Thursday, November 01, 2007

We came, we tricked, we treated, we're exhausted!

Since when did it take a week to celebrate Halloween? Friends, our children managed to collect, not one, but TWO Walmart bags full of candy. I'm not even sure what to do with it all.

Our Halloween festivities started Saturday night with the carnival at Bubba's school. Mary TuTu threw up 10 minutes before we were scheduled to leave as a result of Honey praying fervently that he would not have to attend. So, he stayed home and cleaned up throw up while I took Brooke and Bubba to the carnival. It was fun, but just that one activity alone made me want to become a homeschooler. If you're a homeschooler, there are no school Halloween carnivals to attend. It's worth some consideration.

Then, on Tuesday, the girls and I had our school carnival. Really, it was more of a glorified center time. Move to each classroom and play a game. Collect come candy. Wear your costume. It lasted an hour and we were done, but there isn't another activity in the year that makes me more tired. Another vote for homeschooling. The score is 2 -0 if you're keeping track at home.

Tuesday night, Bubba went to Treat Night at our old church with a friend. They both dressed up as hobos. We opted to keep the girls home since Mary TuTu had to go home early from school with a 101 degree temp after the carnival was over. Something about Halloween doesn't set well with that girl.

Last night was our church's Trunk or Treat night. The whole family went to that, including the sick Mary TuTu, and we really had to bundle up. It was actually cold!

Here is a pic of my kids with the cousins. (Actually superman is only a cousin by marriage, but he's so cute we count him.) Bubba is the hobo. He and Gran spent several hours creating his costume this year. This is the first year that the girls haven't been the same thing. Brooke fell in love with the suspender type unicorn outfit and has been so excited to wear it since we bought it in mid-September. Mary TuTu wanted to be the Little Mermaid, and imagines the white tule at the bottom of her skirt to be her "flippers". Everyone had fun and after a stop at Gran and Grampy's, we headed home to celebrate that Halloween is over for another year.


Larissa said...

I know what you mean. Yes, it is fun, but there is something to be said about putting ourselves through this for "fun" Madi threw up three times last night, but seems to be fine today. She said she thinks she just ate too much candy. And Mason has fever today!

By the way, I think it's Dr. Wentz who buys back candy if you're interested. He pays for it by the pound and donates it to the south plains food bank.

javamamma said...

I'm interested in the Trunk or Treat church event. What exactly is that? Your kids are cute- the cousins too. You know your kids are growing up when the twins are no longer dressed as twins, huh?

Cindy said...

Your kids are so cute! I'm so happy to see a photo of them!

We have plenty of candy here, too! :) If only people would start giving away peanut butter oreos or Starbucks; I would steal more of their stuff.

The Pittman's said...

Your kids are cute!! Wish we could've seen them last night, but we didn't make it.

Misty said...

oh my goodness... one entire day of Halloween was enough for me!
your kids look fantastic!