But we seemed to take it into double time in October.
The month started with our county 4H Halloween party. AB and her Daddy carved a pumpkin for the pumpkin carving contest. It turned out great, with the 4H clover on it. Sadly, I didnt get a picture of the finished product. Clubs from the county all set up different activities and the kids had a fun time going from booth to booth. Our club (which we started in October), set up a corn dig where kids could dig for prizes and also a fun photo booth.
The Friday before Halloween was book-character dress up day at school. AB chose “Bad Kitty” as her book this year. The costume was super easy, which is always a plus. AB loved that she even had a tail. Ha.
Our church hosted a family night the Wednesday before Halloween and members were invited to set up their trunks for a trunk or treat. Our kids’ costumes this year were the Wizard of Oz, so it made perfect sense to just go with that for our trunk theme. The girls casted the other parts and I searched Pinterest for some inspiration and ideas. It turned out super cute, but the highlight was definitely all of the costumes. Maybree was Dorothy (Dor-fee) and she was adorable going around saying, “There’s no place like home!” Annabelle was the wicked witch of the West, Grammy was the wicked with of the East (complete with the house that had fallen on her). Pop considered himself lucky that he was in Mexico that week and missed out. Ha. I was Glenda (‘Belinda’, as Mamie calls her) the Good Witch, DW was the tin-man, Kelsey was the scarecrow, Nie-Nie was a flying monkey (yes, she had wings and a TAIL), and Pappy was the Great & Powerful Oz (cowboy edition). Tucker-Boy was the Cowardly lion. Call me biased, but I’m certain there’s never been a cuter lion.
Halloween night, was the Georgia-Florida game. DW was in Jacksonville for that, so I took the kids over to Carrie’s and we had fun trick-or-treating in Trenton. Tucker was sick, so he stayed with Grammy. We’ve never gotten to trick or treat with Allie and Whitt and the kids all had the best time. We stopped by a few houses before hitting Pine Grove’s Trunk-or-Treat, which was also a huge hit. Lots of cute trunks and we got to see lots of sweet friends we don’t see often.
Tucker and Parker had both been sick for Halloween, but we couldn’t let a year go by without them getting to Trick or Treat together, so the next week, we dressed them up and went to a few of our families’ houses on our road. It was November 3rd, but they didn’t know the difference. :)
At Aunt Betty Ann’s, along with candy, they got to reach in her change jar and grab as much change as they could. She counted it with AB and Mames and then told them she wanted them to take their money and do something thoughtful for someone else. They loved this.