I am sure if I looked into the history of Halloween or asked one of my non-Halloween-going friends, we may not participate in October 31st activities. But we do and we do it well!
Decorating the front of the house for trick or treaters.
Getting together with beloved friends to carve pumpkins.
Creating costumes that express themselves and empower our boys. Taking snacks to school to share with classmates during the Halloween party. (This year it was watermelon cutouts.)
Going door-to-door to meet our neighbours and share a story or two. Giving out chips and chocolates to each person who comes to our door.
Looking at photos of our cousins who dressed up.
Being a part of Community.
Loving our Family.
Pouring into our boys.
Eating lots of mini chocolate bars.
Witnessing one of the most incredible sunsets I have seen in awhile.
God gets all our praise for this night and the people who surrounded us this Halloween!
We had our third annual pumpkin carving on the weekend and I couldn’t resist sharing the photos. Our old friends and neighbours from the old hood drove down to carve with us
It was a time full of laughter and creativity. It was amazing to see our boys working with other adults. We provide the appetizers and the space, everyone else brings their pumpkins and tools. The oldest two boys even did most of their carving this year.
This years appetizers were roasted pumpkin seeds, spicy pepperoni, feta stuffed olives, Camembert cheese, crackers, crackers and caramel corn.
Every Thursday in the month of October, Sexy Neck’s school has a theme day.
Yesterday was cowboy day:
Sexy Neck went as a Sheriff. It was very fitting for his job as a Vice Principal.
We all loved helping him get dressed up with the boys costume badge, red bandana and even a new pair of plastic handcuffs.
But he wouldn’t wear the moustache because he felt the students wouldn’t take him seriously.
Here’s Steve with the office staff:
The little things are sweet.
The boys were so excited to decorate the front of the house. We pulled out the orange Halloween box and the boys were off!
We only got one scowl from a neighbour, but she was also the one that told us when she met us, “I was hoping you would have girls!” Haha. Sorry lady.
Enjoy our fun morning of activity: