Halloween is not my favorite holiday. I don’t like scary things, blood, gore, or any of the other creepy, evil characters and costumes. They scare me:) In the past, we have celebrated many different ways, mostly running or attending harvest parties. This year, the big girls had parties through their youth groups, but Rob and I did not participate. We did, however, manage to have some fun with it this year, because it’s always fun to be with the kids. When your life changes, you either change with it, or sit at home and sulk. I prefer to have fun!
Alissa and Jake carved a pumpkin. It is pictured above. I stayed far, far away from that scary knife:) Lovana supervised Patsy’s carving and hers came out really well, too.
Rob came over to my sister’s house right after work to help out with the festivities. Most of the kids dressed up. Ja’Ana decided not to, but willingly helped Jake be safe as he went up and down the street. Rob followed in the van with Michaela riding shotgun, eating the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Tootsie Roll candies he bought her. She never left the van, but had a marvelous time. Afterwards, she came home and went straight to bed, probably in a blissful sugar haze.
Captain America was ready for his excursion!
After Alissa, Jake and Michaela’s daddy got them ready, including putting Alissa’s wig straight, finding all the lost parts and pieces for Jake’s costume, etc., he ran off to teach his Monday night Bible study class, which was meeting as usual. My sister did not get home from work until after 8, a super busy day for her.
I stayed at the house with Lovana and the dog, handing out candy to all the little kids who came knocking at the door. After a while, most of our kids got tired and Rob came back to the house with them, where Jake and Patsy handed out more candy. It was an exhausting, fun, candy-filled night for everyone and we enjoyed ourselves immensely.