By the time you read this it probably won’t be Halloween anymore, but for us it still is, and what a Halloween it’s been! This has been perhaps the best ones yet. We had a great time.
Before the festivities began we went into the city to see the library there. I wanted to look for jobs online and Oz needed to put in an application for a permanent position at his job. He doesn’t want to be a temp forever. We thought we would check out one of the bigger libraries. The kids loved it. There was a large toy area where Luca did puzzles and Sander played with blocks. Beekee looked at books on Halloween, of course. Corde read some of the next Naruto manga. They didn’t want to leave. The good news is $25 gives us a subscription to the library for six months. That means we can each get our own cards. Each card can have up to ten DVDs and ten ebooks. There’s also a limit of two players. As if that weren’t incentive enough, the library has a pretty neat interactive learning center with a computer and microscope. It’s totally worth weekly trips into town. On top of that, there’s plenty of space to play outside.
The kids then went to trick-or-treat in the city too. We had fun there too. The kids played on two bounce houses. They did a cupcake walk. They got a ton of candy too. Of course, the dentist gave out toothbrushes, pencils, and rings (as well as pretzels and candy!) They had cotton candy. It was a good time had by all.
This is a huge change from what we planned. We intended on canceling Halloween festivities because everyone was sick. Because of it I hadn’t planned on costumes. We had no idea what we would do. It turned into last minute improvisation as we were about to roll out the door.
Corde’s idea was cute. She dressed in pajamas and wings. Her idea was a dream fairy. It turned into a sleepy fairy as she was always hinting that she was falling asleep.
Beekee decided he was going to be a pirate again. He’s such a cute pirate! It totally works for him.
Sander wanted to go as a zombie killer, but he looked more like a pirate too. He was super cute! It was really funny towards the end. You could tell he was tired because he kept falling behind. His bag got so heavy he could barely carry it. He was very excited about that. He dropped right off to sleep when he got home.
Luca was the hard one to outfit. I couldn’t come up with anything for a while. We had considered making him a zombie, but I didn’t have my makeup. Then it hit me! We made him into a D&D gamer. He had an elf hat and two dice bags. We put his tail on from fairy fest. Most people thought he was a goblin, troll, or gremlin. Everyone thought he was so cute. He loved taking candy from buckets and putting it in his bag. I don’t think he even cared that it was candy. He was filling a bag! That was the coolest thing! It’s fun to watch him enjoy something so simple.
The kids all crashed hard. They were exhausted. It was a good day. We’re thinking about getting a library membership now. I got two leads on jobs. The kids had fun. Oz got some time to play with the kids outside in the cool fall air. It was fantastic. I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday as much as we did!