Hope you had a great October 31st/Fall party/whatever it is you might call that day. I’ve seen so many fun and creative costumes all over the internet–looks like most people had a great time.
Honestly, I’m glad it’s over. The combination of too much candy, and the stress of dressing six difficult people up in costumes is just too much for me (see below.) Someday I’ll plan our costumes more than a few hours before we leave the house, and I’ll probably have a lot better attitude about the whole thing.
Every year we go to the local “fall festival” hosted by our church and another North Shore church. The festival is held at Kawailoa Ranch, and it’s an amazing event. The kids look forward to it for months.
Here’s just a couple highlights:
1. We’re really bad at these things: (I almost didn’t post this picture. Please don’t hold it against us.)
2. I do think Josiah nailed the paparazzi costume…And I think he chose that costume about twenty minutes before we left for the party. Which was about ten minutes before Dave and I decided to be tacky tourists. (or was it homeschool parents, we weren’t sure ) Which was about six minutes before Jonah chucked his (brand new) ninja costume and decided to be an army guy. Which was about four minutes before Luke decided to be a bird watcher. Which was about thirty seconds before Levi refused to wear his “tractor-guy” overalls and threw his umpteenth fit of the day. Which was about ten seconds before I started to seriously consider finding a quiet place to go out to dinner. Alone.
(Are we the only ones?)
3. The rides at the festival come in only second to the sugar. For us country bumpkins, this is high quality amusement. (Notice, Jonah– sitting there wishing he had just worn the stupid ninja costume after all….)
4. A major milestone: Levi learned to pick his nose on his first ride at the fair.
The girls operating the ride laughed so hard, that they asked us if he could stay on for a second ride.
Really, they just wanted to know HOW LONG a kid can keep his finger frozen up his nose.
I cant’ make this stuff up you guys.
The girl actually borrowed my iPhone and took a video of the whole thing. We’ll see if the boys want to turn that into something special…(stay tuned…)
5. Sugar. Did I mention?
Happy Halloween. Happy Hallo-whatever. :)
(I’m already looking forward to my quiet dinner on October 31st, 2013.)