Roy, Sheena, D, K, A, C and L

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Today was a busy day!  D wanted to wear his spider costume to school but I hadn't fixed the arms from trunk 'r treating yet.  I forgot.  So I frantically applied velcro to each arm and a strip of black fabric.  I wanted the arms connected so that when he moves his arms the spider arms move to.  Otherwise, they just hand limply there and it is hard to even tell what he is.  After all that work, it turns out that NO ONE wears costumes to school anymore.  He was fine but changed into his other shirt for PE and decided not to change back.  Eh, okay. 
After we got D off, the girls and I got ready to head to storytime at D's school.  They do storytime for preschoolers the last Monday of every month.  K decided she didn't want to be Wonder Red anymore.  She wanted to be a dragon/dinosaur.  She put that costume on for storytime and visiting Roy's work.  I didn't get a picture!  I didn't think about it but it is the same costume that D wore three years in a row.  It's just in the toy room so they wear it periodically.  A didn't want to dress up at all.
We went to storytime then headed downtown for the Library.  Our books were due 3 days ago.  I seriously LOVE that our library doesn't have fines.  Since the library is right across the street from Roy's work, we went over to say hi.  The secretaries like to see the kids, especially K as a "scary dragon".  We played at the library for a while.  One of these days I'll have to take some pictures at the library because it is crazy awesome!! 
We headed home for lunch and naps.  Then I got started on dinner.  I asked K if she would like "puking pumpkins and bones" for dinner.  She didn't think she would like that too much.  I thought she would and it turns out I was right:
One of the peppers had a bad spot  (not bad considering I bought them at Costco on October 5!) so instead of just "puking", it also had its brains spilling over.  The kids ate them up.  Literally!  I didn't take any pictures of the bones, but they are breadsticks.  I took the idea from here (scroll down 3 pictures).  They look pretty much like mine do.

After dinner, it was time to toss on our costumes.  K made a switch again.  She decided to be a ladybug.  It's great to have options!  I borrowed that costume from a friend 2 years ago.  This is the 3rd year K has worn it. 



Trick-or-treating was fun.  It was really fun.  I loved watching the kids running from house to house, feeling the crisp air of fall, chatting with neighbors.  I was grateful for the generousity of our neighbors.  People had good candy, even full sized candy bars.  A real delicacy for my children who have never experienced such finery!  We just did a small jaunt around our closest neighbors.  The we loaded in the van and headed to Linda's house.  She is one of the secretaries at Roy's work.  She invites us over every Halloween to get special trick-or-treat bags from her house.  She is always so good to the kids and this year was no different.  Last year A threw up while we were at her house so when we knocked on the door, Linda and Pat jokingly got a tarp out to put down.  Fortunately, no one got sick this year!

 After Linda's house the kids trick-or-treated a few more houses before we headed home for bed.  It was a great Halloween!

1 comment:

Sheena said...

I love that in the K's 3rd year of wearing the costume, you can see half her leg because it is getting too short!