Saturday, November 2, 2013

Halloween Recap

I'm just now getting to sit down and get our Halloween pictures off of the camera.  The day was good. There were a lot of classroom activities for my youngest.


They made masks with sticky foam backed pieces (brilliant because that meant no scissors or glue).


And there he is with his finished mask, proving that even a knight has to go incognito once in awhile. ;)

The child on the right is breaking Rule #2, bwuahahaha

Another thing they did was decorate cookies. The mom in charge of that station gave them two rules.

#1 don't dump the sprinkles on your cookie.
#2 don't lick the frosting off of the utensils.

The first thing that happened is one little girl dumped 1/4 of a bottle of sprinkles on her cookie, and the boy next to my son licked the frosting when he was done decorating his cookie. My sense of humor is different than the other moms, they jumped and reprimanded and I laughed (silently, of course).  Good frosting is hard to resist, you know!


Never mind the costume selected for the big day,
he decided last minute to instead make his own. ;)
It rained all day and night so we didn't go trick-or-treating, but we did go to an event at the church (not our church, our church did something different this year) that was similar.  My son opted to 'create' his own costume instead of wearing the knight suit he had on all day.

My mom always sends him $2 on holidays (he loves getting that in the mail), and this year he got an Army vest at the Dollar Store with that money. He wore that over his coat, with a helmet he's had for awhile (I think that was a Dollar Store thing too), and he put on rain boots. It was raining, but I suspect he'd have put them on anyway. ;) He liked his own costume far more than any that could be store bought.

That's rain behind the monkey...it rained all day and night.
I'm always happy to see a balloon guy/gal, and the church had one at the end of the line. The monkey we got was sitting in a Palm Tree and even had coconuts on the top. It was very cool. :)

Now it's already November 2. I have such a hard time enjoying the month of Thanksgiving (as a month of thanksgiving) because my mind has already jumped forward to Christmas!! Silly, I know, but true.

If you're in the US/Canada, don't forget to set your clocks back an hour tonight.
Happy weekend everyone!

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  1. I enjoyed getting to read this post and see how much fun your son got to have. Sorry it rained so much so you were not able to go outside and trick or treat. It still looks like your son had a lot of fun. I am the same way, I am already planning my Christmas meal and making my Christmas list. Thanks for reminding me about turning back the clock.

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    1. I like planning for Christmas, but I do always note that I should slow down and focus on Thanksgiving (I don't listen, but I note it). ;) Thanks for the visit, always happy to see you. :)

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  2. Your son looks adorable... too bad it rained so much for him on Halloween :-/

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    1. Thanks, Launna. Didn't damper a thing, he still had fun. :)

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  3. He's wicked cute and I love that he was able to have so much fun in the classroom. It rained here, too, but just some sprinkles - the kids were still able to get out.

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    1. We skipped the parade at school too, and they had us march around the school instead, lol. Still fun for the kids. :)

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  4. Looks like a fun time was had despite the rain :)

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    1. Rain doesn't get you down a bit when you're 6. :)

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  5. Cannot believe it is November 2nd and I used always hate November, but now I have a hard time feeling that way with Lily's birthday being this month. But great recap and so happy for a wonderful Halloween for your little guy!! :)

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    1. Having a little one with a birthday in November is a good reason to step back and enjoy the month. :)

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  6. How fun. Kids are fun to watch even when they are doing dangerous things sometimes. That boy will learn not to lick a knife and we both know when that will happen. Bless is heart.

    Have a terrific day and try not to think about Christmas. :)

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    1. Good gravy, I was so busy laughing at his inability to resist frosting that I didn't even think about the plastic serrated edge. I bet those can be sharp if they get you the right way.

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  7. Crummy rain, at least he had fun and got to dress up twice. Clocks go back here too!

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    1. I didn't know that, I thought that was just a US thing. :) I learned something new today. I'm going to alter the post. :)

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  8. I wish we still had class parties like that! I miss those days! I love the last minute costume, though the knight was pretty cool too,

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    1. He's silly with his costumes, he dresses up all of the time, Halloween or not. ;)

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  9. I'm excited about getting that one hour, even though I don't like it to get dark earlier.

    LOL at the knife licker. Last year I helped Christopher's teacher during the fall festival. Her's was cookie decorating so we changed out the plasticware a few times.

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    1. yeah, that one was non-reusable, lolol

      Your football shirts for your son's game were so so so awesome!
      http://kenyagjohnson.com/blog/2013/11/2/how-do-you-spell-relief

      I liked having that extra hour yesterday too.

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    1. There were 6 bees in the class. 6.

      The teacher likes bees. ;)

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  11. I'm with you! It's kind of hard to enjoy Thanksgiving when there is so much going on for Christmas!

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    1. I should make the decided effort, I do have a lot to be thankful for...it's just hard because I love Christmas. :) Thanks for the visit!

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  12. Love your son's creativity in creating his second costume.

