We actually had more Halloween fun the Saturday before Halloween. We started the morning with Marcus' last soccer game of the season. Then I drove Marcus and Travis straight to the church for their Primary program practice. Two hours later, I picked the boys up from church and we went home to change into our costumes. The OSC (officer's spouse club) threw an all hands Halloween party at the O'club. I helped out at our squadron's table, while the boys wandered around. I even dressed up! Of course I don't have any pictures of me in my costume, but I might dress up in it again in a day or so, and have Nathan take some pics of me.
After the party on base, we went to our ward's "Trunk or Treat". It was fun to see the kids and parents in their costumes. When we got home I made the boys pay me my "Mom Tax" and we all made ourselves sick on candy.
By Friday, most of the family was sick with colds. Nathan stayed home from school Thursday and Friday. When I told him on Friday morning he wouldn't be able to go Trick or Treating that night if he didn't go to school. He said, "Well I guess I'm too old for trick or treating anyway." What! That was when I knew he was truly sick. He may be 13, but can still pass for an 11 year old. That cut the volume of our take home candy by 1/3. Maybe next year if he still hasn't hit puberty, he will go out with his brothers again.
The Weird Guy
After we finished our neighborhood, we hopped in our minivans and drove over to the coolest neighborhood in town where everyone goes to beg for candy and the boys got even more junk. When we got home, Travis and Marcus were nice enough to share their candy with Nathan. We also had a whole bowlful of candy we were suppose to give away, but we didn't get any trick or treaters. The candy is gone now (thank goodness!), I think I have found most of the costume pieces that the boys scattered around the house. Time to move on to the next Holiday,Veteran's Day!