We had a big Halloween this year!
We started the day with Boo Fest at St. Agnes. Since the weather was so stormy, they had it in the gym, and the kids got their faces painted, made some scary ornaments, and played a ton of games. This was the first time that HG has seen some of these games, so she was a little shy at first. But once she got her candy fix with the first one, she jumped right in!
HG and her friend, Jenna, who lives in Hernando and is in PK. We see her and her mama every morning in the parking lot, and they play on the playground a lot. Jenna comes running to give HG a hug every day! The first thing she wanted to do was get a pumpkin painted on her face. And then onto the artwork table. She gave the cake walk a try first. And she won a cookie!! Super excited! Then she tried pumpkin ring toss. And then she wanted to go to the Monster Hospital for a cast, but she took it off the minute she got out of the chair. Mrs. Gossett and Mrs. Blaizel- oh, how thankful I am for these women! Waiting for the magic show with Mary Kate
While we were waiting for the magic show (which she had already seen at a friend’s birthday party), she decided she was ready to go get some lunch and go home. My big surprise to her was that I checked her out of school afterward, so she was ready to GO! So off we went to say hi to Daddy at his office, and then we drove through Chick-fil-A since the rain was still pouring down. We got home and crawled in bed for a two hour nap- what a wonderful day!
When we woke up, we headed to the MidSouth Ice House for a Halloween special treat of ice skating. We basically had the place to ourselves, so it was a lot of fun. We had to stop for a cup of hot chocolate, of course, and stay to watch the Zamboni clean the ice afterward.
We headed home to get ready for our neighborhood Halloween party. The rain had pretty much stopped, but it was still really overcast and windy. We set up the table just inside the front door (which HG got REALLY excited to do with Spiffer), and then waited to see if trick-or-treaters actually came. HG had fun hiding under the table and scaring us.
And around 6:30 p.m., the trick-or-treaters arrived in droves! We went through about 10 bags of candy, and our little Tinker Bell wanted to hand out every piece herself. She had no interest in going door-t0-door which was fine with me. When we ran out of candy and had to go inside, the only way I could get her to go in without tears was to tell her she had to be the hostess for her grandparents and hand out pizza and cupcakes. In she went, running and smiling!