Thursday, October 25, 2012

Practice

One week until Halloween and the kids are at an all time high excitement level.  There is no school today and tomorrow and last night was the annual Halloween party at school. The kids rushed home from school, threw their costumes on, and then sat around for three hours waiting for the big party to start.  

I can't say I blame them.  Who doesn't love Halloween, dressing up, and parties?  I think I was just about as excited as they were.  
Finally, after much waiting and many pictures, it was time to go to the party.  It was nice to find out that we all had original costumes.  We were the only ghostbuster, scarecrow, angel, zorro, and ghost there.  Love when that happens.

It was a fabulous party.  There was a haunted house (put on very well {scary} by the 8th graders), games, crafts, good food, and dancing. The kids had a blast and I had a ton of fun watching them.

We ate pizza together, except for Joe who is now old enough to want to eat with his friends, and then the kids ran out their energy for the next three hours.  Even Sister Betty (the principal) dressed up and was having fun dancing and going through the haunted house.
It was a successful night and a great practice run for our costumes before we head out trick or treating next week.  I think I may be a witch instead of a scarecrow next week, but I won't be scary like last year.  I may or may not have given the kids nightmares.  Oops.

Are you as excited for Halloween as we are?

7 comments:

ROBIN said...

I just adore your pics...they are always so beautiful. and you lost Joe to his friends???? Uh-oh. He's growing up...

Annmarie Pipa said...

fun photos! looks like a great time for everyone!!
tonight is trick or treat here in central Pa.. the kids can always count on no homework!.

Elaine A. said...

I'm so jealous that you have all your costumes squared away and that they are all so wonderful!

I'm still trying to figure out the boys' costumes over here... geez.

LOVE the photo of you all dressed up. Perfect!! :D

DysFUNctional Mom said...

So cute, I love it! Happy Halloween!

April said...

You guys are all so stinkin' CUTE!! A ghostbuster?!?! AWESOME!

lime said...

your little zorro is quite swaashbuckling. hehehe. glad you all had such a fun time.

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

You guys are seriously like the cutest, ever! I love it all!

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