Our Halloween festivities started a bit early this year, with a party at church. The kids really enjoyed all the yummy food.
Next, we had our annual pumpkin carving. Rob and Zach were the ones who got their hands dirty and cleaned out all the pumpkins for everyone else. Rob also made some tasty pumpkin seeds.
On Halloween, our school had their annual parade. All the kids line up with their class, walk through the school yard and then walk a bit through the neighbourhood. I was able to come back home in between appointments to attend with Rob. We were a little late, so had to wait for the boys (now only Josh and Sam at this school) to come back from their walk in the neighbourhood. We saw Sam and waited and waited for Josh, but never saw him. Turned out, we just missed him! I guess his “girl” costume was pretty good! We finally found him right at the end and Josh told me that he totally saw us, and waved and everything!
That night, we had mummy dogs for dinner. Sam was pretty bummed to miss them as he was at his Mom’s that night. He went trick or treating over at his Mom’s house as it was too complicated trying to coordinate trick or treating here with his friends. Zandra, however, is at an age where she is beginning to assert herself and simply told her Mom she was staying here and trick or treating with Zach, Josh and some friends. She ended up staying over night too. Unfortunately she had forgotten her costume at her Mom’s:(( We were able to still get her all dolled up as “Jessie” (I wore it a few years ago) and she looked super cute and was happy with her costume.
I expected to take them around the neighbourhood, but was informed that I was no longer needed:( Made me a bit sad, but they really enjoyed themselves (said they went to way more houses without me being there to slow them down). At least Reggie still needs me.