Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Halloween was such a fun day. The kids looked really cute in their costumes. Maddie’s costume started out as a vampire. She had a long black wig to go with it but it was itchy so she decided to be a “Fair Maiden” instead. Jeni was a witch again, no big surprise since she has been a witch 4 out of the 6 Halloweens she has been around for. I was able to fix Nathan’s costume so he enjoyed being the Dragon and Grace was really cute as a little Jack-O-Lantern.

Friday turned out to be one big Halloween party! It started early when Maddie and Jeni got up and put on their costumes and away they went to school. We got Nathan dressed up in his Dragon costume and then we met the girls at school for the Halloween Parade and Carnival that the 7th and 8th grades put on. They had all sorts of game booths, treats and prizes. It was lots of fun.
After the carnival we brought the kids home and had a couple of hours before we started with trick-or-treating. The weather has been so nice and warm (mid 70’s) so I sent the kids out to play with their friends until it was time to go. This is the first Halloween I can remember where we took sweaters with us just in case it got cold but we didn’t need them. I love it! Anyway, first we went to all the Grandma’s and Grandpa’s and then to a couple of friends.
Then we took the kids around the neighborhood and ward and finally finished up at the Wright’s where we enjoyed popcorn balls and wassail, good company and “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”. After that we took our grumpy, sugar-high kids home and collapsed into bed. All in all it was a very fine day. Happy Halloween!


West Family said...

SO sweet! My kids have done pretty well to spread out the sugar intake. They will probably rot their teeth away in the process, but we all survived childhood, right? Kris' costume was pretty funny. It was actually the wig I bought for Mariah but she shared with her Dad.

Keri said...

Those are cute costumes. I am glad that the kids had a good time. The weather was so nice. I remember taking Maddie (a fairy princess or something like it) and Scott (a scotty dog) trick-or-treating in 6" of snow one year. Ya, that sucked. Poor Maddie was frozen by the third house. I think they were 4. So long ago.