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Sunday, October 31. 2010
What a busy weekend it has been! Lots of fun and lots of celebrations.
We started Friday night of with pumpkin relays for swim team and a cousin sleepover.
Saturday started with a party at a local "apple orchard without apples" as LJ referred to it (there has been a hard frost and there were no apples to be had) complete with hayride, balloon artist, food, hayride, corn maze pumpkin decorating/coloring and lots of fun. The event was arranged by the Dads of a kid on AJ's soccer team. We then headed to a party at the home of some new friends we have met through the online school. From there we split up and L went to a party at her friends, I took LJ to the first birthday party he has been invited to and S took the other two to an annual Halloween party at our friends' house. We all met up there in the evening and finished up a day of celebrations.
Today was a slow start kind of day as the kids were tired. We carved pumpkins and gave stencil design carving a try this year. There is a definite reason the booklet said for ages 12 and over but it was a great lesson in imperfection, letting things go and looking forward to what we will do differently next year. Since each child needed help, wasn't willing to wait and I had never made one before either, it was interesting but we had a great time and the pumpkins looked great as well despite their imperfections. The biggest thing we learned that wasn't clearly stated...or maybe it was and I just missed it, was to cut the small details out first. We will have to try that next year. This afternoon we went to a party at the nearby park complete with little games and a magician that the kids really enjoyed. This evening, we joined several neighbors and friends and hit the streets in search of treats with 13 children and 8 adults. It was chilly but a really great time.
I hope that you had a very special day today.