I have such a love hate relationship with Halloween. My kids love it, and I do love their imaginations and love of dressing up. But EIGHT pumpkins? That’s a lot. Couldn’t 3 or 4 be sufficient? All the candy? It drives me crazy. Gore and evil? Hate it.
I do love happy excited kids, though, so I guess I’m not too down on Halloween. They had a lot of fun just getting into their costumes (and character) and trick or treating.
Was that enough photos for you? I think the funnest thing about Halloween for me is looking back through the photos of past years and seeing how my kids have changed and grown. I mean, look at my Brenna. My big, beautiful, grown up girl. She’s always had very strong opinions about what she’d be for Halloween. Never again will she be a hermit crab.
If you just haven’t had enough here are some links to past Halloweens:
After I got out of the shower this morning I heard Jonah exclaiming “I caught it! I caught it!” He did tell me a few times yesterday that there was a big, cool spider by his window, but I didn’t think much about it. He caught it this morning and he and Logan did all they could to learn who exactly their bedroom visitor was. This is what I found on the table when I sat down for breakfast:
They used their field guide searching skills and discovered they had a Daring Jumping Spider. Jonah made him a habitat in a jar. Logan drew a picture. All the boys went out in the rain in search of small insects to feed him.
I love it when stuff like this happens with absolutely no input (or interference) from me. I hadn’t even eaten breakfast yet and I could count it as a good school day.
I am playing catch up here…
We got a lot of snow on March 25th. Over a foot.
Which gave the kids the opportunity to try out Jonah’s invention– the Rocket Chair. It’s made from a broken dining chair and a pair of old cross country skis. Oh, and a rope to pull it back up the hill with, of course.
Now for photos. I think I’m done with the words for this post.