Phew...we made it.
And, judging by the amount of candy in our house -- I'd say we were successful. Though I love Halloween and enjoy watching my kids dress up and tell jokes (It's a St. Louis thing), I am ready to put the costumes and decorations away til next year. When I was a kid, Halloween was a one night celebration. Today, there are often so many festivities centered around all things spooky that the party train starts somewhere mid October, but doesn't stop until November 1.
I do love the traditions though that we've developed over the years -- like visiting a pumpkin patch, roasting the seeds after carving the pumpkin, watching "It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown", listening to jokes my kids have learned or made up themselves and just spending time together -- even if it means I have to contend with weeks of "Can I have a piece of candy?" 18 times a day.
One trunk or treat
|"I know all of the Star Wars music," shared Noah. -- with Princess Leia|
|Noah's class played a spooky memory game.|
|Natalie with her candy crazy classmates.|
|Both kids were super pleased with their pumpkin creations.|
|Smelling the "monster poop" was allowed...just no tasting!|
|Elvis (aka Kevin) enters the building.|
|We enjoyed fresh fruit and veggies|
|Bab's cauldron of slop|
|Megan the sweetest Halloween Fairy|
Noah: How many wizards does it take to change a light bulb?
Answer: None! Wizards don't need electricity.
Natalie: Why couldn't the skeleton cross the road?
Answer: Because he didn't have any guts!
Megan: What is a ghost's favorite food?
Answer: Boo-berry jam on toast
Lindsay: How did the bee get to school?
Answer: On the school buzzzzz
Jason: Where does a bat brush his teeth?