It seems like with having Henry around, making sure to participate/celebrate holidays is so much more important. During this past October Conference, President Monson said something that made me and Johann really think about part of our job as parents:
"If you have children who are grown and gone, in all likelihood you have occasionally felt pangs of loss and the recognition that you didn’t appreciate that time of life as much as you should have. Of course, there is no going back, but only forward. Rather than dwelling on the past, we should make the most of today, of the here and now, doing all we can to provide pleasant memories for the future."With that always in our minds, we're doing our best to make sure we have plenty of pleasant family memories for Henry to look back on. We love him so much and want him to have all the joy available.
While Halloween may not be the best of holidays as far as meaning, it is definitely a fun one. Henry seemed to have a lot of fun playing outside in the leaves and taking pictures. He didn't even seem to mind having his costume on including the hat.
Since most of the people from Wymount loaded their kids in the car and drove off for parties and trick-or-treating elsewhere we decided to try and get rid of some of our candy by going to some of our friends apartments and giving them the candy we don't need in the house. We ended up at my old apartment and saw some of my roommates which was fun then headed to Josh and Rachel's. We stayed for dinner (thanks again!) and dessert and just had fun talking until one little scarecrow got all tuckered out and we had to go home for night nights.
Hopefully Henry will be able to look back at the pictures of this first Halloween with some pleasure!
*Note-sorry for probably putting too many pictures-I just can't resist!
Henry caught in a 'tornado'! Isn't Kelly creative? Its also appropriate since we were planning on Johann going as Tin man and I was going to be Dorthy, but we just didn't have time. Next year, right?
Henry with Rachel and Josh. He sure does like Rachel; he's a little unsure of how he feels about Josh since they have to compete for Rachel's attention. haha. Silly boy.