Saturday, November 1, 2008

halloween at VT

oh yes. my halloween was very exciting...i went to mom's. 

they tried to get her to dress up. wear a hat. anything. "that's never been my thing," she said. "what is your thing?" "i don't know..." (sigh)

she did seem to have a good time, though. here she is seeing a lady she sat next to 3 meals a day for 2 years up until about a month ago. she couldn't remember where she knew her from and swears she hasn't seen her for years. but she did recognize her.  

there were lots of children. some were grand and great grandchildren of residents. more were employees' children and i think quite a few were random neighborhood drop-ins.  
i don't know who this one is, but mom couldn't get over how cute he was.

but he didn't look so sure about her. hahahahaha. 

there were games. mom even played one.

the local fire station showed up. there was a very good four piece band and singer. hot dogs were cooked. we saw lots of people from the "other side" we hadn't seen in a while. and several of the folks from the alzheimers floor dressed up. one, Billie, even won the costume contest! all in all it was a pretty good time. the important thing is, mom got out for a change and enjoyed the experience.

here are all the pictures i took.


Lily said...

Aw, I want the little green dragon!

rilera said...

Your Mom looks like she is having fun and that's what life is all about, right? You're such a good son.

Joanne said...

Looks like a fun time was had by all...except for maybe the little one who was a bit leary of Mom. :) You're really a great son, Rick! Your mom looks very happy.

Cinnamin said...

Cute! It certainly does look like fun was had by all! :-) Happy Halloween!

rainbowheart said...

Halloween fun for all! Happy Halloween Rick!

cornbread hell said...

thanks to all for reading and commenting.

i mostly do these mom posts to keep my kids and my sister apprised, but i'm glad someone else appreciates them.

J said...

You're a good son, Rick.