Happy Halloween!!!

I don't know how Halloween has gotten SO big but I fee like we just had a mini-Christmas! For weeks we've been prepping for costumes, looking for pumpkins, decorating the house, etc, etc.

And the day finally arrived..... 

 pumpkin pancakes!

pumpkin pancakes!

 pumpkin sandwich anyone?

pumpkin sandwich anyone?

OK, so this was how I thought it should be  ---- starting the day off with orange pumpkin pancakes and opening your lunch box to find your sandwich cut into a pumpkin shape. Does anyone have suggestions on how to make your pancake batter turn out more orange? I had this same problem on Valentines day.....the batter looked great but when you cooked it, the color faded?

 singing in the classroom

singing in the classroom

then the REAL work began.....starting at 8:20 am, William's class had their Halloween sing. This year is extra special since I'll never see another child go through Kindergarten. sniff. sniff. It was SO cute1! 

 group photo

group photo

And there was the K parade...... 

 

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 A wave from Batman

A wave from Batman

And then onto a class party.... 

 Cookie decorationg table --- naturally I helped out on this one.....

Cookie decorationg table --- naturally I helped out on this one.....

Aren't these a great idea?? 

 I was really impressed!!

I was really impressed!!

Then it was on to the 1st grade classroom..... 

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 this time I headed up the cookie that looked like a mouth and a one eyed bat (doughnut and oreo wings). I'm not stupid when I pick what table I want to work!!

this time I headed up the cookie that looked like a mouth and a one eyed bat (doughnut and oreo wings). I'm not stupid when I pick what table I want to work!!

 Anya the Cuddly Creatures Fairy makes her first appearance.

Anya the Cuddly Creatures Fairy makes her first appearance.

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At this point, I was pretty tired ---- but with the help of ADVIL, we made it home and with some Halloween luck, Brian got home early!! Emily stayed with him to finish up the decorating and I took William to Main Street for the Halloween Frolic. We had some  friends entering the costume contest and William loves the bounce houses! 

PS --- the people of El Segundo take this Frollic seriously. I was more shocked this  year than ever. At the creativity. And at the absolute "Halloween is the time to be your fantasy" attitude. I understand if it was an adult party but there are kids EVERYWHERE. And there were some pretty racy Wonder Women outfits on. before dark. and they were pushing a stroller. But whatever. It's Halloween!!!

 

 AMAZING!! Hedwig, the owl, from Harry Potter!!!

AMAZING!! Hedwig, the owl, from Harry Potter!!!

 seriously?! they must have started this in January!!

seriously?! they must have started this in January!!

Honestly, if I was a professional Blogger I could have given you a post you'd have LOVED......but I kept it to these sweet pics b/c I thougth they were stand out awesome!! 

And then night fall was upon us.......

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There was a haunted house down the street and Willam actually went through! At this point Emily decided to go home with me to pass candy out. (I"m glad we left when we did b/c our candy bowl was already empty!) 

Thanks to our friends and great neighbors who joined us and sat around enjoying a drink while we handed out candy!!!

 

 Passing out candy is a power rush!!

Passing out candy is a power rush!!

At 9:30 things started to wind down and we called it a night. I can't believe I didn't get any shots of our pumpkins, of Brian dressed with the kids or a great night time shot!! 

I guess I was tired............this witch was D-O-N-E! 

 

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