Every year, Halloween seems to be a bigger and bigger production. I imagine that we'll feel this upward climb for a few years and then all of a sudden our boys will be too old or too big to participate, so we'll enjoy it while it lasts.
I like to participate in Oliver's classroom parties when possible. I don't make it to the school very often, so this is always a good opportunity to get an inside look into his daily life. Of course, it's not every day that you have a room full of princesses and super hero's.
The teacher had the kids break up into all boys and all girls for photos. This made it very clear that the boys outnumbered the girls considerably.
Before the parties, the kids have a parade around the school grounds. Oliver was too cool for a photo. I took it anyway.
In the classroom, they had a quick Halloween story.
Nothing like super hero's and ninjas painting.
My favorite painter.
Oliver was super fired up for candy corn Bingo. He's got a bit of a competitive side.
Plus, it's always good to have a bean bag toss where every toss is a winner or candy from the buckets.
Oliver and his buddy Adriano.
It was awesome to hang with Oliver (Opitmus Prime) at his party.
Before I knew it, the day was over and it was time to head over to Kellan's party.
Kellan greeted the parade crowd with his cool dude shades.
He's got his parade wave mastered and he busted it out at onc glance of Mommy and Daddy.
The most handsome SWAT Police Man that you'll ever see.
The parade of kids. Kellan is toward the right in front of the pumpkin.
Still throwing out a wave.
I dare ya to resist this cutie pie.
After the parade, there were a few songs that were sung by the kindergarten class. Our cool dude kept the peace of the people right in the middle of the crowd.
After the parade and show, the kids all filed inside for the party snacks. You can't stage this expression. That's true happiness for a monster made of grapes.
We were all a bit amazed at how much food was available for the kiddos. We thought there was no way that Kellan would eat half of this. He proceeded to prove us wrong.
Kellan and his Daddy.
Kellan and his Mommy.
Once Mommy saw the photo with Kellans missing smile, she insisted on a re-take.
Kellan and Daddy proceeded to entertain each other with a comedy show.
I love how Kellan has his hand on his Daddy's knee cap.
Kellan and Daddy are never short of stories created by big imaginations.
The snacks kept going down the hatch.
Whew! Two parties down and one night of trick-or-treating to go!
Once we collected both of our cutie pies, we headed home for an evening out in the hood.
We strung up some spooky webs, put some candles in the pumpkins and called our decorating complete.
Before heading out with our gang, we snapped a few photos. Yes, there was bribery to get them to all sit down for a quick moment. Before we knew it, they were of and running and didn't stop until it was time to head home.
Raegan, Samantha, Zoe, Reese
Oliver, Kellan and Kaitlyn
The kids were off...
Whew! Halloween 2014 is in the bag... with a load of candy.
Until next years whirlwind tour... Happy Halloween!!!