Sunday, October 25, 2009

"Come feed the 60-lb butterfly" and other such tales!

This past Saturday we had our Community Halloween Carnival for Bagdad. Morgan has become a staple at this event, making balloon animals until his fingers are sore from tying and he is hoarse. And yet, he is always faithful at doing it all over the next year!! What a man!! This year our booth was called, "Balloons for Bailey" and the money we made we are giving to a family that just lost their 5-year-old son to throat cancer. Bailey and his mom and dad live here in Bagdad and they are such a wonderful family. We wanted to do something that shows that we care. And although the 107.00 that we earned on Saturday may only pay for one dose of medicine, we hope the message of love will help them even more!

We also did something new this year. We had Dot dressed up as a "dainty butterfly" and we had a sign that said..."Feed the 60-pound butterfly---1 ticket" It was a BIG hit!!! Kids loved her and adults thought she was the coolest thing ever!

I feel really bad that I don't have many pictures...but I was trying to help Morgan blow up balloons the whole time and keep Will at bay(not easy)... so forgive my lack of digital journaling.

Lund loved to tell kids all about how awesome Dot is....

Here is my little Scooby Doo!!!

He did not want to keep the "head" on because he said it was "Too heby!"

And here he is during the carnival... half dressed, crazed, and sliding into Dot the poor tortiose! Remind me to get a sitter next year!


Shumaker said...

That looks like it would of been a ton of fun. I miss Bagdad and all the family friendly everything they had there. I really miss my friends. It is hard to believe that we have not been there for 5 years now. I am trying despritely to come and visit this next year. We will see if I can manage it.

nickndest said...

How fun! I love your butterfly.