The kids had a blast on Halloween. The festivities started at 9 am at school. Connor's VPK class opened up the celebration with their 'Good Morning' song (video below). This was followed by the traditional parade of costumes. This year they also had balloon animals and face painting. The balloon artist thought a pretty rose for the pretty princess was in order so Addie got a rose. Connor decided he wanted a flower too, at least she made it a masculine blue and green one :p The kids then broke off into their respective rooms for class parties. We said goodbye to Addie and made our way to Connor's class for their special surprise performance (they rehearsed all week!). They sang us another song and then held a costume contest for the parents. That's right, the adults had to dress up! His teacher explained that they had been learning about voting so this was their chance to practice and see voting in action. It was cute, the kids raised their hands for their favorite costume (though most raised their hands more than once :)). My Spelling Bee costume came in second, behind Megazord Firestorm from Power Rangers. I was proud of my homemade costume! A coworker gave me the idea and it was super easy. They then moved into party mode with various activities to do like decorating pumpkins, and eating of course.
That evening we headed out for trick-or-treating. Aunt Nancy, our other 'baby', joined us. The kids had fun but I was a little surprised that there weren't more people out. A good majority of the houses just left out a bowl of candy (as did we since we were out trick-or-treating). We returned home to half a bowl of candy so we couldn't have had too many trick-or-treaters. It was nice to finally go out in our own neighborhood though and good to meet more of our neighbors.
Our camera has been on the fritz for several weeks now so we didn't get many good pictures this year. It's in the shop being repaired but sadly, we missed all the fun 'Fall' photo ops this year. Thankfully we still have our phones! You can view more pictures here.
**My videos don't appear to be uploading....I'll keep working on it!**