Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Fun

 The past few days have been way too much fun!  The Halloween celebrations began on Friday afternoon at school.  The kindergarten and head start joined together and did a few fun Halloween activities together before the big parade and costume contest.  I even had a costume of my own for the first time in, oh, 12 years or so.  

Anyone recognize this character?

Harold the ferocious lion.
Turns out, adults don't want to be left out of all the Haloween fun.  The bingo hall hosted its annual costume contest for those 18 and older.   What a goofy fun lovin' crew of monsters, zombies and kooks.  

It was fun trying to figure out who was who under all the disguises.

Then time for a little bingo with the added bonus of a pile of candy to carry through all the daubing (is that a real verb, daubing?). 

Then the moment Harold had been waiting for . . . trick or treating (a.k.a. the great candy exchange).  It was a blast to be with him on his first ever trick or treating experience.  I don't think he quite understood the magnitude of what was about to happen.   He was ready to go home and eat his candy after the first couple houses.  I had to convince him to continue on and explained that the bounty would be so much greater if we kept on going.  He did catch on soon enough but we pretty exhausted by the end of the night.

Happy Halloween:
hope it was your best one yet.


Anonymous said...

WHat a beautiful lion & good looking "handyman". Looks like a lot of fun. We had 40 ghouls & gobblins here. Was fun.

Meredith said...

Hey, Ann Marie! What a great blog! Keep writing!

Becki said...

Too fun! I love Halloween! Maggie totally got into it this year :)

I tagged you on my blog for four easy questions - enjoy!

Nancy M. said...

I like your costume! Harold was a really cute lion! Glad he had fun, my little one was ready to go home half-way thru too!