Thursday, November 05, 2009

Halloween

On the journey to Olivia, I put a post-it note on my monitor with a quote by Jean de la Bruyere - "Out of difficulties grow miracles" (it's still there - we need a few more miracles). Never did I imagine that a flower this beautiful would grow out of that long, difficult wait.We went trick or treating with (who else!?) my great-nieces and great-nephew and of course Jenny. Another friend joined us later. Jenny's kids are all from Wizard of Oz (poor Minnesotan kids have to wear coats over their dresses!) We have Dorothy, Glinda the Good Witch and Toto. We decided that Olivia was a poppy from the poppy field so that she fit the theme :)
What a fun night! Jenny brought homemade wild rice soup, we sipped apple cider, we all ate too much candy and the kids fell asleep all over the house while Jenny and I talked and the Daddies watched football. Just look at that face! I get and give a thousand kisses a day and I LOVE my little blossoming flower!

13 comments:

Jill said...

Too cute! I love your little "poppy"!

Jennifer said...

Very cute bunch. Sounds like a very fun night. =) Glad I got to chat with Jenny the night before her birthday. Love to ya.

Kathy C. said...

She's adorable.

Jodie said...

Too cute!!!

Lisa said...

What an adorable and WARM costume! She was soooo worth the wait!

May God work miracles for your family quickly!

Chris said...

Love it! She is the cutest little flower ever!

Dan and Karen said...

Precious beyond words, savor those hugs and kisses, they will carry you through the difficult times.

So very happy that Olivia is home with you!

Karen

Beth said...

Precious! Hope was a flower for her first Halloween home, too. Very similar costume. I remember echoing your same sentiment, too. Adorable.

Greg's Wife said...

She is pure joy.

Shannon said...

Olivia is so cute! Love her costume as well!

Katy said...

OH my goodness she is CUTE!!! =)

Tracy said...

She is such a cute poppy - and all the kdis are adorable! YAY! You have a kid for Halloween!

Jenny said...

I'll second Tracy's "you have a KID for Halloween!" It was SO much fun! And, next... Christmas!!! So glad we get to be together!!!!!!!!

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