Sunday, November 01, 2015

Halloween Hijinks

As is to be expected at this time of year (weather notwithstanding), many of this week’s activities revolved around Halloween. We participated in parties and other celebrations of the fall in a place where scant signs show that the season has changed. Still, leaves are falling, the air is cooler, the clock has fallen back, and Trick-or-Treaters have done their sweet work. Bring on November!

The week started off with many normal routines as far as church, school, work, and after-school activities. While Landon and Mom went to choir practice Sunday, Eliza and Dad painted in the back yard.

On Monday, Hallie went to the doctor to get some sleep study materials. She had a follow-up on Tuesday. Eliza brought home more festive artwork.  

The kids’ activities really got into high gear on Wednesday. Landon was a Victory All Star of the Month, complete with a little biographical sketch.

After gymnastics, we celebrated cousin Cru’s birthday with pizza, park time, and cake.

Spoooky mooon!

Eliza and Landon both had their school Halloween parades on Thursday (they had Friday off for a teacher professional development day).  

Mike was able to help Hallie with Landon’s class party. We made Q-tip skeletons and read stories.

Later on in the day, state senator Hannah-Beth Jackson came to the school for a visit and photo with the students.

Friday after gymnastics, we went to Grandma and Grandpa’s ward Halloween party and trunk or treat (we missed ours on Wednesday due to Cru’s party).

We stopped by Grandma and Grandpa's on the way home and got some tasty pomegranates!

Last year we learned the hard way that jack o’lanterns spoil quickly in the heat out here, so we waited until Saturday morning to carve ours this year. First we planned, . . .

. . . and then we executed! 

Not too shabby, eh?

In the afternoon, Landon helped Mike and some other ward members with a move. Mike really appreciates that Landon is so willing to help. Then we had company over for a get-together prior to going trick-or-treating.

We appreciated having the extra hour of sleep this morning going into November. The news reports that temperatures will drop this week, and we may even get rain! Perhaps there is some small inkling of hope for fall-like weather sooner than later after all. . . . 

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