|This year's pumpkin creations|
Well, I'm finally getting around to posting about our Halloween. A day of fun filled sugar consumption. Our candy supply is already dwindling around here. When I tell people our candy is almost gone they laugh and think I'm kidding. I'm not sure why, they obviously don't know me that well! As Beau so lovingly told our friends on the way to get pizza "yeah, my mom is one of those workout people, but she can eat her weight in candy." I'm not sure what's funnier, the sharing of his loving sentiment or the fact that he sees me as "one of those workout people" ha! (I'm not exactly sure what a "workout person" is, but I'm going to venture to say it's definitely not me!). We have a dentist in our area that has offered to pay kids for each pound of candy they bring to him, and I've heard of parents doing similar things. My question is, then what do you do with the candy?? I'm thinking maybe this is something we should consider doing as I join my kids gorging on a pile of candy. I'm pretty sure I would just eat it myself though. And right now the guilt of eating my kids' Halloween candy is the only reason we have ANY left right now. Even the tootsie rolls and dum dums don't stand a chance in our house. Our kids would probably tell us to keep our money anyway. OK now that we have full disclosure on my candy disorder, on to Halloween....
|Our werewolf getting ready for the race. He was most excited to cut up his jeans.|
|Getting our little pirate ready to run!|
|Our pink Care Bear, the perfect costume for the cold and rainy morning|
We had a busy and fun filled Halloween. We started the day with the kids running and finishing their first 5K race! They did so well, I'm so proud of them. It was a great little fundraiser run for our local school. Everyone dressed up, they had spooky decorations along the path, and handed out candy for the runners to "trick or treat" along the way. Running + dressing up + candy, obviously the best idea ever. Beau and his buddy Colton ran up ahead, with Cora and I running behind them. I must say this is by FAR the longest distance Cora has ever run and she did amazingly well. She stopped to walk once at the water station, and when we crossed the slippery bridges. She had a blast for the first 2 miles, frequently tapping into her "power boosters". She was preoccupied with the fact that she could see Beau and Colton just up ahead. By the time we got into the third mile those power boosters had been extinguished. She wanted to stop and walk, but she kept going and finished up with one last power booster at the end. So SO proud of her for continuing to run through to the end. My most smile-worthy moment was when after we passed Luke, my mom and Sylvie who were watching Cora asks "Mom are we going to see Grandma and Dad again?" I told her yes, probably. She then proceeded to take of her gloves and hold them in her hand. She wanted to throw them, as she had seen Casey and I both do in our half a couple weeks ago. I had to laugh the next day when she woke up and said "Mom!, my legs hurt here (hamstrings) and here (calves)" :)
|Crossing the finish line!|
The rest of our Halloween day was spent munching on candy, painting pumpkins, and watching football.
We ate an early supper and then headed out with the neighbors to do some trick or treating. This year Beau was a Werewolf. He's become interested in actually being scary for Halloween, although he was told that scaring little kids was NOT allowed. His costume did win him 2nd place in the costume contest held at the race though!
|Easy to photograph as always|
Cora had a costume change from the morning's pirate (a $5 find at DG!) to tonight's peacock. She had originally picked out the peacock, but we decided that it probably wasn't an ideal costume to run 3 miles in.
|Sassy and sweet, that's our Cora|
Sylvie was in love with her costume as soon as she spotted it on the shelf. She loves all things soft ("soffee"), so the cuddly pink Care Bear was the perfect choice for her. Plus how can one resist the adorable little tail and heart on the booty!
|Seriously, that little booty!!!|
After trick or treating we all sat in the living room gorging ourselves on candy. Beau and our little neighbor boy took charge of handing out candy to the remaining trick or treaters. They really wanted to "haunt" our house in their scary wolf and gorilla masks. Haunting turned out to mean obnoxiously screaming and scaring the wits out of people so Luke and I put the kabosh to that.
|In addition to her candy Sylvie received a real Care Bear on our trick or treating adventure|
|It's not Halloween if you don't go to bed with a stomach ache|
The night ended with a melt down from Cora who didn't want to take a shower, but then noticed her crazy hair well past bedtime. We're in a stage right now where it's the straighter the better when it comes to hair. A challenge for her naturally wavy locks.
|Sunday's Halloween hair hangover|
With Halloween over, I for one am excited to be moving into November and the holiday season! My mom informed me last weekend that Target has transformed into a wonderland of Christmas! That combined with the release of all the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday TV schedules leaves me giddy with excitement!!!