Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The 3 Days of Halloween

When I was growing up, my mom threw the best Halloween parties!! Seriously, there were tons of people there, soooo much food and lots of fun for everyone with treasure hunts, haunted hayrides & favorites like bobbing for apples.  And she and my dad always had great costumes. My dad always wore his normal clothes and wanted to go as a cowboy, which he only got away with about every other year.  My favorite was the year my mom had him go as the headless horseman (yes we had horses) and he rode right through the party scaring everyone.

Compared to my parents, I'm a very lazy mom. I love Halloween, I love to dress up. But I don't have the time, space or ambition to throw a party like that. (Well, I have helped put them on at mom & dad's house a few times but never hosted one myself.) Regardless of that, Halloween was a multi-day event for us this year. We had a little party at our neighbor's house Saturday night. On Monday I took the kids to a community sponsored trunk-or-treat. Last night they got to go to the trunk-or-treat at my school as well as our church Halloween carnival & dinner, and tonight we did some traditional trick-or-treating and then capped it off with a jack o'lantern pizza for dinner. I don't know about anyone else, but I've been on a constant sugar buzz for the last three days and I have slight fear I may not be able to zip up my jeans tomorrow. But that's just the way it goes right?

 Parker and Tyree were so fascinated by each other's costumes, we couldn't get either of them to look at the camera. Jesse didn't dress up for the trunk-or-treat, but she did dress up for work so that's fun.

Okay, Braxton, our cousin is in the green slime costume (I think he's supposed to be the guy from Ghostbusters) Gideon is obviously Captain America, I'm a pirate, Parker's a puppy and Tyree is a Tiger.

 Oh see, there's Jesse as a belly dancer at work today. She looked really cute!
And here's our dinner! YUM!

1 comment:

Hillary and Jake said...

You know I bought that pirate costume when I was 15 and only used it once. I was wondering where that went. I thought about trying to find it this year and go around as a knocked up tavern wench, but it would have been too much effort. Instead I glued a tail onto some pink scrubs, threw on a snout and went as a pig.