Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween 2010

Halloween 2010 was a blast this year. Not sure when Halloween turned into a three day event, but that's exactly what it is. It started off Friday morning with the costume parade at school. Then, both kids had parties in their classes. I'm room mom for Will's classroom so I had a little more to do there. Here's Will's class in front of the big pumpkin.

And, Kaity's class.

And, Kaity with some of her girlfriends.

After school it was time for Cloverbuds (which happens the last Friday of every month.) And, of course, the kids were all sugared up from their parties. They were a good group and were pretty well-behaved for as much candy as they had eaten. That night, we headed to Hawthorne for a party for one of Kaity's friends. It was fun, but exhausting.

Saturday, we mostly stuck around the house (although the kids did both get new boots). Larry came over and carved pumpkins with us. Kaity had one the pumpkin from her classroom, Larry had bought two pumpkins, I had bought one big pumpkin and a couple small ones so we ended up with several jack-o-lanterns.

Will is actually flinging seeds here - not stabbing the pumpkin.

And, the finished products all lit up.

And, our fall display during the day. It's been so warm that they probably have a day or two left before the compost pile gets them.

Kaity dressed as a can can dancer this year. We ordered costumes online and this one was surprisingly well made and cute.

Demonstrating the can can dance.

Will was Jenga Fett (the bounty hunter) from Star Wars.

And, I was a candy corn witch (ordered from the pre-teen section so it's not too risque).

This year, the Harvest Festival fell on Halloween weekend, so the kids and I worked the 4-H booth that morning. That afternoon, we headed to Evinston to trick-or-treat and party with the United Methodist Church. It was super fun. We knew a lot of the kids and families from school, 4-H, t-ball and soccer. Evinston is a really tiny community just south of Micanopy. They actually call all the local neighbors ahead of time to see if they want trick-or-treaters and then plan a route. We had hot dogs and smores first and then walked the route. Kaity ended up onliy being carried the last couple houses. And, the houses are pretty far apart. We also got started at 4 with the party and were finished by 7:15 so this was great for a school night. Definitely lots of fun.

All in all a good, but exhausting, weekend. I'm so glad halloween only comes once a year.


Jen said...

Wow, that's a lot of Halloween! Sounds like fun, though. I love both your and Kaity's costumes, especially her matching pantaloons.

Dora said...

Darling kids. I can hardly wait to see them when I come for Scot's wedding.


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