November 02, 2008

What Feels Good

For Halloween, during the day, I did something a bit different this year. Sophia, Lulu and I, joined Lori and Meredith and their children for a visit to a nursing home. The children passed out treats to the seniors. Several of the seniors were incredibly thrilled to see the children, especially with them donning adorable costumes. And, many of the Seniors were wearing costumes themselves! They received sugar free candies, homemade cards and notes.

I was very proud of the girls. They did very well with their manners and with passing out the treats.
I left there with a great feeling and lots of warm fuzzies. It felt good to do a little something extra, rather than simply putting Sophia in a costume.

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And here's my Best Shot below. The lovely lady couldn't get enough of Sophia. And it melted my heart.

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17 comments:

Megan said...

your photos just brought tears to my eyes. what a lovely idea and you captured some incredible moments. i hope you bring copies to the seniors!

Mel said...

Sniffsniff Greaat idea, beautiful pictures. We'll join you next year!

spread your wings said...

yeah brought tears to my eyes as well. something about old folks and little ones together. How sweet that you all did this. Beautiful last shot.

Mia's Mama said...

What a lovely idea. Mia spent some time with her greatgrandmother this weekend, and it's always so touching to see how they both love to be together.

Looks like you'll have a huge posse next year, b/c we'd LOVE to join you, too :)

All your shots are beyond wonderful, but I can see how the last one tugged at your heart a bit more.

Stephanie said...

I love all the shots but especially the last one. You did a great thing by visiting those seniors.

Christina said...

Oh, this is beautiful! What a wonderful thing to do. I would love to do this with N, but she's terrified of older people - even her Great Grandma, whom she talks about every time but yet hides her face when we see her.

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

what a wonderful idea. :) this series of pictures brought tears to my eyes, especially the last two shots. i just love this. :)

Golightly said...

I love that you guys did that! I've been wanting to do something like that with Harrison (and feed the homeless at a shelter) but 1. I don't know where to go to do that right now and 2. He's only 3 1/2 so I'll wait a bit longer. (for the homeless shelter part).

Wonderful pictures.

Amy Jo said...

Wow! I just got tears in my eyes. Thanks for those great shots, and a great idea for next year!

Killlashandra said...

What an awesome idea! Thank you so much for posting pictures. I think this sounds like a wonderful thing for my 4H kids to do for Halloween next year. I think everyone would love it. I'm so glad you had a chance to do this. :)

Joanna said...

Ditto on the great idea! Good for you. I love all of the seniors dressed up, but the womans hand holding Sophia's at the end is so touching. Great capture.

albertaphotography said...

bless your cotton pickin' heart! What a wonderful, wonderful thing to do. I hope you and your children do it again.

Yvonne in Austin said...

Nothing like a little giving instead of taking for the holidays - even Halloween! I love the older women in Halloween costumes :) Sophia and LuLu are so cute - very sweet! :)

Bunny said...

Oh, that last one is just beautiful. It certainly is the best shot. What a wonderful opportunity for Halloween giving!

Vick said...

What a wonderful thing for y'all to do!! I love the pictures, and love the idea :)

Mollie said...

That's just fabulous! Happy Karma heading your way and what a great experience for the kids (and the residents)!!

anja said...

tear in my eye, what a lovely blessed thing to do..we'll join you next year too..