Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Halloween 2013

Weeks ago, Josh and Matt rock, paper, scissored to see who would get to be Harry Potter and who would take 2nd place as Ron.  Josh was a good sport about it and was excited that we got to spray his hair orange.  Abby couldn't decide between a vampiress and a pirate.  Ben's was kind of a last minute idea.  He loves Mickey and it came together pretty easily.  I wanted him to be able to have ears with or without his helmet.

This fun task fell to me this year since Andy had his late Thurs. class and there just wasn't going to be time between the kids getting home and needing to head out to meet Andy at Grandparents' for trick or treating.
I just hallowed them out and we did a quick carve when they got home.  We're always last minute with this activity!  Next year I'm going to try and do it a few days ahead of time.

Since this is Josh's last year in elementary school I made sure to sign up in his class as a room mother.  The other moms did all the work and I was just there to help.  Minute to Win it games are always a hit!
Josh got to do the old 'vaseline on the nose/cotton ball' trick :)

Why weren't Grandpa and Grandma in this picture instead of me?
We went and saw Grandpa and Grandma Kidd.  Grandma handed out candy and Grandpa handed out apples from his tree.  Ben brought his apple to me and very sweetly made his little eating sign/sound and said "me?"  This stinking, but miraculous diet!  It broke my heart to have to tell him no.

We visited sweet Grandma "O." in the rehab wing of the rest home.  A week or so prior, she had fallen and broken her femur.  She's slowly but surely recovering.  She was very happy to see us.
Mom had brought little treat bags in earlier that day for Grandma to give the kids.  Mom thinks of everything!  Bless her!

Then it was back home for dinner and roaming the neighborhood.  Josh was invited to go with a friend this year...kind of a big step for him.  Andy took the other ones around for a bit.  Ben was an angel and was content in his stroller going from door to door (that never happens).  After about 1 1/2 streets, Abby said she had enough candy and so Andy happily brought them home.
 As usual, we had Mom and Dad over.  It's always nice having their company and help on this frantic night of answering the door, prepping dinner and fixing costumes.

After a while, it calms down a bit and we're able to relax and sit down and eat and watch good old Halloween movies.

All Ben needs to be happy...Bapa, his iPad and his juice!


  1. What a great looking crew. The costumes all turned out great this year! It was a very fun night. Thanks for letting us be a part of it!

  2. They were all so cute in their costumes!

  3. The Harry Potter costumes were great. I saw them when we were going around the neighborhood. I am sad that we didn't make it to G-ma-pa Kidd's house. The fact that an apple is a treat and off-limits is nothing but laaaaaaame - but don't tell sweet Ben that!