"This isn't healthy," as they dispose of their children's sugary treasures. I applaud your resolve and determination to be healthy. As for me, my rug is littered with candy wrappers. In the morning, as I prepare their oatmeal, I'm the Mom who asks,
"Would you like this with a side of tootsie roll or pixie stick?" As sick as it all sounds, my children make quick work of slimming down their candy piles. A few days of 'having at it' and an extra tube of toothpaste later, the candy will be gone. Halloween 2013 will subsequently be filed away as the newest experience in their childhood memory banks.
From a blogging perspective, here's what our Halloweening looked like this year.
First things first, the costumes.
There was a magical emerald witch named, Eliza.
... or possibly cause a little trouble. I'm not quite sure yet. :)
Our Halloween outings included our wards trunk or treat:
A Halloween party at Nana Maries.
A family night with the Mays crew that included spaghetti, a mummy wrap and a lesson about The Good Shepherd finding the lost sheep.
Pumpkin Carving on Halloween Eve (read: Andrew and I are procrastinators). We had a fire going in the fire place which added charm and warmth to the evening. I liked that a lot.
Later in the day we went to the Halloween parade at the elementary school to wave to our little witch.
Until next year!