Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Party & Haunt & Our Little Devil

I braved the 3rd grade yesterday with Jack and Lainey in order to help out with Carter's party. We lasted about an hour....not bad considering the circumstances!

I love elementary schools.....the smells of crayons and glue and all things childlike. We are beyond thrilled with his new school here in Overland Park. It's loaded with awards and easy to see why after having a child enrolled.

Here we are leaving a classroom and heading to the gym for the costume parade. Yes, Halloween costumes at school.

For a Halloween party.

Not a Harvest Hop.

Not an Autumn Party.

Not a Fall Festival.

I love it.

It was total mayhem......all grades parading through the gym....but so much fun. There's Carter in the KC Chiefs jersey talking to the shark.

Lainey Bug was overwhelmed.

I brought the tray of banana chocolate chip bread. Another oddity.....bringing in home-baked treats. Not allowed in Colorado schools. Nor, was a "Halloween" labeled party. (I am not knocking Colorado schools.....they're just our only experience in public schools. But, I have heard they're like this in many areas).

Lainey took a seat on the floor with Jack and enjoyed some bread.

After the treats, the kids made "slime". Such a hit!

Lainey helped herself to more goodies.

Yucky, gooey slime.

And, precious brothers. We arrived in the classroom and Jack immediately ran to Carter, "Tiss, Carter!" and he did.....kissed his little brother. Makes me smile to know he's not too cool for this yet.

We spent our evening at Halloween Haunt.....heavily clad with spooky delights.

Blake got in on the fun, too. Silly Daddy.

Soccer game today......I brought face paint for the players and we painted their faces before the game. Failed to get pictures.....I know.....unlike me. But, I was busy chasing this little devil:

How cute are these barrettes?! I've been on the look out for them since seeing them on Kelley's blog.

Spooky Laine:

Wax lips.....always fun.

Pumpkins are perched. We're out to a Halloween party in town and then trick-or-treating tonight!

And, I have this all ready for dinner. Macaroni and Cheese Dog Casserole. Isn't she a beauty? Recipe here. Found it over at of my favorite food/family blogs. With her and Live.Love.Eat.....I'm set in the kitchen!


Kelley Loredo said...

I'm so glad you found some horns - cool! Looks like you guys have had such a fun week!

Jodee said...

No way! A Halloween party, costumes and homemade treats in school?! We live in Nebraska and our schools would never allow that either! How fun! Cute pictures!

Coco said...

Love the horns!!

Mac,cheese and weinie casserole, hmmmmmm one of my favorites!!

The Rand's said...

Love the horn barrettes! So cute!
Our schools do NOT allow Halloween parties or home baked goods. That's neat that your schools do!

Dee Stephens said...

What a fun party! cut barrettes too!

The Lenzers said...

Cutest barretts ever!!! Plus you survived the 3rd grade....I'm impressed

SASS said...

WTF? No home-baked goods? Why? That's weird. Don't get the point of that.
I'm so trying the casserole. That sounds so yum.
Love that you shared Jack and Carter's little moment. What a sweet big brother!! I never would have kissed a sibling in front of friends. Hell, I still wouldn't. That'd be way uncool.

P.s. Love the new header!

Cate O'Malley said...

Love the horn barrettes - now must hunt them down for next year. Madeline's brother was a little red devil when he was a baby for his first Halloween, so it's only fitting. :) Glad the casserole was a hit!