|Kieran in costume--isn't he lovely?|
|After the inclement weather--in the gym|
|Mike, Spidey, and our good friend's sister Kathy|
|Kieran in his class (with his pirate teacher)--waiting for their party festivities to begin|
|The jester and Harry|
Nick, too, had a party at his school and got to wear his costume. In preschool they each bring a bottle of juice and make a "potion" together...which Nick of course refused to taste.
Mike took Kieran to martial arts on his favorite day to attend all year. His two teachers were dressed as Han Solo and Princess Leia, and all the kids come dressed in costume. Even though I handed Mike the camera and instructed him to take photos, he failed. Story of my life...I'm the family photographer. If it were up to him, we'd have only a handful of photos!
My parents came over for a quick dinner, and then we went over to see my 87-year-old Uncle Lloyd, my mom's brother. He's always been a bit reclusive so I have never been close to him, but my parents have been spending a great deal of time with him since his wife and second son died. It was great to see him again--it had been quite awhile, and Mike had never seen his house, even though he lives about 2 miles away from us. He doesn't look much older than he did when I was a kid!!
Apparently he loves Halloween and hires someone to come help give away candy.
|Uncle Lloyd with the boys|
|With me and my mom|
|Trick or treating (Nick got tired of wearing his mask)|
I did admire some creative candy alternatives, such as boxes of cereal, pencils, raisins, and bags of nuts and dried fruit. Chris put on a scary mask (Jason from Friday the 13th) and went trick or treating with the boys. Some people mistook him for the kids' dad!! Haha. Serves him right. He hasn't gone the last two years, but next year I'm putting my foot down. Ninth grade was the last year I went trick or treating with friends--I still remember it. I was dressed as a baby. (Funny, because that's the only Halloween costume I remember from my childhood!!)
With that said, someone on Facebook posted that she had high school kids come around her neighborhood singing Christmas carols. That's a highly creative idea! Singing for candy.