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Halloween 2013

Well, another Trick-or-Treating day has come and gone.

Things didn't go quite as planned but it all
worked out in the end.

Kids still had fun, they still got candy and they still got to wear their costume.

But I'm getting ahead of myself.
Let's start at the beginning of the day. :-)

On Thursday,
McKayla's Pre-K had a pajama day.
They couldn't wear costumes but they could wear P.J.'s.
McKayla informed me that Ms. Pam said that if girls wore their gowns, they had to wear shorts on underneath and EVERYONE still had to wear shoes. Apparently that came up for debate a few times. LOL

I had found THE perfect pair of pajama's for McKayla to wear.

Observe:


How cool is that?! Skeleton p.j.'s! AND, they glow in the dark! Pretty sweet!

When Ms. Keisha saw McKayla that morning, she hollered across the room about how cute it was. Then Ms. Pam told me later that when they came back from lunch, into a dark classroom, the kids started hollering: "Ms. Pam! Ms. Pam! McKayla's shirt's glowing!".
Made McKayla's day. :-)

At the end of school, a couple of the Moms had made goodie bags for the kids (those are what McKayla is holding in the pic above) and were handing them out and this was what they were full of:


I started to make something too, but I'm glad I didn't! Between school and Trick-or-Treating, McKayla has enough candy to last her all year (as long as I stay out of the candy dish. Haha.)


For actual trick-or-treating,
we were supposed to go to First Baptist's Fall Festival, but it was sadly cancelled due to strong winds (over 40 mph winds). It would have been a fun day; bounce houses, petting zoos, pony rides, games galore. So it was a little disappointing that it had to be cancelled.

However, even though First Baptist had closed, they had donated quite a bit of their candy donations to the local mall and several of the churchs had people volunteer for fun little games. It wasn't the Fall Festival but the kids still had fun.

Us parents, on the other hand, were ready to scream. The mall was soooo packed it was a nightmare. People everywhere, constantly getting bumped into, run over and just mass chaos.
The things we do for the kids we love. :-)

The Mall was still "fun" (at least for the kids LOL). Most every store had someone standing at the doors with a bowl of candy and there were fun little games where you "won" candy strewn throughout the mall.

Enough jibber-jabbing, have some "ghoulish" pictures. :-)





"Fishing" for candy.














Tic-tac-toe



Human bowling ball



One happy ghoul with a bucket full of candy:





Chris spent this Halloween with his Dad, helping his step-siblings trick-or-treat. Dad says 15 is too old for dressing up, so no costume pics this year. :-(

Hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween this year!

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