Last week, the kids trick-or-treated in their character costumes both at the nursing home - where my Grandma lives - and then on the actual night of Halloween - to some neighbors, grandparents and aunts/uncles.
Here are pictures of the fun celebrations....
Nursing Home Visit
Our 2012 cast of trick-or-treaters... "The Shadow" (Mario), Ninja (Max), Princess Leia - the NEWEST Disney princess (Melody), The Mad Catter (Ariel), Baby Frankie (Pookey), and Fone as himself (thinks he's is too old to trick-or-treat these days)
My Grandma and I
My sister and her oldest and youngest (I wasn't able to catch her middle son without a big blur)
2 of my nephews and 2 of my nieces
Neil and crew making his way through the halls over to Grandma and I
Continuing on down the hall to other residents
My grandma with a whole crowd of great-grandchildren.... my 3 sisters and I were there with our children and I think I also counted 4 other cousins who brought their children.
My Grandma is sure blessed to have so many little visitors!
And, just to add a little history on the trilogy of these days of celebration, here are a few links worth reading....
Catholic Culture's- History of All Hallow's Eve
Catholic Sista's- Of Ghosts, Goblins and Birthdays
Catholic Exchange- All Saints Day article