November 3, 2011

Halloween Night

Halloween was a little different this year.  The kids are growing up and I couldn't convince my 6'4" and 6'2" boys to go house to house.  As a matter of fact, my tall red-head chose to be with his girlfriend at her grandparents instead of me.  Ian stayed at Grandma and Grandpa's house to watch the Chiefs vs. Chargers game (and to eat all the yummy food that she made for always!)  Gracie was still willing to go, but she didn't want me to walk with her.  My job was to stay in the car and follow her around.  Rick had to work in the E.R. on Halloween so I brought one of my friends along.  She kept me from hitting any smallish trick or treaters in the residential neighborhoods.  She also helped me remind Gracie to say......."Trick or Treat" and then, "Thank you".  
Manners first, right?

Her costume was a pre-teen version of a zebra.  She picked it out all by herself.  She opted out of the blue wig that we bought, yet was all for the furry boots I stumbled upon Halloween morning.  

I was in charge of favors for her classroom.  I also did Halloween favors last year.  Here is the link to them.  Last year, it was eyeballs........this year, monsters.  

I put monster bouncy balls, wax lips, candy, skeleton candy (that you can assemble), monster glasses, and a monster ring pop.  Then I tied it up with a monster plush (photo above) and a handmade tag.  I'm not sure why I go to the trouble of making handmade ANYTHING for elementary kids.  Half of them were on the classroom floor and the other half were ripped to shreds when the kids opened the bags.  
I wanted to tell each child when I passed them out, "DO NOT TEAR UP THE TAGS!  I SPENT SIX HOURS MAKING THEM!  I REPEAT....DO NOT TEAR UP THE TAGS!"  But I didn't, therefore, they tore up the tags.  (sigh) Oh well!  That's why I take my happy pill every morning.

I took pictures of all Gracie's classmates but I don't want to upload all of them.  Mostly because I'm lazy, but also because I'm not sure their mommies and daddies want their pictures on my lil' ole blog.  So, I'm only showing you my very favorite costume.  

Mr. McKay's classroom had a "mystery visitor".  He/she came into the room and passed each child a goody bag.  When he/she left, they had to fill out a Q/A about who the guest was.  If you want to play the game also, look at the picture of our mystery guest and I will have questions at the bottom of this post for you.  If you play, you cannot cheat.  That cannot look at the picture   once you start answering questions.  
 Pinky promise?

I'm adding a few extra shots of the costume so you won't be able to see the "mystery guest" photo.



What color is the scarf around "mystery guest" neck?_________________
Is the "mystery guest" wearing a brown suede hat or a yellow straw hat?___________________
Was the "mystery guest wearing gloves?__________________
Did the "mystery guest" use her right or left hand to grab the goody bags?_________________
Did the "mystery guest have a feather in his/her hair?______________________
How many pairs of feet are in the picture?_____________________
What color is the bowl that the goody bags are in?________________________
Were the "mystery guest" overalls pin stripe or solid?________________________

BONUS: The "mystery guest" is one of these four people...who do you think it is?_____________

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