Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Wow. what a night. Holidays in this family seem to stretch forever. for example, a birthday can last a week, by the time you take cupcakes to class, have a party with friends, a special dinner and cake with siblings, visit grandparents and celebrate (again) with them, a week has past and the birthday has been celebrated like 4 times. Halloween, unfortunately is no different. it started yesterday with M's class party in the a.mm and church party in the pm. Today we had Vans class party, then Ts, followed by Jo (and since i work as a teacher in Vans class, i was there for m's and vans, and since i am room mom w/ other 2 classes, i was there for jo's and John went to t's. so before it is even time to trick or treat, I am DONE with Halloween. anyway, I picked up the kids today with the promise that we would *finally* get a pumpkin to carve. I have been such a slacker this year. we got "booed" several weeks ago and never managed to find time to boo anyone else (much to the boys dismay) and then yesterday they announced we needed a pumpkin to carve, so off we went to a local farm and nursery to pick the perfect pumpkin. needless to say, but 4 pm Halloween afternoon, there was little left to pick from. (i would have been there earlier, but instead i accidentally caused one of my friends to rear end someone kinda hard, but that is a story for a different day...) anyways. we got there, and the ONLY pumpkin left (that wasn't rotting in the fields) was the one by the cash register inside the store. It was beautiful! the owner handed the pumpkin to us for no charge, and gave each of the boys a gourd to take as well and turned us out to play in the hay maze and see the animals. the weather was perfect! high 60's/low 70's. we had an amazing time! we brought our (free!) pumpkin home and carved away. it wasn't great, but we ended up (after 20 mins. of discussion) with a vampire pumpkin, complete with "blood drips". the boys all went as pokemon tonight. T as ash catchem, the pokemon trainer, and the younger three as his pokemon. they were very cute, but of course as soon as i sat them down to get group shots, my battery died and so they all ended up on my 35 mm camera. Oh well! great pumpkin patch pics!