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  13. Well, kids are going to be kids and you can't give them frosting and expect them not to lick it. As for the sprinkles... she just wanted a pretty cookie.
    It rained here all day on Halloween. Not many Halloweeners came out and braved the weather.

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    1. Agreed and agreed. :)

      The rain brought the cold with it here, phft.

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  14. I love their costumes! Looks like a fun night.

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  15. love the costumes... they dont dress up at broxton's school..
    maybe next year? ;)

    i am with you on skipping and going straight to Christmas mindset, i am the same way...

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    1. I love everything about Christmas. :)

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  16. What a wonderful recounting of your son's classroom. It sounds like kids and parents alike had a great time (even tho you were probably the only one who laughed). How I miss those days...

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    1. I love being in his classroom. He's got a great teacher too.

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  17. Some of these kids' costumes are amazing! The dedication going into making them is so cool.
    We were kind of low key for Halloween with this move but we did take a break and take Reagan to this Halloween carnival that wasn't too far from us. She had fun playing games and jumping in the bounce houses.
    Hope you are well sweet lady. I've missed you and your blog!

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    1. I bet she did have fun. :)

      You're right on some of the homemade costumes, the moms with sewing talent like that leave me in awe too.

      You're sweet too. :) And I love your new pool! I'd have moved for that alone, lolol

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  18. Great photos! looks like he is having a great time!
    Thanks for the reminder about setting the clocks back!! ( I keep forgetting! )

    Have a great weekend!

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  19. What a great day they had - and what a great idea for the mask - I would never have thought of that. sandie

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    1. His teacher had four stations for fun set up. She's smart and realizes attention wanes quickly when you're 6. ;)

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  20. I love the licking of the knife too!!! I was my son's room mom and I read to the kids while the other people took off costumes before we decorated pumpkins. The kids were so entertaining!!!

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    1. It's funny you read to them and thought THEY were the ones entertaining, lolol. So right there with you, the kids get so happy/excited when there are school events. :)

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    1. He liked his own creation far more than the pre-made one, lol. Whatever works. :)

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  22. What a fun Halloween! And I am totally with you on jumping to Christmas. I listened to Christmas carols while I worked out today. :)

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    1. I haven't heard any yet. I'm not adverse! Lol!

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  23. great costumes. looks like loads if fun

    knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks, we did have a nice day/night. :)

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  24. I can't believe it's already November! I love that your son made up his own costume from Dollar store stuff. That is awesome and it looks great! His knight outfit is cool too - the mask seems to go with it...:) We ended up trick or treating in the rain - at least it was pretty warm and the rain was light.

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    1. I bet the rain added to the fun for the boys. :) I can see my older kids liking that when they were younger, so long as it was warm.

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  25. Sorry that it rained for you on Halloween. We had a nasty storm and lost power after trick or treating, but the weather for going door to door was actually pretty warm and rain free. I love that your son made up his own costume, very cute :)

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    1. He comes up with some doozies, I'm glad that one at least matched. ;) Glad you had a good Halloween!

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  26. HAHA. Those photos are great. And I love your son's independent spirit such that he elected to do his own costume. Haha.
    Such fun photos and it looks like Halloween was truly a success, despite the rain. xo

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    1. It's easy to make them happy when they're 6. :)

      Happy to see you!

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  27. What great pics! Looks like, rain or no rain, there was fun to be had! I love the part about the rules for cookie decorating! I guess she had to put them out there and probably knew she was wasting breath. Kids are going to dump sprinkles and like the utensils. It's the way of the world!

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    1. Rules and frosting just don't mix well, do they? :)

      My thing was Cool Whip when I was a kid. I wasn't supposed to put a spoon in to get some out, but I could never resist.

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  28. I always liked Halloween when I worked in daycare , seeing all the kids dressed up . and we would take them to the nursing home across the street to show the residents there. I think a home made costume is made better and looks better than any store bought one . Kids had fun.thanks for the pictures.

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    1. He really likes to make his own costumes, Halloween or not, and because he likes it so much, we give him a good deal of leeway with making them. :) Thanks for the visit!

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  29. Looks like he had a wonderful Halloween!

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    1. I'm going to miss stuff like this when he's grown. :)

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  30. Halloween was a little wet and windy here, but you're right: kids don't even notice (or if they do notice, they don't care!) It looks like a magical holiday!

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  31. It looks so fun! I probably would have been the kid who broke rule # 2 ;) If there's frosting around, I gotta try it!

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  32. How fun! Kids can have such a great time on this holiday!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  33. I'm sure they all had a lot of fun making their masks, even if there were some challenges. Too bad it rained for Halloween. It was the same here, not a great night for the kids.

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  34. Love the costumes! We only had 2 trick or treaters this year. Kind of sad.

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  35. It sounds like you had a very nice Halloween! It rained all day here too, but we were indoors mostly or in the car. (We drive from house to house and mostly go to family.)

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