Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween 2012

We had a nice Halloween, all things considered.  Hurricane Sandy blew in over the weekend and made things kind messy around here, but we are lucky compared to those in New York City and New Jersey so I am counting my blessings.  

Harper's school had a celebration and parade and Kate and I stayed to watch the kids march in their costumes.
Harper and her class, with Ms. Abed, her teacher, as the cow

Harper and Miss Sandy

I picked up Harper from school and we got a special Chik-fil-a lunch.  Kate is barely eating because she's on an antibiotic for an ear infection-but the girl loves chicken nuggets so I'll do what I can to get her to eat.  On our way into the house, the girls begged to play outside for 5 minutes and I reluctantly let them, despite the fact that we hadn't cleaned up the driveway or yard yet.  Well it took about 1 second for Kate to slip on the wet leaves and bust her lip open.  Well, actually it wasn't open because her front tooth was stuck in it.  So off we went to the ER to spend the next 3 hours waiting on a doctor.  She was a wreck and covered in blood but she is ok and her lip came loose of course while we were waiting.  She was in more pain AFTER being "fixed" and passed out in the car on the way home.

So I got home and QUICKLY prepared for our 30 Halloween guests set to arrive 2 hours later.  Ha!  I made a pork shoulder and root beer baked beans and everyone else brought sides and appetizers.  It was a mad scramble and I was changing out of my bloody shirt when friends arrived at 5.  We had a HUGE feast and let the kids play and then set out to trick-or-treat.  It was very cold and still very wet and messy from the storm so Kate stayed snug in the wagon.  

We had 14 kids, but they are all under the age of 4
so a group photo was not happening!

Harper couldn't have had a better time and went from house to house in a fury to get candy.  She loves Halloween and I love sharing these special days with the girls. 

Kate's face is cracking me up-it had been a LONG day!

We had hardly any trick-or-treaters compared to most years, I think because the storm kind of messed things up for a lot of people.  But, having friends over made it so festive and fun.   We ended the night with a Wallace tradition-watching Charlie Brown's The Great Pumpkin.  The kids were spent!  All in all it turned out to be a GREAT Halloween! 

Elsa, Gavin, and Harper

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