Thursday, November 29, 2012

Halloween 2012


Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone and I'm just getting my Halloween post up. Sigh. Life has been very busy around our home lately. Halloween was lots of fun, and I wanted to preserve for posterity my little Rapunzel, Bat, Knight in Shining Armor, and Lion.

We were so grateful to have the grandparents in tow this year!


Halloween coincided with Hurricane Sandy, and though we gratefully escaped her wrath, our town postponed Trick-or-Treating a few days to ensure everyone's safety. We ventured out on Saturday night with friends, and came home with exhausted kids and bulging bags of candy.

It came as no surprise to Greg and I that Charlie made it as far as his brothers and sister, boldly marching up to the front porches with his lion mane flowing and eagerly grabbing candy from each bowl.

What can I say? He's one rad dude.

Our first stop is always to our awesome next-door neighbors Miss Jan & Mr. Jerry.

One of the kids' favorite traditions is "the spooky house," which is an otherwise lovely home in our neighborhood that turns into a bat-infested, cobweb-bedazzled delight each year on Halloween. Sam loves it. He made two visits this year (only one yielding candy, of course).

We also enjoyed our annual Homeschool Halloween Party at my friend Sarah's - great fun as always. Herewith, some sweet moments from Halloween 2012...

What homeschool Halloween party would be complete without a Constitution-wearing Founding Father? Due to Hurricane Sandy, our party coincided this year with Election Day, so this was no mere costume. Gavin was making a point, people. A point which, incidentally, the majority of voters seem to have missed this year.  Just sayin'.
December is almost here! We are decorating and baking and throwing in a little school on the side. God is good, and we are grateful for so much.

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