I hope everyone has enjoyed October…because it is walking out the door! Another month closer in wrapping up 2011…WOW it has flown by. October is usually my favorite month of year, I LOVE Halloween and the appearance of Autumn always perks me up from the sweaty months before it. This year was a weird one….peaks and valleys…such is life. However, packed with a murder mystery, a Fall fest, and a spooky Halloween play to boot allowed me to really get my a$$ up the peaks 🙂
I also had the annual AFAP conference this month and that was more than A LOT! I facilitated a group this year…and by the end I had walked away with another great experience to list on my resume. Youth and Education was our topic and we whipped out three impressive issues (insert Teen Club, more Part Day Preschools, and Middle School sports).
Teage had his first Fall Fest in “real” school and it was so cute. To see him in action was a breath of fresh air. It was my first time volunteering on the classroom…Mrs Mendoza likes to bring parents in the fold around Fall fest time so that the kids have enough time to adjust to the class rules and don’t get all clingy. She obviously wasn’t talking about Teage. He would much rather show off in front of me, than hug me. I was in charge of the spooky necklace center and the kids worked those fine motor skills like nobody’s business!
JD had also been feverishly rehearsing for his school play! It was cute and JD did the best by far. Seriously, I’m not just saying that b/c he’s my boy. The expressions that boy can do with his face is amazing. He played Ted, the “normal” guy visiting Frankenstein’s home. Afterwards, the cast and crew broke it down to Thriller…go JD!
We also went to Murder Mystery Party in Wiesbaden….the party itself was super fun. I wanna do one of these in the future…
We had a party scheduled, but cancelled due to personal reasons….which is totally not publicly blog worthy, so we had a fam bam dinner with the Alex, Rhea and the kids instead and did some crafts. It was relaxing and much needed after that conference finally wrapped.
The next day, we all spent all of Sunday carving pumpkins…which was super fun. The kids enjoy getting creative as do I!! George did the intricate carvings…he’s such a perfectionist. But they came out awesome!
P.S. two of these were smashed on our doorstep Saturday night Hence the TRICK!
People that know that about me know that I go ALL out when I decorate. This year was no exception (and with the years whizzing by, I always manage to collect more and more”crap”). I cannot wait to have the large yard I envision in my future so I can really set this thing off!! But no matter where I am…I have to create and cook my arse off, Halloween style!
Trick or treating went off without a hitch and my favorite part is seeing all the costumes 🙂
Hope everyone has a safe and fabulous Halloween…from our home to yours!
Love ya and thx for looking…