We had originally planned on staying home halloween night and sticking to some of our fun little halloween traditions we do every year, but the beck and call of a night full of friends and fun took over. So, I put the candy bucket on the porch and hoped it would be there when we returned, (something I swore I would never do) and we headed out the door to a great halloween party.
We had a yummy dinner with great friends, some costume prep and then out the door went the kids and the dads.....hooray, time to chill with the ladies for some girl time (so rare, and so needed)!
NOT....five minutes into the girl time, just as the hidden cheesecake was pulled out of the fridge, in walks Ben with a teary eyed Mary.
Mary would not trick or treat without me. So, I bid my friends a farewell and headed out into the night with Mary. (I admit, I was quite miffed)
After a few houses of trick or treating, and finding her friend Kate to be with, she was totally fine. She and Kate raced from house to house, it was really cute. I just walked behind them, getting over the rage of not having any time to just hang out with the girls. I did get over it after seeing Mary's happy little face and full candy bucket. Precious.
We all ended the trick or treating experience with smiles on our faces. I am sure I will soon long for the moments when Mary just wants her mommy. Next time, I will not be so quick to anger.
My kind friends saved some cheesecake for me, and it was soooo good, so I guess all was not lost. ;) We continued to talk and hang out with everyone while the kids watched a show and played with toys. The night ended great, and it was a successful Halloween. We went home happy and again realizing how blessed we are to be surrounded by so many wonderful people. So fun!!!!
The "gang" all ready to go fill their buckets to the top!