Happy Halloween!




A very happy Halloween to you from our family. (The evil fairy princess, the impromptu gnome and hipster, and the shadow.)



From my sweet little town where apple cider is served to excited trick-or-treaters who – amazingly – slow down and embrace the stillness as they wait in patience and gratitude for their cup.

Oh my goodness I love this place.


From my community, where the costumes are mostly kid-made. (I counted no less than six wool felt masks, hats, or crowns at one stop alone. Okay, Lupine and I were two of the six but still. These kids are seriously rad.)



And from me. The dork in the gnome hat (sewn spontaneously in the ten minutes before we left for our celebration). Because I'm never too old to dress up for Halloween.



And with that, I think it's time to extinguish the pumpkins and call it a night. Sweet dreams everyone.


Edited this moring to ask: did you invite the Pumpkin Fairy this year? I'd love to hear how it went!

10 thoughts on “Happy Halloween!

  1. karen says:

    Halloween fairy is a big success here, since we have so many food allergies it helps a lot. He awoke to find an empty candy bag and a wooden train car and a piece of track to add to his wooden trains.

  2. Mikaela says:

    LOVE the costumes!! Especially your gnome 🙂 It’s always good to have a list of costumes you can pull together in the minutes before the party/trick or treating. Lupine’s fairy mask is amazing, too. And believe it or not, I was also once a shadow for Halloween…

  3. amber jackson says:

    the pumpkin fairy came to our house and brought stickers, tattoos, and a spinning rainbow wand!! Fun!! I love it so much more than all the rotten candy… And so do the the girls:-)

  4. Bianca says:

    We were visited by the Pumpkin Fairy. First you get to keep a number of candies equal to your age then the PF uses her fairy magic to turn the rest of the candy into a gift. This year it was a pair of sparkly pink shoes. They were well received. And there is still 2 pieces of candy left in the basket!
    I love the creativity that abounds at this time of year. Great costumes can be created even from a ‘normal’ wardrobe without having to purchase a cartoon character.
    And, I hope Lupine is doing better.

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