Erik Quinn: The Heart of a Family: Treats

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Treats



We were invited to attend a harvest festival/Halloween celebration at a nearby local church by Dominick's family. It was a very well-planned, well-staffed party with plenty to do and see. It was great. We tried knocking on the doors of brightly-painted cardboard houses, and children inside would emerge to give Erik candy. Erik was largely uninterested in the candy or activities and didn't say a single word the whole time we were there, but he didn't cry, either. He insisted we hold him while we were there and did seem to enjoy watching the other children from the safety of our arms. After making our rounds there, we went back to our friends' house (through the quiet door), ordered pizza, and made cocktails while trick-or-treaters made their way through the most impressive Halloween display I have ever set eyes on, including a talking head in a ball, a glowing witch half-buried in the ground, and an illuminated skeleton in a tree. I love watching what having children has done to my friends! After Baby Cecilia went down for the night, Erik was instantly more interactive with everyone, including Dominick, and we enjoyed dinner together. When it was time to go, we went out the noisy way to admire the decorations, and Erik did just fine, although we were warned to avoid one witch in particular that was reportedly endowed with a few extra decibels than the rest.

All in all, it was a very good night.

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12 Comments:

Blogger Julie said...

Glad you had a good time. By the way you look amazing.

11:06 AM  
Blogger Kim, Grandma to Ava,ws said...

I love that picture! You look great, Nancy. Sounds like Halloween was a success, or at least better than the day before. It's so disheartening, isn't it? Two steps forward, three steps back. I hope it helps to know that a whole lot of people care about you!

Love, Kim

11:13 AM  
Blogger Kerry said...

He looks great! YOU look mighty HOT :) Congrats on keeping it off~

12:25 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Wonderful photo! Sounds like an enjoyable evening. Avery was a bit suspicious of all the going-ons but managed quite nicely, and was unusually silent during trick-or-treating. Nonetheless, we had a terrific "family" night and Mike got a nice meal in honor of his 40th Bday and I got some good pics.
XOXO
Amy

12:40 PM  
Blogger Every minute counts.... said...

Glad things went well. You both look great!

Noel

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Gua said...

Yessssss! It was great to hear Erik ROARRRRRR at himself in the mirror. We hoped beyond hope that you all would have a good time. You were gutsy to attempt doing the party. As always, your gut feeling was right. Glad you went with it!

Love, Mom

1:36 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

I'm glad you guys had a good time. Awesome pic!!!

1:52 PM  
Blogger camille said...

You look FANTASTIC!! WOW, girl, you got it going on :)

4:18 PM  
Blogger THE PASLAY'S OF MOUNTAIN HOME said...

I AM SO HAPPY TO HEAR THAT YOU ALL HAD A GOOD/FUN HALLOWEEN! AND LOOK AT THAT BOY JUST A GRINNIN! CAN THERE BE A CUTER LION?????

WATCH YOUR MAIL NEXT WEEK.... WE HAVE LOTS OF PHOTOS TO SEND YOU GUYS! SCHOOL AND HALLOWEEN PHOTOS.

BIG HUGS,
DAWNITA

4:36 PM  
Blogger kathi said...

Loved the picture, you both look so happy! Glad y'all enjoyed it so much. Good times!

5:56 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

what a great picture! Glad to hear he did well w/all the noise and activity!

9:31 PM  
Blogger Rosemarie said...

LOVE THE PIC!

12:48 AM  

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