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I had class on Halloween so my husband took his son to see Paranormal Activity 3. It was a good just-guy experience for them. We were supposed to have my niece for the week but at the last minute her parents decided to trick or treat with her (good for them, but showing interest in your kid one day a year is ridiculous, no?). So we picked her up the next day and she's still here now. We had gotten her Dorothy costume already, then we picked up a couple of clearance ones since she didn't come over until after Halloween, so she has spent a lot of time as a ballerina, butterfly, Wonder Woman (who she calls Supergirl), and of course Dorothy - down to the braids and ruby slippers. So, all in all, an uneventful Halloween for this lady, but at least the kids had good times in their respective places.
Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
-- G.K. Chesterton
You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream.
-- C.S. Lewis
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
We took the boys trick or treating. B was a skeleton, K was a fire-fighter (I made his costume) and FI and I went as Charlie Brown and Snoopy (I made our costumes, too). Hunter (the dog) went as a pumpkin - orange t-shirt, pulled tight so it didn't dangle (or get peed on) and the extra held with a rubber band on top to look like a stem.
After trick or treating, we had a Halloween-themed dinner. Roasted Ghosts (mashed potatoes shoved through a pastry bag and roasted), mini-mummy pizzas (english muffin pizzas w/mozz cheese cut in strips to look like bandages and little pieces of celery for eyes poking out) and toothpick pumpkins (tortillas rolled with mushed squash and cream cheese with a toothpick holding them together and spinach to look like "leaves"). I made sugar cookies cut out like jack o laterns (with faces and all) for K's kindergarten class and we had some of the leftovers for dessert. Yum!
The kids had a ball and so did we. :)
Edited by: ANNIE7205 at: 11/8/2011 (13:25)
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- Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh
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I took youngest SS trick or treating. Our community always has a big carnival at the nursing home. Kids get to go trick or treating room to room with the residents giving out candy. It's pretty huge. The kids love it. The residents love seeing the kids in costumes! And everyone has fun! The also have a bunch of halloween games as well. After that we walked around town trick or treating as well. Made quite the haul of candy. (Now if I can just restrain myself from eating it all.) Oldest SS was a bit to old for the trick or treating, but came into town with youngest and I anyway to hang out with some friends. All in all it was a good night and we had lots of fun.
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So how was everyone's Halloween?
Did you have the kids? If so what did you do?
My DH and I only had EPG (our 12 year old son). We dressed up as Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and Jimmy Olsen. He actually was an awesome Jimmy Olsen. I think the thing he liked the best about the whole thing was getting to use Dad's old camera (35mm)...
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