A couple of days before Halloween, I drew Dezmond a "treasure map" to follow, to help him draw his name. He asked if it was Pirate Pete's treasure map. I assured him it was, and my Halloween costume idea was born!!
Cayman just felt TRAPPED!!!
Amelia and I had picked a BUNCH of green beans from the community garden, and she snapped at least half of them, so I decided to bottle them before they dried out. It didn't take long, and was a perfect way to spend less than an hour before the Trick-or-Treaters started to arrive!
Denzel and Cayman came over, and showed off their costumes! Amelia was SO creative making Dezmond's robot costume...he loves playing "Ro-bot!" with Grandpa, and he loves the color RED! It was the ideal costume!!
During one of the rounds of Trick-or-Treaters, a deep male voice asked how I was doing while I handed out the candy. I kept in "pirate character" as I answered, "Arrrrgghhh!! I don't know...I can't see you! Who is it??" He told me his name, and I squealed as I jumped up to give him a hug! It was one of Denzel's good friends from high school!! I invited him in, we talked about him, about Denzel, about life changes, etc., and three hours later, we were saying good-bye!!! There's some far-reaching things going on here!!!