Saturday, November 21, 2015

Halloween 2015

So Halloween in our neighborhood is no joke. Just imagine old-time Americana where everybody knows each other and the whole neighborhood is shut down because the streets are jammed with people. Our kids LOVE it! We had some big plans this year with our really great group of neighbors to have an over the top block party to accompany our Halloween events. So Super Why, a gymnast, and Luke Skywalker hit the neighborhood looking for candy.

Remember that block party I mentioned? Well, before trick or treating we all had a huge potluck dinner together. After everyone went and loaded up on candy we all met back up for a late night movie on the lawn. No joke, the chance to live around such great folks is the best part of living here.


October Fest

October begins for us a full on onslaught of celebration and excitement. Halloween is the kickoff to our season, and the kids approach this event with excitement and fervor. Our opening event is the great pumpkin selection. Let's be honest. This really looks mostly like our children running wildly in circle and picking up as many pumpkins as they can while we try to find three moderately sized pumpkins and get out.

The work of picking out pumpkins is rather demanding, so we needed to make sure the munchkins were well fed. Why not fill up on donuts?!

This year we added a new event to our season opening festivities. Each of the munchkins decorated their bedrooms doors as a monster of their liking.

And the final pre-season event of October is the night before Halloween pumpkin carving. Maybe this time next year we'll let Aidan wield his own blade and carve up his own pumpkin.