October 28th, 2008 | by Matt |

We went to someone’s house tonight for dinner and pumpkin carving with a group of our good friends, and it was a fun time. Of course my mind was on Kevin a few times, as it is at random these days with Halloween approaching. I could picture him running around with the other kids and screaming and laughing. But I have found recently that I am better at enjoying moments and not having sad thoughts come into my mind. The thought of carving pumpkins without him (he only got to try it once) or even gathering costumes and trick-or-treating seems a little more okay now. A little more manageable. It’s become a bit easier to save the sad thoughts for quieter times and enjoy the moment for what it is.

Last Halloween was so memorable with Kevin. He had the cutest little skunk costume, which he got lots of compliments on. He wore it several times, to the zoo, to my work, the parade, and trick-or-treating. He didn’t seem to mind wearing it, and in fact had quite a tantrum after trick-or-treating because he didn’t want to be done and take it off. I remember carving pumpkins with him the day before Halloween. He kind of drew a little design (with help) and I cut it out and that was his pumpkin. He didn’t get it. But he did like playing in the pumpkin guts and helping pull them all out.

He didn’t eat much candy, but he loved suckers. Especially around Halloween, he would always pick the suckers out of all the candy and he would always want one in his mouth. Looking back through the pictures it made me laugh to see how many of them had a sucker in them.

Below are some of my favorite videos and pictures from Fall/Halloween last year.

Youtube Videos:

Kevin jumping at the pumpkin patch

Skunk temper tantrum

Pumpkin Carving



  1. 3 Responses to “Halloween”

  2. By Jeni on Oct 29, 2008 | Reply

    Great pictures. Halloween reminds me of Kevin as well–with his adorable costume and so close to his birthday. I remember all the women going crazy over the “little stinker” at the SDC. I also remember a moment when he had an open sucker in each hand and one in his mouth…quite the sucker fanatic.

  3. By Stephanie on Oct 30, 2008 | Reply

    I am glad you are starting to enjoy yourself more at the social events. I thought of you and Dawn several times that night and wondered how you were doing. I know you think of him all the time and I must admit, I thought of Kevin several times that evening too. With his birthday approaching, I also want you to know that I will be thinking of you all that day.

  4. By Aunt Liz on Nov 7, 2008 | Reply

    We are missing sharing Kevin’s birthday with him and you all this year. His life was short but not small! Your web site reminds us all that Kevin was living large! Our love and prayers are with you on this very special day!