I have recovered enough strength to finally post Halloween stories. Three days of Halloween is too much. Are people trying to make it be drawn out like Christmas? I'll recap that Sunday night we carved pumpkins which leads us to Monday. We had a family home evening at Jan and Doc's with lots of family. I spent my day trying to get treats done but then ended up spending a few hours in a way I didn't plan so all my treats didn't get made. There were enough so I didn't need to worry about it. We had a quick dinner, got the kids in costumes, and drove over to the Kiester's. We had a good time there. The kids chowed down on all kinds of treats. Jenny and Tim had to leave early since Jack wasn't too happy. I think the mask that got passed around was Jack's. It was funny to see everyone trying it on and of course we got pictures.
On Monday I also wanted to get some cookies made for Mickey's Tuesday work party but that never happened. Mickey's entire department was transformed into a haunted hospital. With Mike's help Mickey was rather scary. I had to warn the kids he was coming home that way so they wouldn't be scared. Kade wouldn't go to him until he spoke, unsure it was really Daddy. Later Tuesday we had a Trunk-or-Treat at church. (We didn't get any pictures.) It went kind of late but the kids had fun. Mickey and I didn't go prepared with jackets. It was nice but a little chilly but it could have been a lot worse. The kids got a good haul from there and ate a few pieces of candy for their snack before bed.
Then the real Halloween came. I coordinated Mattey's class party and I forgot the camera. I don't know why I always sign up for these. I had to throw things together and make more treats. Then I had to pick Mike up from work because he watched Kade until Betty got home. Then I flew over to school. Really wish I had a broom to avoid all that traffic. Mattey's party was nice and mellow. They ate and then played a few games of Bingo. I think they had fun. Everyone got a goodie bag as well. I think that's the best part, taking something home. There was enough food leftover that they were going to use it on Thursday and Friday too. Meg had her class party too. I only did drinks for that. After school I took the girls to pick up Kade. As soon as I walked out of school my head really started hurting. I was also a little tired. After I talked everyone into leaving Grandma's we came home. Thanks to the teachers for not giving the girls home work. By the time Mickey got home from work I was laying in bed resting and the kids were already bouncing off the walls. We got them in their costumes and packed a bag and the bike trailer/jogger stroller in the van.
We ran over to my parents' and grandma's house before driving over to Jan and Doc's neighborhood for some good treats. We Trick-or-Treated for about an hour. Kade had a few meltdowns, he even tried to hit a lady with his bag because she talked to him while he was grouchy. How embarrassing! He was in the stroller for a while after that, not getting any candy. Every once in a while we would get a little sprinkle of rain and some wind but the weather wasn't too bad. The kids had fun and got a lot of candy. I need to go through it and take some out for lunches and get rid of the stuff they won't eat. I think the kids had a good Halloween. That's the important thing, right?