Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween memories

Some of my most favorite childhood memories were of Halloween, all because of my Mom.
My Mom WAS Martha Stewart.

(look - how - pretty)

My Mom could do everything... paint, sew, draw, cook, bake, mend a wound, cut hair...
the list could go on and on.

Halloween would typically start with us kids going to school in the finest handmade costumes.  As soon as school got out, we would often make orange popcorn balls, and carve pumpkins.
Mom would make chili beans, corn bread and hot apple cider.
Those were such - sweet -  memories :)

We lost my Mom on Halloween, seventeen years ago--
from brain cancer.
But the memories she planted will be cherished always :)
She set the bar high!  I only wish I could spend my days creating a home & making The Holidays
as special as she did.

 I wish ... I will ;)

Aidan designed his own Halloween costume this year. 
I forget what UAG stands for, but it is something VERY important ;)  He was insistent on having a cape.
His entire costume...
black jacket, black pants, badge, sunglasses, cape, arm band...
cost us just under $20.  Thank you Salvation Army & Thrift stores!
We all had a great time trick-or-treating.  

Last week we went to the Pumpkin Patch. 

Aidan told us he might be getting "too old" to go to the pumpkin patch.

So I started snapping as many pictures as I could.

And that he would allow.

Okay, I think I will go cry now...

What memories do you create?


Jackie said...

Go have a good cry! I am! Thanks for posting those wonderful memories of mom! She sure had a way with all Holiday's. Always made sure everything was just right! I miss her so much every day of life! Love you sis!

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

What a special post. I am sorry to hear about your mother. Your mom is smiling down on you now. :)

Red Rose Alley said...

Your Mom was a lovely woman and seems so devoted to her family. It's funny...I just wrote a little story about my mom about how she used to make our costumes and how she was always doing special projects around the house. I am thinking of you, as my mom also passed away almost three years ago. Your pictures of the pumpkin patch made me smile because we still go to the pumpkin patch even though the kids are all grown. It is a fun time for us. I love the picture of your mom...such a treasure. Have a beautiful day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley