Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2010

As much as I dislike Halloween, I have to try to play along since I loved it as a kid, and so I can understand why my kids love it. Now, as an adult, I wouldn't be sad if they did away with the "holiday" altogether. It's just too much work, too much money for costumes, and too much sugar for my liking, and it just seems pointless.

On that note, here are a couple of pictures from our ward Halloween carnival we held on Friday night.

The owl was one of the highlights of the evening.

We also attended the school Halloween Carnival on Thursday night. It was very crowded & hot, but I appreciate all the work the school puts in to make it fun for the kids. Not to mention the carnival raises money for the school. That's a plus.

Saturday night we joined some friends and took the kids trick-or-treating in the rain. Well, I wimped out and got in the car and drove. They only went to a few houses, then we called it a night, because of the rain. They still had plenty of candy from the party the night before.

So we got into some more comfortable clothes, and went over to our friends house to chat and watch "Fire in the Sky", (about Alien abduction).

Overall, it was an eventful weekend, and a pretty fun Halloween.


Angie said...

I agree you with about the holiday, but we grin and try to enjoy it for our kids. It seems silly we go around asking other people to give us candy but the kids love it. I'm glad you had a little fun though.

Melissa said...

Amen to your Halloween thoughts! The kids do love it, though.

The money made from the school carnival isn't used as a fundraiser for other activities - the PTA can only have 1 fundraiser a year. Any money made is used only for the Halloween carnival expenses. Yeah. Doesn't make a lot of sense for all the prep, but...again, the kids love it. The things we do for them :)