Halloween 2013

This year was the first time it rained for Halloween. Luckily, it was unusually warm, so it did not deter the boys from collecting heaps of candy…

Jack with one of his favorite treats.

Jack with one of his favorite treats.

How did Ben get so much more candy than Jack?

How did Ben get so much more candy than Jack?

But these are the day after pictures. How did the day of start?

The eyes and mouth move and sing "Thriller" and "This is Halloween".

The eyes and mouth move and sing “Thriller” and “This is Halloween”.

We woke up and started setting up for our annual Halloween party. We emptied out the back room and put a giant inflatable pumpkin that lights up and sings. Then we added tons of blow up halloween beach balls all around it. It looked supercool and all the kids came in wearing their superhero outfits and swords ready to battle it. I was impressed the pumpkin held it’s own and was still in working order by the end of the party.

I swear I took a picture of it but it’s not on my camera anywhere. As I’m writing this, it is already taken down. I’m kicking myself. In fact, I did a very poor job the entire Halloween party taking skullsbeachballs_400x400pictures of anything. In past years I’ve taken pictures of all the kids, made a slide show of all the previous years and played it on the computer. I guess it didn’t matter though since all the boys gathered around the computer and played games for most of the party. I think getting a gaming system soon is an inevitable fact.

After setting up some of the party we headed over to Jack’s school to see his Halloween parade…

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Ben joins the parade

Jack's 1st grade class.

Jack’s 1st grade class.

We spent the rest of the day getting set up for the party and managed to finish mostly in time.

Bagel sandwiches from NY Bagel, egg salad, pasta salad, home made sushi, mummy dogs, and a veggie platter.

Bagel sandwiches from NY Bagel, egg salad, pasta salad, home made sushi, mummy dogs, shrimp cocktail and a veggie platter.

People came bearing wine and desserts. Cindy made her famous cookie cake and my friend Katie brought these scary treats…

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My mom was here this year helping out. She even dressed the part…

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Many others had such great costumes, I’m sad that I didn’t take more pictures for you. I did manage to get one of Hedy and Mark. I love it when the family does a group theme…

The bear and the eskimo.

The bear and the eskimo.

We have an unusually large lost and found this year. Angus, your mask is here and when I snapped this Jack and Ben were playing with your swords, but we found those too. If anyone else sees this and wants to claim their stuff, let me know…

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Not pictured: Black Cat tail and one gold stud earring.

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