Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween Re-cap

I have to say, Halloween is not my favorite holiday, not even close. In years past, I have dreaded the costume hunting and all the hullaballo. This year was a little different. I asked the boys in September what they wanted to be. Noah wanted to be a pirate, Curtis wasn't sure. As time drew closer I suggested "Indiana Jones" to Curtis and he was all over it. EASY. We had everything we needed for both of their costumes except for a cool hat, which Grandpa Stan provided. I knew I wanted Lucy to be Tinkerbell but couldn't find a costume that I liked. So, I found some cute material, modified a baby dress pattern I already had and spent a few hours at the sewing machine. I had it all finished on Wednesday (except for the wings, which Sam helped me with). I was relatively stress-free!
The week before Halloween, we went to the Pumpkin Patch and picked out perfect pumpkins to sit on our porch. When we got up to pay, they didn't take debit cards (duh!) and I only had a $5 bill. Our pumpkins came to $10. The cute lady next to me in line insisted on paying for our pumpkins but wouldn't take the $5 from me when I offered. So when she wasn't looking, I stuck the money under the door handle in her car. So, cute lady with the 4 adorable blond girls, if you happen to ever see this, THANK YOU! What a generous act of kindness!

So, Halloween morning, I woke up, donned my "Spooky" Halloween tee and got the boys in their costumes and dropped them off at school. They were so excited! At 9:00 I went back to school to help Curtis' class in the Halloween parade (which worked perfectly because Noah's class was right behind us in line). We marched through the school and out on the playground and had a great time. An hour later I went back to school to help at Noah's class party. It was fun..those 1st graders are really cute.
We then came home, carved our pumpkins (finally) and before we knew it, it was time to go Trick-or-Treating. We went to Sam's parents' house and the kids went to a few houses there.

Then we headed to our Trunk-or-Treat and Noah raked in the loot. His bag was ripping from the weight of all his candy! My friend Heather showed up with little Molly and took some darling pictures of Lucy and Molly together. I will post some when she emails them to me.
We then went to our friends', the Bunkers, for a party and hung out there the rest of the evening. We had yummy food and good conversation, the kids were entertained and we had a very enjoyable time. I must say, Lucy was the hit of the party where ever we went that day...she was so happy and looked adorable in her costume.
When we got home that night, Noah said his stomach hurt (I wonder why!?!) and he proved it early the next morning by throwing up in bed! When Sam was putting on clean sheets, he found about 12 candy wrappers stashed next to Noah's bed. Hmmm, couldn't have been all that candy he ate, could it?
So, all in all, we had a great Halloween. I actually really enjoyed it and especially loved seeing how happy and excited the kids were. Maybe I won't dread it so much next year!


joey said...

So cute, your little Tinkerbell is darling!

girlygirl said...

I'm glad you had so much fun! Your kids were so cute and I LOVED spending Halloween with you!