I'm thinking about you today and all the good times we had making costumes, dressing up, and trick-or-treating with our cousins. And for some reason I remember you dressing up right along with us kids. Or am I mixing up Halloween with your famous birthday clown appearances?
At any rate, in preparation for a Halloween party, we spent the afternoon working on our costumes. I had decided to be fun—for once—and dress up myself. There was a big bag of balloons in my room just waiting to be turned into a bunch of grapes! Amabel agreed to help by wearing my old purple sweatshirt while I stitched on balloons. Well, then you can pretty much guess what happened. . . After we finished, the costume looked a whole lot cuter on her than it did on me!
We then started on Ellen's ghost costume and I was working on the fit of her hood and eye holes when I started to laugh out loud, watching the two girls bumble about together. "Who are you laughing at, Mama," Amabel said, "Me or Ellen?"
"Both of you!" I replied, "and Papa too!" (Because he was down in the basement working on a secret costume that he refused to tell us about!) And then I convinced the girls to go outside for a quick photo by saying "Aunt Debbie would love to see a scary ghost and a huge bunch of grapes!"
Now I've got to pull something together for myself (because I don't think I can squeeze into Amabel's nurse costume). Any ideas?!