her voice to a child or spoke impatiently to any of them. She has never had that “mean party look” that says “get out of my way I have a lot to do”. She has never batted an eye when a kid spills all over carpet, furniture, floors. I have never seen her tired. Seriously. She made (not bought!) chili, vegetable soup and tortilla soup and set up the house so cute. And laughed and enjoyed the party the entire time.
What the secret?
Don’t ask me. I am NOT the person to ask. I’ll ask her sometime….there’s my next Celebrity Interview. If she’ll agree. Don’t you want her to? Crazy Uncle Tom. He dresses like that at every party. Weird. Aunt Tiffany was voted “best candy hander-outer”…really long sticks of gum…used for sword fights of course. Here you can see her reprimanding a thiefing nephew for taking two instead of one. (Isaac.) Also, she’s pregnant with her 6th child. And she was the one who made that spider cake you saw above. And her nails are done. And she has a super cute outfit on. Let’s hit her with really long gum sticks!
Isaac is missing because he went to his cousin’s house. He is 15 after all. Sniff sniff.Abbey and friend Maddie…dressed warm. We leave our candy out on the porch…so we both can go out with the kids. When we come back home it is only 1/2 way gone. I love our neighborhood. LOVE. A chicken stuck in a pile of leaves. I love when adults take Halloween seriously. I plan to my whole life. Isn’t it weird that Patrick has only said Mama and Dada his whole entire life, but suddenly on Halloween night he can say Trick or Treat and Thank You loud and clear because he knows he’ll get candy? I feel sort of betrayed. See that house in the background? That is one of my favorite houses in my neighborhood. It is PERFECTION. I met the owner and she laughed when I told her that and said, “Well the outside looks better than the inside.” But I doubt that. (I kind of snuck a few nosy peeks before she came to the door. It is divine.)
Later That Night
(You don’t want me to take pictures of the Day After do you? Argghhh.)