31 October 2006

A "booo"tiful night

Wow, I had a lot of fun tonight! The more I think about our little Halloween extravaganza, the more I realize how much fun it was! It was freezing -- literally, I think -- but fun! We had some great hotdogs (we gave away all but 7 including the 2 that visitors dropped on the ground) and the hot cider was a big success. We saw a lot of neighbors, most of whom expressed thanks for our recovery post-accident and many said we had been in their prayers, which was just lovely. We got to see the little three-month old baby of a neighbor girl who is just a child herself; she brought her daughter out specifically to see us. We got to talk with some kids from the housing project on the corner and find out a little bit more about them. We got to see some cousins -- Dennis' brother and kids stopped by and that was fun. In fact, Annalivia got to interact with lots of little ones without leaving the driveway and for two mostly immobile parents, that was grand. And most of all, we just got to be good neighbors, which, sadly, we do not practice often enough.
So -- I'm already thinking about next year's Halloween hot dog event and how we will make it more hospitable. It's such an inexpensive way to make contact with folks. Ballpark Franks were $.99/ pkg and buns were $.89. Throw in two gallons of cider and we're up to less than $10. And it was just so nice to do something focused just a little tiny ways beyond ourselves. So nice.

Here we are -- the King and Queen and their little pet Unicorn. See how much fun we had?


net said...

How awesome! And creative - both the costumes and the hot dogs!

Dawn C said...

MAN! And I missed it??!!

April, we did that for a few years - served goodies for the adults taking the kids out - it was a GREAT way to minister in the neighborhood! Too cool! (We did coffee too, natch - what else??) ;)

You guys made GREAT royalty and your pet unicorn is simply too adorable for words.

Queen of Carrots said...

I love your costumes! I couldn't think of anything until the last minute, but I so want to be more prepared next year.

Anonymous said...

How could I have forgotten such an important thing???


Crystal said...

You guys are sooooo cute! I LOVE the costumes!!!!!! I had glitter in my hair, that's the most I've ever dressed up!

You rock April!!


Jim and Amy Rennie said...

Cutie unicorn!! :) BTW, Ashleigh and Keith are having a girl. :) AND . . .yes, we are okay, thank you for asking. We just really like that poem. Reminds us that out of every bad time comes a song.