Guess what?? Only 7 more days until Halloween! Katie has been counting down for the past month! She is excited! She is going to be Supergirl this year. I'll admit, I kind of steered her that way to avoid going the "princess" route again. We've really worn out the whole Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Ariel, etc. costumes in the past years! So when we saw Supergirl, she liked it and so did I! Tyler has officially grown out of the whole dressing up thing. And Zachary kinda wants to, but kinda doesn't. He said he may just throw on something or other. Works for me! We don't really go all out for Halloween...it's all about the candy and trick-or-treating around here! Our church started a new tradition for Halloween called "Trunk or Treat" where groups of people from our church decorate their cars, or inside tables for inclement weather, and you can go around and get candy and a message from each group. It has become quite the outreach.
We have a population of less than 1,000 in our town, so it is kind of an intimate holiday. We take our kids to the same neighborhoods and peoples' houses that I went to as a kid...the older people "can't believe I have kids that are trick-or-treating!" and "I remember when you were that age!" We hear that a lot! Benefits of growing up in a small town, I guess.
My favorite Halloween benefit comes when the kids have gone through their candy and have went off to bed...because then I can go through it all, too, and pick out some of my favorites! Shhhh...teehee!
The weather is beautiful today! The kids are out of school for parent-teacher conferences and have spent the entire day outside playing with the puppies. They are pooped out! The puppies and the kids! Michelle's kids, Hailey and Spencer, are here today playing. They all just came inside, probably to gather more energy to take back outside to play football. They were teaching Rex and Riley to play this morning. It was too cute! Yellow little furballs rolling around over a football...lol!
There is nothing else going on today. I have all my laundry done, and the housecleaning that needs to be done I can't do just yet, like vacuuming, mopping, the kind of stuff that requires a lot of arm/core work. Because my core hurts! So, I am catching up on General Hospital today and curling up in a blanket by the fireplace, listening to my kids play. It's a nice way to spend the day, I think!