We had a very busy day on Halloween. The kids woke up excited to dress up. Elise could hardly contain herself. Vanessa was so excited to be a "print-ness" (Princess). And Luke well, he woke up sick! Fever and all. We kept medicine in him but he pretty much stayed in bed all day. Elise had a costume parade at school and Vanessa got lost in the shuffle. I found her tagging along with Elises class. She thought it was great! I was very relieved to find her. I loved going to the parade. It wasn't seeing the kids dressed up but seeing how excited the kids were to dress up. I don't ever remember being in a halloween parade when I was growing up. This was such a fun thing for the kids! I saw my friend there and she said this was her 23rd halloween parade. Her youngest out of 5 kids is in kindergarten and she was there to watch her. I dont think the magic will ever run out. I do not understand people that don't like Halloween.
After the parade we took Elise home and started getting ready for the Chili cook off at the church. I made a bunch of Chili and got the kids ready for Halloween. I say that with ease but in reality it was hard work. I had to convince Vanessa to wear a shirt under her costume beacause it was a cold outside and I had to convince Luke to not take Vanessa's costume from her. He decided that he wanted to be a print-ness too. I finally got him to be excited about being a print-ness "helper" ( he was Sleepy the Dwarf and Vanessa was Snow White ) This worked. Although he wouldn't let me put on his hat all night and that was the cutest part of his costume. I was just glad that he felt good enough to have fun. Vanessa had a hard time at this party. There were several kids that had masks on and she would not let go of me. I had some of the kids take their masks off to show her that it was a costume but that didn't do much to ease her shrieking every couple minutes.
After the Party we went to my grandma Jackies to trick-or-treat. She was excited to see us. She lives in a retirement center and I dont think they get a lot of trick-or-treaters. Luke had so much fun here. Grandma took us into the great room where there were a lot of elderly people in a big circle. The idea was to go around the circle and trick-or-treat to each person. Vanessa and Elise did wonderful and Elise was so cute with the elderly. Luke melted my heart. He would go around to each "grandma" and say "tick-tee" (trick-or-treat) and then he would reach in his candy bucket and give them one of his candies instead of them giving him one. Everyone got the biggest laugh out of this. About half way through he started doing it the right way. He is so cute. Spending a day with Luke and his cute personality really makes think he could swoon any person in the whole wide world. Elise loves my grandma. I think it has something to do with her swimming pool and grandma letting her watch endless hours of Hanna Montana when shes comes to visit. HMMMM.... whatever works?
Nate had to work the rest of the night so I was on my own with the kids to visit grandma Vicky and grandpa Jay. I was completly worn out. Grandpa Jay gave the grandkids a super duper big candy bar... like the kind that are HUGE that you use for baking. He gave us one for Marcus too... Hmmmm... I wonder who will eat that one?
All in all the day was great and the kids had so much fun. They are still wearing thier costumes around the house and chomping on an occasional treat. I loved Halloween but I am glad that
IT ONLY COMES ONCE A YEAR!