March Inn

Why"March Inn?" March Inn was the name of that magic place where I spent my summers growing up. I have alluded to this place before, and I probably will again. March Inn is no longer standing. The waters of Katrina rendered it unlivable so my children will never know that "March Inn." That makes me sad. In fact it brings me to tears whenever I think about it. I want my children to have their own "March Inn," and I want to capture our lives as they are growing and changing. I invite you to "march inn" to our lives. My hope is that you will catch glimpses of the real world. You will see our creations. You will see our chaos. You will see our affection. You will also see our frustrations, fears, and disappointments. Enjoy your march!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Runaway Bunny

My eldest boy has a vivid imagination for Halloween costumes. Last year, at two, he came up with the idea of the big bad wolf on his own. This year he decided that he wanted to be a bunny and Walker could be the carrot. Mary Frances actually bit on this idea and locked onto the idea of being the mommy bunny and Stephen could be the baby bunny with Walker as the carrot. I loved the idea as Margaret Wise Brown's book The Runaway Bunny has always been among my favorites, and I really wanted them to dress as a theme.

As always I procrastinated on creating their costumes but with good reason this year {at least that's what I'm telling myself}. Frank and I just couldn't decide if we wanted to ensure we were back from our trip to Florida in time to trick-or-treat. If we weren't going to be back from Florida there was no reason to have costumes. Well, we decided we would make the effort to be home around dusk because we realize there are going to be far too few years that our children not only want to trick-or-treat together.

I'm so glad we did! They were super excited to arrive home and throw on their costumes. In reality we only went to a handful of houses, but they had a ball during the time we were out. This is definitely the most they have ever gotten into Halloween and we might have been on the street for thirty minutes.

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