post halloween sugar low

November 2nd, 2009

We had a wild weekend.

We kicked it off Thursday carving pumpkins. Doug and the kids made a totem pole. Our kitchen looked like there’d been a pumpkin massacre. (Which, yeah, I guess there was.)
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Friday, the two schools meant two parades and two parties.
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We let the kids eat candy for lunch and then capped the evening off with a pizza and movie night at Will’s elementary school. Despite the fact that Will had a pretty awesome Luke Skywalker flight suit (purchased), he requested a different day costume. I talked him out of fun-to-make robot and into easier-to-make vampire bat. Unfortunately we all slept in and he ran off to school without his fangs. Don’t the teeth only come out at night, anyway?
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At least the cape looked cool on the playground.
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Saturday morning the kids dressed for our run.
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And then again for the block party.
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And then again for trick-or-treating (not captured in film). Sylvie was Tinkerbell and Will and Doug were Clark Kents.

And then again after trick-or-treating for the haunted house. (Also not captured in film.) Sylvie was a monkey and Will was green racer (pjs).

The highlight: the kids barely made it 1 full block before they were complaining about the weight of their trick-or-treating bags. Stella came running back to us whining, “They said I could only take 2!” “Well, Stella, you have plenty of candy already.” “I know, and it is so heavy! I can’t carry another piece!”

Gluttons for punishment that we are, we had a marathon of playdates Sunday. We’re sleeping off all the excitement this work week. 😉