Since Halloween is typically more my thing than Candace's, I guess it is my turn to post the blog. Our activities started on Friday night with pumpkin carving and a movie with the older kids. Everybody did a pretty good job with their pumpkins. I helped Alex, Darren, and Candace and Candace helped Amanda. My special pumpkin this year is Perry the Platypus from my current favorite cartoon, Phineas and Ferb. We are all pretty pleased with the results. After we got the younger kids down, we watched Gremlins. It wasn't nearly as scary as I remember and the puppets are a far cry from today's CG technology. Still fun though.
Saturday was a Tri-Ward trunk or treat so the kids and I all dressed up (Candace did throw on a pumpkin hat (which received many compliments)) and headed up to the Stake Center. The cars almost circled the church building, the weather held, and the kids just kept walking around until everybody was out of candy. We decorated the back of our van and Justin handed out the goodies. Afterwards, the kids traded and swapped with Amanda getting rid of all the milk chocolate in exchange for more allergy friendly goodies. Justin had a bunch of friends over and they played games and acted like teenagers into the evening. It was a fun day.
With the actual Day falling on a Sunday, we decided that we would stay indoors tonight and have a fun candlelight dinner with dry ice smoke. I made a sausage and squash dish while the kids answered the door for the trick-or-treaters. We had a fun weekend. This week at work really set the tone for me. We had a spirit week and each day we were encouraged to dress the theme. So we had GeoEngineers Brand Day, Hawaiian Day, Crazy Hat Day, Sports Team Day, and Costume Day. I jumped in with both feet and here are my entries:
We find out tomorrow if our office won. My fingers are crossed.
while the baby sleeps
3 months ago