How's that for a title? Don't pretend you're not impressed by my use of the word "miscellany." I wasn't even sure it was a real word--and not one I'd invented--until after I'd typed it and blogger didn't underline the word in squiggly red.
1. In which Lila pretends she's an only child
A week or so ago, we ended up doing something with just Lila, Ryan, and me. She couldn't stop talking about how great it was and how she wanted to always do things with just Lila, Mommy, and Daddy. So before church on Sunday, when we were all looking quite Halloweeny, she decided we should take pictures. Of just her, Mommy, and Daddy. She even planned the stool she wanted to stand on. The boys looked pretty cute, too, but they weren't invited to photos and they didn't really care! Also, the Sunday before Halloween is the one time I feel it's appropriate to wear skull tights to church.
2. Halloween Cookies
Nevada Day is October 31st, but was observed October 27th this year--which meant a day off school! The Gourlies invited us to the park to decorate Halloween cookies with them. The Gages, Whittakers, and Perrys came, too! The kids had a lot of fun and consumed many, many cookies. October is still too warm for it's own good so we are just soaking in the sun and park days.
3. Class Parties
I got to watch the costume parade at school then pop in to Asher and Lila's class party. Asher's class had SO MUCH FOOD. It was insane--pizza, cookies, watermelon, pretzels, popcorn, more cookies...and then some! Lila was so pumped to wear her costume to school. She'd been telling Mrs. Cantwell and Ms. Stouard how much she was going to scare them for days. At her party, they ate treats, watched a little Halloween show, then turned each other into mummies. After they mummified each other, they all attacked Mrs. Cantwell with the extra toilet paper. She was mauled and soon buried. It was hilarious and cute.
Reed came home with a gallon-size ziploc all the way full of baggies of chips, cheese balls, pretzels, popcorn, etc. His class had quite a bit of food, too!