Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween insanity

Since Halloween Scrooge has already covered the negative aspects of the day, I'll share the highlights:

The kids love halloween. They love to dress up. Thanks to the Stringhams for outfitting our little duck and granting Ellie's wish to be a witch this year. Joey was a fairly friendly looking vampire (I only got one photo with the fangs). Robbie took the easy way out as a soccer player.

They also love the parade at school. Except for one sad little duck, who really wanted to be in the parade too.

And of course they love the class parties. This year I was in charge of Robbie's class party, so it was a crazy morning—I had to have all the kids (in costume) and party supplies at school by nine, and finally got home around noon, long enough to pick up a few things before heading back to pick up the kids at 1:05.
Then we headed to the church for the cub scout party. Robbie and Joey got to be mummified, plus they played games, had a treasure hunt and decorated cupcakes.
After that we headed to grandparent's houses for trick-or-treating. Of course Ainsley fell asleep in the car, but woke up at the last stop, Great-grandma Clayton's. It was all I could do to not fall asleep too.
By the time we made it home for dinner I was almost agreeing with Halloween Scrooge. After some Jamba Juice, I caught my second wind, and enjoyed taking the kids to a few favorite neighbors for trick-or-treating. One of our neighbors hands out freshly made scones, and another makes flowers or swords out of balloons.  It really was fun. Best of all, the kids knew they were leaving their candy out for the great pumpkin, so they were content to head home and watch Scooby Doo and the Goblin King. Sure enough the great pumpkin came and traded all their candy for some small toys—Ellie & Ainsley got Polly Pockets, Joey got an Iron Man action figure, Robbie got the latest installment in the Alex Rider series, and we got a candy-free house! 

1 comment:

Julie said...

MICHELLE! It was so great to hear from you on my blog and please use those quotes - spread the love :-).

Anyway, after reading about your Halloween and then Rob's post I've come to the conclusion that we're living parallel lives. I think I'm married to the same guy - haha! Really, he gets home from work and sees me in my Elphaba get-up and just rolls his eyes and asks exactly what is expectetd of him for the night - lol! I was so exhausted when we got home from school after the parade and parties that it was all I could do to keep my eyes open as well. Why do we do this to ourselves?? It's because we're the MOM and we want our kids to have great Halloween memories - even if it means the next day the house is a disaster and the kids are on sugar highs :-).

Your house looks amazing - i'm jealous. I'm going to have to come over and take a look - a good excuse to see you again since there isn't any more swimming at the club. Take care.