Saturday, October 30, 2010

Trick or Treating...Day 1

I heard through the grape-vine that kids were trick or treating in Lynden on Saturday this year, even though Halloween falls on a Sunday (probably because Halloween is on Sunday, actually.) I thought we better get in on that action and hit the "Lynden Loop" and swing by the Korthuis Family first since we were going right by their house anyway. I couldn't believe it- they were ALL home! What a treat! First, Macy played with Emily...the only real cheerleader I know these days! Too bad she wasn't in uniform that would have made a darling picture. Hmm. I think we may have to it a game soon for that missed opportunity. :)
Macy sees a potential "friend" coming to meet her...
Nathan is laying low while the girls wait for...
A new little fluff ball!!!! We got our kitty Tilda from Em... I think this is her sister or maybe the next batch...who knows?
Macy did some cheers for us.

And posed with her buddy Nathan!

Then spent some time with Max while Mommy had coffee with Jan (it was delicious, Jan, btw!)
She had a little munch on her pumpkin.
We love you Jan!

Next it was off to Great-Grandma Van Kooten. I've been thinking today how blessed my Grandma must feel to have been the reason, really for all this family she has today. Think about it! She has 4 wonderful, God-fearing sons, who are all married to lovely, Godly wives. Each of those sons had children, so Grandma has 9 grandchildren. Of those, 3 are married, and each of those couples has children numbering Grandma's great-grandchildren 7 strong. Grandma's blood runs through 20 people on this earth! Isn't that crazy to think about?!

I think I feel like Grandma is such a blessing to Macy and I treasure our time with her more because my Grandpa Dale never got to meet our precious baby. I think about him all the time. He would have melted into a puddle every time Macy was around. She would have loved him, too. She would have grabbed his hair, and tried to rip his glasses off, just like she does every time she sees my Dad. Grandpa had a thing for babies. I think he especially melted with little baby girls and Macy would have done him in! Grandma does a pretty good job melting around Macy, though and that little girl ADORES her Great-Grandma!

When we got there we showed off Macy's new tricks and then Grandma went and pulled out her toys. I remember this Fisher Price clock and when I hear the tune it brings me waaaay back to playing on Grandpa and Grandma VK's floor at their old farmhouse. I love memories like that!

A wonderful couple that has kind of "adopted" Grandma as their Mom at their church brought Gram these GORGEOUS flowers yesterday to honor what would have been her and Grandpa's 62nd wedding anniversary. I can't believe Grandma's wedding day was 62 years ago yesterday! What does that feel like? Mine was a little over 4 years ago and I remember it like it was yesterday! Comment, Grandma, does it feel that long ago?

Grandma gave Macy a bag of treats and she really liked the bag!
Check out those boots!

Sweet picture. We love you Grandma!!!!

Next it was off to my other Grammy's house so Macy could smile all over herself at my Grandpa Boyd. What is it with her and MEN!?
Showing off her new tricks for the Shea side of the family.

Tomorrow is the real deal, although we'll be lucky to hit 3 houses in all. Oh well, it's more for the pictures at this stage than the treats, right? :)

Happy Halloween Eve everyone!


  1. Go Huskies!!! Macy, you are one DARLING little cheerleader!

  2. SO glad you came by - what a treat! You are welcome whenever you'd like - the barista machine is always ready to go! Love you both! Thanks for the pics - they're fun!