Happy Halloween 2017 & Goodbye to October!

October 31, 2017

We hope you all have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

We have had some fun with my mom the whole month of October! It's amazing that today is the end of October already. Halloween has always been a fun month for us, while my mom has had FTD. October has treated us well this year again.

My mom has loved her Halloween decorations in her room. Her room has been decked out all month long. I did a Halloween door contest for the fun of it and the "Do Not Enter" door decoration is the WINNER! I'm pretty sure my mom wouldn't mind having this decoration up all year long! :) Her decorations will me coming down soon. Thank you to everyone who participated in voting!

My mom enjoyed the trunk or treat at assisted living this year. This event was held last week. She would go and grab handfuls of treats from every vehicle and she made everyone laugh. She loved seeing a dog dressed up as a pumpkin. She was able to have Nate and Sammy (her son and granddaughter) go a long with her to trunk or treat. The assisted living provided chili, corn bread muffins, candy, drinks, and treats. It was a fun time for everyone!

Paul carved a pumpkin to help support Frontotemporal Dementia. I haven't seen many pumpkins for FTD. I mostly see pumpkins for Alzheimer's. #EndFTD #ThinkFTD

Paul bought a monkey head from Walmart earlier this month. He wore the monkey head coming out of Walmart to make my mom smile & laugh. It worked. I decided to put the monkey head on one day too,  just to see my mom smile. My mom kept calling me a "weirdo". That's probably the first time that I have had my mom call me a "weirdo". I guess I will admit, that I was being a weirdo that day.

I challenge you all to do something for someone else .. .. .. ..


It's a rewarding feeling to see someone smile because of something you have done.

We hope you have had a great October and we are looking forward to November!

Goodbye, October! We welcome, November, tomorrow!

P.S. to myself. I just want to note this for me to remember. I was showing my mom photos of her Halloween 2014. I thought for sure she would remember this Halloween. It was a fun Halloween and something she spoke about daily, that year. I was surprised when she told me, just the other day, that she doesn't remember that time. It shouldn't be a surprise to me to hear that, but it still is.

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  1. Loads of fun - the Monkey head is epic!! xx #fortheloveofBLOG

  2. I am glad you could make the holiday fun and find things that brought your family and your mom joy. Hugs!

  3. It's certainly rewarding when you see someone smile, and it looks like your Mum was smiling loads throughout these Halloween activities. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x


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