Thursday, October 13, 2011

Once Upon A Time . . .

when the kids and the grand kids
were tiny tots . . .

This little hobo guy Scott
was three years old in this photo. 
And this was the first Halloween costume I made.

is one of our "family gathering" times. 
The kids come home and bring their friends too.

It has changed and grown over the years
but it seems no matter what the
"sheep still come home"
Ganny's red chili plus white chicken chili
and pumpkin bars
 are part of the tradition.

we usually have a walk
around the neighborhood
to trick and treat. 

Amanda is now seventeen and Cody is twenty. 
They love the red chili.
Their dad Scott likes the red too
but their mom Sue
is a red and white gal.

Tyler is seventeen and Jordon is thirteen
and I think their vote is for the red chili. 
Their mom Suzie and their dad Michael
don't have a preference, they just say
"bring both of them on!" 

The costumes were made by me,
 exception being Jordon's elephant costume.
It was a store purchase but
reconstructed so he could wear it.

Loving it isn't he!!!!

How fast the days go by.
I hope each of you are enjoying
your family traditions as much as we are.

What about you,
red chili or white chicken chili?


TexWisGirl said...

oh these are cute! such a great family tradition to continue to share!

Jill said...

The pictures and memories are priceless! You are one talented costume maker. :)

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Great costumes.

Lovely post too.

I don't know about chili bards
I have never tasted them here in Ireland.!

Have a great weekend.


At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Lynne, Just loved seeing your beautiful family and all the great costumes. Don't you just love having a house full, something (Chili) cooking on the stove, laughter and hugs. It's what life is all about Loved your bitterweet post, and the awesome wreath! Have a great weekend my friend. Love, Penny