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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Fun

The day after Halloween and everything is down, lol... But let's start at the beginning....




Halloween morning got the boys off to school... Son3 had a substitute, she looked to be about 15, found out later from son3 she was 23... ok, lol... He had a good day and behaved for the substitute and they had a Halloween Party... Son2 got to school in the midst of a power failure... Two minutes before they were going to let the students go for the day the power came back on... So son2 had to go to English class and write his essay on The Hobbit.... Hubby and I went to Denny's for breakfast... They were all dressed for Halloween... The host was dressed as a hostess... Had his Denny's uniform on, pants and a polo shirt, but a wig that hubby thought was his real long hair, I said no, you can not see his scalp through the part and I think he was wearing makeup but not sure... He just pulled it off so well... But the clincher was when he seated us I noticed he had boobs, lol, but barely B's, just a subtle touch to the costume... He had a ring on his left hand but not sure if his wife helped him with his costume or a significant other... Our waitress was Cleopatra and Zorro and a Witch were around too... Breakfast was yummy but it was very quiet... Don't know if service is usually so quiet or they were just all self conscience in their costumes...

Then hubby and I came home and set up the yard, washed the kitchen floor and hubby cleaned son3's room a bit... We watched Numbers from a couple of episodes back and then it was finally time to pick up son3... Actually son2 was picking up on a practice run and we were just backup... Son2 was actually there before us so thinking this will work out just fine... We were worried though cause with the substitute didn't know if teacher had left instructions on who went where after school and son3 ending up at daycare... but it was all fine and Monday will be another practice day for son2 with hubby home as backup...

Then we had a bit of drama when we got home... I have been asking son2 all month what are your plans with your friends for Halloween and his answer I don't know, too soon yet... Well Thursday he came home from school upset cause all his friends had been invited to a party and he hadn't yet... So he reassured himself that his friend just hadn't gotten to him yet... I said that was fine however it is too late now as it is now Halloween and we have our plans set now.... So of course he came home on Friday with a verbal invitation but no times and they were actually mostly going trick or treating at the party and it was at a friend's that he would have to be driven to... So of course we reminded him that we had already told him it was too late to go if he got the invitation as we like to have plans set a couple of days in advance... Anyway son2 of course denied that we had told him that and was mad that he couldn't go, hubby and I went into lecture/discussion mode, feelings were hurt all around, everyone got angry, me especially.... son2 went off to sulk, I went off to sulk... Son2 didn't want to participate with us for Halloween... I was ready to cancel Halloween... Poor son3 was waiting patiently... Hubby was trying to get everyone back together... I calmed down and got me and son3 ready... Hubby coaxed son2 to put on his costume and join us....We were in the front yard at 5:45 armed with 120 treat bags... Son2 was feeling better and getting into character patrolling the yard as Joker waiting for trick or treaters... Son3 and the neighbor boy were bugging us and his parents to trick or treat, lol... At some point the neighbor mom took the boys trick or treating for a half hour, then they were playing back and forth between houses and giving out candy... We ran out of treat bags about 7:30 and I had to break out our good candy bars, lol... I figure we had about 150 kids... by 8:15 it was quiet and we started dismantling the yard and bringing everything in... By 9pm, the boys had showered and we were finally having dinner and watching Journey to the Center of the Earth with Brendan Frasier.... Son2 crashed at 10:30 and the rest of crashed at 11pm....

However the hit of the evening was son2! He had a blast! which I knew he would and why I got so frustrated with him when he got all teenager on me cause he couldn't go with his friends...

I was in the driveway by the porch with the candy and the kids had to walk up the drive to get the candy all while son2 was walking back and forth as the Joker with his cane in total character of head tilts and voice, lol... All eyes were on him as they made the dash for the treats... Many I had to go to the end of the drive and bring them their treats... Son2 would take of the mask if they were too little... And then people wanted to take pictures of their kids with the Joker... especially the kids who were also dressed as the Joker... All the trick or treaters costumes were great... Even one grandma was trick or treating, lol... The boys saw people they knew... and it was mostly little kids, there were only a couple of groups of bigger kids up to high school.... I thought it was hilarious that some had king size pillow cases... and then one group of kids came up all saying Happy Halloween, Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas, so I was telling them all Happy New Year.... We had a blast!!!

Now son2 is wandering the house still wearing bits of his costume... I think he is going to wander out and see how his friend's Halloween went... Son3 of course is off on PlayStation saving the world....


And hubby is back to work today and I am doing tons of laundry from all the Halloween dummies I made... I use blanket sleepers to hold towels and sheets to form the dummies under the costumes... So all that has to be washed and then tomorrow while I am back to work, hubby will box all the Halloween stuff back up for another year... Actually he mentioned Christmas decorations this morning, lol... I brought out some more Thanksgiving decorations but haven't put them up yet... I'm still in my pj's even, lol... and thinking what's for dinner... and dishes need to be done... and fix my apron for work tomorrow... but I have Ghost Whisperer from last night to watch while I fold all the laundry...

And just a reminder to all, of my snowman obsession... I have snowmen up all year around the house, but now that Halloween is past I can now pull out all the snowman tags, woo hoo!!

Happy Journaling...

9 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You and your snowmen! I love them too! Sounds like a great Halloween. I'm amazed you got it all packed away already. 'On Ya'-ma

Jeannette said...

I'm glad Son2 joined in and had a great time. Teenagers can sulk big time! Sounds like everyone around your way had a good night. I'm surprised you don't dye Raisins' hair black for the night so he could join in as the witches cat! Lol! Jeannette xx

a corgi said...

sounds like a fun time!! we were the same with our son to get details/times etc and we always had crises like you had with son2; he did eventually get it down though

I bet son2 made a great joker! what fun he must have had!! I bet it made a lot of kids' nights too to have their picture taken with him, LOL

so much work you do for your display!! an act of love for sure especially since involves laundry!

betty

Martha said...

You guys are awesome! It sounds like fun was had by all - what's up with the teenager attitude stuff? Ugh - same thing over here!

Can't wait to see your fall/Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations!

lisa jo said...

I got the cutest snowman Christmas cards at WM on Sat. I will make sure you get one of those. SO glad you all had a good time on Halloween! I want to come to your house and hand out candy and enjoy the fun! XO

Chrissie said...

I'm glad everyone got sorted out and Halloween was fun. I wondered how you stuffed all those. I am all caught up now.
Take care and Hugs, Chrissie

Joyce said...

So happy you all had a wonderful Halloween...I knew it would be a good evening. You are so organized...already have everything put away,wow. Love the snowmen too...and thank you so much for the lovely card for Halloween...it sure brightened up my day!!!
Hugs and love to you!!
Joyce

lindasworld said...

Sounds like they had a wonderful evening. Got your card...very nice, thanks for thinking of me. Next time, I'm going to insist we come down I-5 and you may have a surprise visitor. LOL Linda nack home in Washington

Indigo said...

Sounds like you guys had a blast for Halloween. When will our kids learn we know what they will enjoy at this stage in their lives...Glad Son2 came out of his mood and enjoyed himself. (Hugs)Indigo