November 2, 2010

Halloween Hullabaloo 2010

I know, I know... it's November! Halloween is over. I feel compelled, however, as this blog has taken place of scrapbooking religiously or keeping any sort of baby book (not that I was ever successful at that anyway) to share our Halloween stories and pictures.

So, in the interest of limiting the torture to a very small amount, I am cramming Halloween 2010 into one giant post (well, besides this one)...

Hang with me, won't you?

Our meetup's Boo Bash, October 17th:



Prior to the R Family's Annual Halloween Bash, October 23rd. Sassy (per usual sequence) decided that she didn't want to be the purple unicorn this time. So, she threw together her own costume, utilizing items from her closet and the dress-up bin. I must say, I was rather impressed. I ♥ this girl's style!




I spent the week prior to Halloween weekend slaving over a hot stove with my thinking cap on, coming up with fun Halloween-themed lunches. On the menu this day: bat sandwiches, monster bones, and goblin eyeballs. It is a-mazing how well children will eat when you call things goblin eyeballs. Just sayin'...



Next, it was PAT Move'N'Groove, Halloween Edition. Always a fun one. Notice Sassy was back to the unicorn.



Sassy's classroom party was Friday afternoon. To conclude Red Ribbon Week, each of the kids was allowed to dress up as their favorite storybook character. I don't remember schools ever being anti-Halloween before... do you? But, for the FALL party, they were able to dress up. Sassy brought in Goldilicious, which features a unicorn.

Each class sits outside their classroom in a line, and they parade up and down the halls, one at a time, to show off their costumes, holding their storybooks. Very cute.

I, being the terrible mama busy mama that I am, barely had time to run home from work and grab the treats before the parade, so I left my camera at home. Sad face. I did, however, use my phone to capture a glimpse of the treats we brought to share... these adorable "witches broomsticks" and spider ring cheese and crackers!

After the parade, we ate snacks, made a couple of crafts, and played the Hooky Spooky (like Hokey Pokey... get it??). It was so much fun!



Friday evening was Sassy's dance Halloween party. I had planned to take Tink to her My Gym party first, and then Sassy to her dance party, but Tink was still not feeling 100% from those darned ear infections, so Sassy, Nana, and I had a ladies night. And, since Sassy was totally tired of her unicorn costume from the first party of the day, she went with option #2 again. Yes, it's exhausting for me, too...




Saturday, we Ty finally got around to decorating pumpkins. We took the easy peasy road this Halloween...



Saturday evening, our rec center had a little Halloween party for the kids. Naturally, I took the chance to get a few shots of the girls before we left the house, full-costume.





With $2 admission, we just had to check it out, and they did a really great job! Number one on my list of high-fives for the rec center was the fact that they gave out very little candy. It was mostly the trinkety stuff, which can be a pain in and of itself, but way better than sugar, sugar, sugar! Thanks!



Finally, it was Halloween morning... Sassy spent some time with Nana watching the Monster High special on TV while Tink helped Mommy and Daddy grocery shop. But first, I had to get a few shots of her playing monster with Ty...





After lunch, the girls coerced me into helping them enter the pet costume contest at Atwoods. I was all set to dress Charlie up as a banana split and Bumper as a bunch of grapes. But, Sassy had other ideas...

So, we found ourselves transporting a fabulously adorned dwarf frog tank over to Atwoods to enter the "under 10 lbs" category.

Yeah.



The girls, Ribbit, and Hopkins won "honorable mention" in their (rather large) category. To my knowledge, they were the only non-canines to win a prize. Sassy was SO SO proud of our accomplishment. As soon as we returned home, she rushed over to share the news with our neighbor, Tom. Then, she insisted that I take a picture of Ribbit & Hopkins in their witch costume (complete with window gel-cling broom and pet bat) and the bag of dog treats we won as a prize. HA!



Finally, it was Halloween evening. Time to get all dressed up and head downtown for the business trick-or-treat and the trunk-or-treat around the park. The girls had a blast. I had purchased myself a small mask, and we even made Ty an impromptu nerd (not so much of a stretch...) My Mom got all decked out, as well...



We ran into LMB (a flapper) and LuLu (Pocahontas)...



And, we tricked...



...and we treated...



Graycop met us down there after work, where we finished up...




We headed home, emptied our buckets, and ventured out around our cul-de-sac and down the street. Finally, Sassy and Graycop sat outside waiting to hand out candy while Tink helped Ty and I make a special Halloween feast...



We had monster bones, mummy bites, caterpillar chicken, buttered scary-toni, and trees from the haunted forest. YUM!

Phew. What a Halloween season. I'm now welcoming November with open arms!

2 sweet tweets:

courtney said...

Will you be my mommy??!!! so fun!

danielle said...

your girls are beautiful! what a fun halloween!!