I was able to go to both Henry's and Seth's class parties. There is nothing quite like an elementary school Halloween party...excited kids, costumes, sugar...fun, but a bit high on the stimulus scale. Caroline's school does not celebrate Halloween, but I did get to see her take her school picture, and help her smile her "real" smile :). When we got home from school, we took some pictures, and then went out almost right away to go trick or treating with friends. Evan did well once he figured out that his pumpkin candy bucket was not a hat! The older three were so fast this year. Evan definitely could not keep up, but he held his own in that he lasted for about 5 blocks. He would have made it longer if I didn't need to get home to make dinner...mmm...Chicken A La Ryan! He ran to the door as fast as his little legs could carry him every time we had trick or treaters! When Dave got back with Henry, Seth and Caroline, everyone was famished, so they ate really well. After dinner, the older three sat on our front porch with me to pass out candy. They almost liked that as much as getting the candy themselves (although Henry just denied that statement). We then went to a neighbor's house for a Halloween party and stayed out absolutely too late. But the kids, of course, had a great time! All in all, a day full of fabulous memories!
Seth enjoying a treat at his class party
Evan checking to see if his pumpkin is functioning properly