Saturday, November 01, 2008

Halloween Fun and Not So Much Fun

The day began with a Halloween Parade at Ethan's school which had Preschool through Grade Two parading in their costumes through the school yard. We had time to view the parade before taking Katie Starr to school. It was adorable. Ethan's class was the first one in the parade since they are the littlest in the school. As they drew closer, we dissolved into fits of laughter as five of the nine children in the class were Spiderman, including our mischief man. As I was commenting on that fact, the woman next to me asked which one was my child and I answered "the smallest Spiderman" He was so adorable! We yelled out to him so that he would know that we were there and he waved but it was obvious that he really did not know it was us. As he turned the corner and we called out to him again, he really spotted us this time. He bolted from the line and made a beeline for us...HA! The teachers aide chased him down and the little boy behind him in line just froze like..Hey, what the heck am I supposed to do now that you are not in front of me anymore!! Here is a little video of this scene...



Here are the Spidermen and the scene in the school yard.





Halloween is one of my favorite holidays of the year and now even more than ever. Of course, the first reason is that it was that day, 24 years ago, that I received the biggest treat of my life, my Justin Bennett. The second reason is that now I get the second chance to enjoy this fun holiday through the eyes of the Dynamic Duo.

Now here are the DD and our friends, Minouche, Delfim and Yasmin partying with us at the the town center





Here is Daddy in his costume as he is emceeing the event.








All was fun until about 7:00 PM. That was the time that our family all met for a celebratory birthday dinner after attending a large Halloween Party that Marc emcees each year in the Town Center of a local city. We certainly enjoyed watching Marc, spending time with our friends, Minouche, Delifim and their beautiful daughter, Yasmin, as well as my folks. We also enjoyed watching the children dance and trick or treat but that was where the party ended for this Mom.
Once we got to dinner it all hit the fan. The DD were overtired from a long and overstimulating day of partying. Also the sugar factor was going at full tilt. All I wanted to do was be able to enjoy some adult conversation with my son and the rest of the family but that was IMPOSSIBLE with the little angels....HA! Marc and I were both pretty spent as well as we had not stopped for a moment the entire day. It was just one of those days that I wanted to just curl up in a corner and make it all go away. I looked at my dad and said, "I really need some time to myself"

After dinner I called Justin. I wished him a happy birthday again and told him how sorry I was that we could not really talk or enjoy our time together. He reassured me that he and Judy had a wonderful time talking to Nana and Papa and that he was just happy spending his birthday with us period. He also informed me that the slide show that I posted on my blog brought tears to his eyes...he love it :) I love that kid of mine. Then I received a phone call from my mom who made me the wonderful offer of watching the DD tonight so that we could have a fun evening out...sans children. Are you kidding; of course we would!!! Thanks Mom!! I love you!!

Here is the family at dinner and the person behind the hat is my Mom who was camera shy!







Hopefully, next year the Dynamic Duo's "out in Public" demeanor will be much improved. Thankfully, with life there is always hope....

Happy Birthday again Justin!!

10 comments:

Vivian M said...

I am glad you had a nice Halloween and some time to yourself. The kids looked adorable! And happy belated birthday to Justin!

Tammie said...

Oh my gosh! I loved the video of Ethan. Yup. This past year has really changed him. He knew where he belonged. With mom & dad of course!

The Spooktacular event looks great each year. One day I may get a chance to get down there since so many of my own students live in that town. In fact, the bounces that were out, are the ones from my friend's company that we're using for the picnic.

And of course, Justin's celebration looked like a nice time out also. I'm so happy that you got to celebrate his (& your) special day together.

tumbleintodreams said...

Well, you can rest assured that Ethan is at a very safe school. With all those super heros no bad guys would dare come near! sherri

Gail said...

Your posts always make me smile and feel like I'm right there with you. Love all the Spidermans at Ethan's school...so cute. Of course Will was Spiderman/ Batman for Halloween. And no worries...it always gets better, every year. 2 and 3 year olds have their 'moments.' At least I keep telling myself that!

hugs,

Gail

Chloe's Mama said...

Loved your post...so cute with all of those little Spidermen. Sorry it all ended up in chaos, but hey, chaos is your middle name, right? These days with little ones are going to go by in a blink, so keep enjoying them!

Chloe's Mama said...

(OOPS! I'm logged in under the wrong name...it's me, Kelley from Sunshine and Rubber Duckies, in case you're wondering.)

Colleen said...

LOL I loved all the spidermen LOL Happy Birthday to Justin. I understand the wanting some adult time...I can't remember the last time Ken and I had a night out.

Judy said...

Very cute pictures! I love your post.

Karen said...

Love the costumes! Looks like they had a great time!

Beverly said...

what fun, great pics. video hadn't loaded yet so I will watch in a sec.