It was FRIDAY so that meant I had to don my witch's hat, get on my broom and FLY!!!
Donna called to tell me Mother was ready and I was just getting on the road good!!
I told her to tell her what I ALWAYS tell her - "Sit there and look PRETTY!!!"
A beauty shop is a great place to people watch and there are always good magazines!
I was literally FLYING out the door!!!
Mother was ready and waiting!!
She should NOT have been surprised that I 'dressed up' - but she was!!
Our restaurant of choice today was The Golden Corrall and it was GOOD!!!
Mother ate two plates FULL of fried catfish with tartar sauce. She also had ice cream. TWO bowls!
After lunch we had some shopping to do. First Hobby Lobby and then The Dollar Store.
Mother seems to be frail these days. She walks with a cane and it's not easy getting in and out of the car. She was in good spirits, though.
We had fun!
I brought Slim Pickins over to see her!
She loved him!!
She was with Louis Dean when he bought him but I guess she didn't hear him play then.
This just made her laugh and laugh!!!
I loved it!
We left a first batch of book markers the quads painted on Wednesday for all the aunts and one for Andie.
I added some quotes to them that I picked up at Hobby Lobby today.
I have been making book markers for YEARS with my kids!!
I bet Amber and Benjamin made HUNDREDS!!! Really!!
We mailed them to soldiers in the Gulf War, to missionaries, to friends and family.
I am working on my first mailing out of book marks so they should arrive in mailboxes across the country by the early part of next week. Wednesday the quads will be painting MORE so I can just keep mailing them!!! Make sure I have your address! I am getting a collection! This is going to be FUN!
I love the memories associated with old book markers!
This was one my mother made in 2001. She suffered a stroke in 2005 and has not been able to write since. I treasure this keepsake!
I have a collection of hats and wore them ALL at one time or another today!
We watched a couple of vintage horror movies - one with Vincent Price!!
The Haunting was our second feature before night began to fall and we moved our party outside.
We were all set!!! Wine in his Goblin Goblet - iced tea in mine! Candy at hand!
Lights and torches lit! It's time to TRICK or TREAT!!!
Goblins and Milky Ways!!!
This is a special trick or treater named David.
He has been coming here to our porch on Halloween night for three years. His mom said they moved to Bedford but they still drive back to Irving to see us!! That deserved another hand FULL of candy!!! Thank you, David, for making our night so special!
We had some SURPRISE visitors!!!
I was in such a flurry of excitement - my video is a bit blurry!!!
This one is better!
You gotta love a good looking cowboy!
Cute Mommy and Daddy!!!
I had absolutely NO IDEA they were coming!!!
We were sitting out there waiting for kids to arrive and up walked this cute little girl!
I said, "Oh! LOOK!!! She's so CUTE!!!" Then I realized it was KAILEY!!!
They swarmed the porch and it was FUN like a PARTY!!!
( I always think of YOU, Megan, when I say that!!!)
It still amazes me to see how these little people have grown!!!
They do love to dance!!
We had a ball watching them and then they were off to visit others!
I think they had a really FUN first 'real' Halloween!!
We were still sitting on the porch basking in the glow of the quads' unexpected visit when we had another extra special group of people arrive!! Tim and his family lived across the street from us for several years! Little Nikki - the sweet lavender butterfly - is the same age as Rayne! Brittany (in the white sweater) was just a little girl when they moved in over there! Tray was a wee boy! They are both practically GROWN now!!! Life changes happen and they moved across town a few years back but we still keep up with each other through Facebook. And every Halloween we sit for a few minutes together on our front porch.
This has been a good day! A good visit with Mother and fun times with good friends and seeing the young grow up a little more each year. Our candy dishes are empty. The lights have been turned out.
Tomorrow is another day......