As of 2:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon, I had not done a thing for Halloween. I hadn't carved the pumpkin (that I had only bought at 11:30 a.m.). I hadn't decorated (except for putting the pumpkins that grew in our front yard on our steps that are too short and squatty to carve). So I had to kick into high gear.
I love Halloween. It's one of my most favorite days of the year. But, this year, the baby has really thrown me through a loop. I have felt so unproductive for the past five weeks. Most days I feel like I can't get my act together. And I'm exhausted, which makes me grumpy (but you already know that), and Joe is out of town. But, knowing that Halloween is such a fun time for kids, I felt obligated to do something for them.
I hung a blacklight on our porch, hung up a glow-in-the-dark skeleton (which really stood out in the blacklight), hung up our fall garland, swept off the leaves, and a few other odds and ends. I felt a lot better afterwards. And they were excited when they came home from school.
Plus it was Sawyer's first Halloween. I hadn't planned on dressing him up, but I didn't want him to be left out. So, he wore a bumblebee costume that was Mason's.
Here the kids are waiting for Grandma and Pop-pop to take them Trick or Treating. (I stayed home with the baby to give out candy.)
This is what Sawyer thought of handing out candy.
And these were some of the things my children brought home:
candy cigarettes (WHAT???? Helloooooo!)
Holy Bible erasers
scriptures on paper
It was fun, but I'm happy it's over.