If I was a flower growing wild and free, all I’d want is for you to be my sweet honey bee.

25 Oct

Tonight was the Nashotah house Fall Festival. The festival first started with Trick or Treating around the campus and followed with snacks and games in the gymnasium.  There were some absolutely adorable costumes!  Adeline’s best friend, Margaret, was a beautiful butterfly.  As someone else put it, “They float like a butterfly and sting like a bee!”  Our good friend, Robert, who is two days older than Adeline, was an adorable puppy dog.  There was a Winnie the Pooh, Sarah Palin, a knight, a few other puppy dogs, princesses, ballerinas, and all sorts of other great costumes.  We had blast!

As you can see, Adeline was the most adorable little bee.  Thank you, mom, for the costume!  It was a huge hit…with everyone but Adeline!  She didn’t mind it so much at first but it got awfully hot in that gym so we had to take it off and become a Baseball Fan as she had her St. Louis Cardinals onesie on underneath.

After the gymnasium there was a hayrack ride in search of the Black Monk who haunts the Nashotah grounds and scary stories told around a bonfire.  The three of us did not participate in these events but are looking forward to by our senior year here.

It was beautiful to see most of the community children together.  They were all so joyous simply to be together, have some snacks, decorate a pumpkin, and ride on some bails of hay.  It was also nice for the adults to spend time together in the midst of the chaos.  So often when we are all together our conversation focuses on the state of the church, theology, or other serious matters.  It was nearly impossible to think of these things with little monkeys and cowboys running around!

So at the end of a very long and joyous day, I am thankful for bean bag tosses, caramel apples, simply decorated pumpkins, and innocent little bees with tulle wings.

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2 Responses to “If I was a flower growing wild and free, all I’d want is for you to be my sweet honey bee.”

  1. Matthew October 26, 2008 at 1:25 pm #

    She’s a pretty cute little bugger.

  2. Julie October 27, 2008 at 3:14 pm #

    Thanks for the shout-out! I love your blog and especially your cute little bumble bee. She was (and always is) adorable!
    Love, Robert’s Mommy

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