I am aware that a lot of friends disagree with celebrating Halloween. That is fine. We however think it is fine to celebrate in our home. It is not a celebration of evil, or just a day to get candy for us. It is about family and tradition for us. Rik grew up celebrating Halloween. I didn’t. He has so many wonderful memories, and wanted to have those same memories with his children. For my kids it is a way to use their imaginations and get to be anything they want for a night. Piper wanted to be a pop star, she loves to sing and dance and thought it would be fun to pretend for a night! Charlie loves Jake and the Neverland Pirates. You should have seen his face light up when we found the costume. He begged to wear it everyday for a week! We put it on and he acted like a pirate all night. I was adorable! We also used last night as an opportunity to meet our neighbors, which we have wanted to do since we moved in.
If you disagree with us, Im sorry. We just love any excuse to dress up and use our imaginations; to make memories with our family; to share life with our neighbors. We don’t even bring up the scary or the evil. We focus on the fun. we teach our children to be in the world and be a light to those who are in the darkness. Thats what Jesus did. He was out with the lost and needy!
All that said, here are some pics from our night! The kids had a blast! Memories where made!