Monday, October 31, 2011

Tricks, Treat, Snow, Mummies, Zombies, Oh My!

Happy Halloween!

We started the celebrating this weekend. Michael went to a Halloween Dance at his school. I was impressed with his bravery to go there on his own and without a group of friends. I don't think he really knew what to expect, it being his first "dance". I think he was thinking about the word "Halloween" versus the dance part. Especially since he called me 1/2 hour early to pick him up because he was bored. He did have a good time, enjoyed showing up in his costume and told me about the costume contest (there was someone who won that was in almost the same costume as him).

Before the dance, a light snack...


Ready to go!


Then on Saturday night, Michael had a Halloween sleepover with one of his best friends. Everyone dressed up in their costumes...


And we wrapped everyone up at as a toilet paper mummy...


We had pizza and chips and CANDY...a jello Brain (best served during Zombieland). After Willow went to bed, the boys went out and played in the snow (first time we have had snow in October in a looong time). Then it was time for scary movies, and [gulp] bed.

In the morning, they went out and made a snow golem (which lasted for most of the day--by the end of the day the snow had melted).






Michael's friend went home and we went to the annual Halloween Parade. We were worried it would get canceled because of the snow, but while it was cold and there were some slippery spots and patches of snow, the city had cleared everything up enough for us to go. We live right down the street from the parade route, so we bundled up and walked over with our chairs. It was really fun! Willow got a free face painting--by her request a pink spider in a web. She got to hug Blue from Blue.s Clu.es and Michael was a champion grabbing at the thrown candies. My feet were soaked by the end (having to step into piled snow to help Willow grab at candies or to meet Blue or El.mo). When we got home 3 hours later (its a big parade!) we were chilled to the bones--we all snuggled on the couch under a blanket and watched---well, Willow's newest obsession, Winnie the Pooh.

And now for the tricks or treats....

Michael decided to go out with a couple friends for a bit, so we went out with just Willow for the most part.

She got into the zombie make-up before I could make her up--but I think we (meaning mainly her) did a pretty good zombie job:



She did a great job at Trick or Treating and was complimented on her costume.



Michael joined us towards the end:





Then home to look at the loot.





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1 comment:

Suzy, Not a Fertile Myrtle said...

I love the costumes. So cute that W did her own make up.

Looks like you all had a great weekend and Halloween!

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