Last weekend I hosted a fall costume party for Allie and three of her friends. Allie loves Halloween, but I am not really a Halloween supporter. I just have never gotten into it. As a kid, my family only went trick-or-treating maybe twice and most of my memories are of going to fall festivals at my church and playing silly games like bobbing for apples and eating donuts hanging from the ceiling.
I know a lot of people get into it, but to me... it just feels like Satan's holiday or something. Ha! Even though we don't do Halloween really, I still wanted Allie to have a Halloween-like costume party without all the cob-webby, spidery, scary-witch-over-a-cauldron Halloween stuff.
So we decorated the dining room with crepe paper, pumpkins, and candles.
Challenge Farm in Kenya. Challenge Farm is a home and school to roughly 130 children in Kitale, Kenya. These kids have been taken from hopeless lives- searching for food, fighting for survival, running from police, and doing whatever it required to deal with the emotional pain and wounds from this life. At Challenge Farm, these kids get 24/7 care and most importantly, love, something most of them have barely experienced prior to coming to CF. My friend Ashley's family is really involved with CF and I jumped at the chance to involve Allie and her friends. I want them all to know they can make a difference in people's lives TODAY, even in small ways like sending letters. It means so much to these kids!
Each of the girls picked out a different Kenyan girl to write to. Zach and I wrote to the boys. :)
Here they are making silly faces at their last stop!
Cute Payton, the hocus-pocus witch