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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Halloween Parties

Halloween day was a very busy day.  It started out with Brody's character parade at school.  All dressed and ready for a funfilled day.

Since Trevor's party was Tuesday they said they could be a superhero or come in pj's.  Well, Trevor didn't want to do either one, so at least he wore a superhero shirt.

Goodies for Brody and Trevor's class

These were for Brody's class.  Of course from Pinterest and I thought they would be so easy.  I was SOOOO wrong.  On Pinterest they show them sitting nicely on a platter with no issues.  Well first of all how in the world did they all stand straight up because my marshmallows must have been deformed because they would not stand up straight.  I thought I solved the problem by using a toothpick to stand them up on this styrofoam board - however I stuck the toothpick too far up and it made the hat that really wasn't sticking that great to fall off even more.  See my problems - I was so over it!!

The "hats" wouldn't stay on the marshmallow so I put them in the fridge thinking that would harden the chocolate that I used to adhere the hat to the head - but it only softened the cookie.  Although they made me go crazy - I still took them to Brody's class because it was still edible and the kids probably didn't care.

Doing a little seat work before the big character parade.

Some of these kids and teachers have some very unique costumes.  Their costumes are to be based on a character from a book.  All the classes line up near the classroom and watch the parade go around.  When the end comes by your class then it is time for your class to join in the parade.  This gives you an opportunity to watch everyone and then go by and show your costume off as well.

Mrs. Ray as a cupcake in the book "If you Give a Cat a Cupcake"

Brody "Batman" and Peighton "Blueberry Muffin" in Strawberry Shortcake

The winning class pumpkin - Mrs. Stevens.  Each class put together a pumpkin and the kids voted by using quarters.  I thought this was definitely a winner.  The winning class got to be the Grand Marshall of the parade.

Brody's Kindergarten teacher - Mrs. Proffit as the Old Woman who swallowed a fly.

Mrs. Hodges as Goldilicous - she also had fellow teachers who were Pinkalicious and Purplelicious

The principal as Snow White

It was difficult to get pictures of the kids because they were right at me before I realized who it was.  Here is Ana Brooke the niece of my roommate from college - small world!!

Brody's class posing for one last class picture.

We then headed back to the classroom for a few centers -

Cookie decorating - which was my station

Counting practice with Ghost poop, Monster Scabs, Witches Warts, and Pumpkin Teeth

Musical Chairs & Pin the Nose on the pumpkin & Bobbing for apples

I love how Mrs. Ray did the bobbing for apples - after the student came up to bob for their apple then the water was emptied and new water for the next student.  A great way to avoid germs from lots of kids.

A little movie time before lunch

It was then time for lunch in the classroom - Subway

And after recess the students were able to pick only 2 items from the sweet table.  Mrs. Ray cannot stand for there to be so much waste and she didn't want the kids to pick up one of everything and just take one bite and toss it.  Genius!!

We decided to go ahead and head out for the day and off to our first trick or treating spot.

Our local Ace Hardware decided to set up a few trick or treating stations for the kids.  A few of the employees even dressed up and made it even more fun.  Stephanie's mom "Gigi" as my kids have now started calling her went around with them and loaded them up with "tons"of candy.

Mr. Mickey and Sean

See Gigi loading them up with a ton of candy.

Even in the lumber yard was a candy station.

After a little rest time at home it was time to get ready again and head out to Jax Beach to trick or treat at Nana's.  This has become our annual tradition and I really enjoy it.  It gives the boys time to be with Nana and Poppy.

A few pictures before we head out

My "Man of Steel"

After a little dinner they are ready to head out for a little trick or treating.

Her neighborhood is great because they really get into Halloween with lots of decorated homes and spooky music.  A few of them Trevor wouldn't even go up to because they were a little spooky.

I guess we left a little later this year or there were more trick or treaters out this year

It was then time to count the loot.  They were actually very happy to share their candy with me and Poppy.

What a funfilled and VERY busy Halloween.  Of course it is one of their favorite days of the year - maybe it's all of the candy they get - thankfully we didn't have any belly aches the next day.

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