Graciella

graciella

After four days in Corinth, Mississippi and around 11 hours of total windshield time, Sunday afternoon I was absolutely exhausted. But as soon as I rolled to a stop in front of my house upon my return, it was time to head down the street to our neighborhood Halloween carnival. I had the 5pm shift at the Bobbing For Apples station, so there wasn't much time to spare. We strapped the twins into the stroller, got costumes on Sloane and Hunter and headed out the door. By the time we got there, the chaos was in full force. I had a few minutes to absorb it all and then it was time to man my station. The plastic apples didn't necessarily cooperate and usually ended-up floating upside down making it next to impossible to bite the stems and pull apples out for a prize. But the kids didn't seem to mind, and neither did I. (They still got a prize, regardless of getting an apple or not...shhhhh...don't tell!!)

A few minutes before my shift ended, the prettiest little fairy showed-up to bob for apples. Her name was Graciella, and I do believe she was one of the prettiest fairies I've ever seen...

She was dead-set on getting one of those apples, but I didn't want her to ruin her pretty face-painting job! She didn't seem to care, and in the end it didn't really matter because despite her getting wet, the paint didn't smear or rub-off one single bit!

Watching the kids do almost anything to get a piece of candy or a little plastic toy was most definitely a fulfilling way to spend the afternoon. Despite being tired, I wouldn't have had it any other way.