Costumes weren't allowed at school but since it was "Wacky Wednesday," blue hair was.
I love to put on a party, but putting on someone else's party is another thing entirely. It was mostly run by parent volunteers and I did my best to at least pretend that I knew what was going on when explaining to them what they should do. Between the prep work and clean-up, it will easily go down as my busiest sub job to date.
But watching kids have fun is ever-so enjoyable and totally worth the throbbing in my legs and feet that I got courtesy of the Halloween holiday.
The donut eating contest was a popular station and easily the most comical--and messy!
I got home from teaching and ran to the store for some candy for trick-or-treaters. I was feeling somewhat embarrassed about having waited until 4:00 on Halloween to buy the goods, until I found that half of my neighborhood was at the store for the very same reason.
I got home and after throwing together a pot of soup, I decided I'd better start working on Caleb's costume. So I ripped up some clothes, painted him green and called him "The Hulk." Good enough.
Caleb said he thought he might be too old to trick-or-treat but Hunter had asked him to go with him and he "didn't want to let him down." What a buddy. You need a friend to help you gather free candy? Caleb's there for ya.
I was equally lame with the girls' costumes. Jon took them to the Halloween store and they each picked their own outfits. No thoughtful ideas or creativity whatsoever.
Natalie was a vampire but she left the collar that really made the dress at the gym after she attended a party there last week. Alyssa was a...skeleton girl? I don't really know what you call it but she's cute in anything.
We have SO much candy. I mean, SO much candy!
"But that's what Halloween is all about," Natalie said as she sorted through her mound.
If that's true, then this just may have been our best Halloween yet.