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.
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 Sweetnicks......one of my favorite food/family blogs. With her and Live.Love.Eat.....I'm set in the kitchen!