Typhoon Chaba (catagory 4) came to town to help celebrate my birthday. We took advantage of our typhoon days locked up in the house. We carved our pumpkin, and bake festive pumpkin and ghost cookies. Kennedy wanted to make our pumpkin Tinker Bell. However, in her own words, “our pumpkin looks more Japanese than Tinker Bell!” Typhoon Chaba gave us a pretty good show, and left in time for us to participate in all the Halloween festivities.We celebrated my birthday by attending a church chili cook-off and trunk-or-treat. The kids were thrilled to dress up. The minute Nathan put on costume, he transformed into a cute growly dragon. He got lots of comments about being a dinosaur dragon! Kennedy had fun teaching Nathan the do’s and don’ts of trick-or-treating, but thought he was too slow! He had a hard time not eating each piece of candy before moving on! The kids had a great time, and got WAY TOO MUCH CANDY!
Brian and the kids spoiled me. I got new capris, an adorable light weight sweater, and an amazing telephoto zoom lens for my camera. Not to mention the amazing rendition of Happy Birthday they sang for me. I even got to blow a candle out of a pumpkin cookie! I would have to say that the BIG 30 turned out pretty well for me! According to the kids, I’m practically a granny
As if the kids didn’t get enough candy already, we headed out Saturday night again! We walked around our housing area on base. Nathan had the cutest (and quietest) tricker-treap ever! Nathan was getting pretty tired, so we headed home to hand out candy. Kennedy and Daddy found some spooky music to turn on in the background, and sat on the porch waiting for the kids to come. Kennedy loved to chat with all the kids as she gave them their candy. She especially loved it when she recognized a friend from church or school! When the time came, I had to drag her off to bed. I think she may have enjoyed handing out the candy as much, or more than trick-or-treating! It was definitely better than bed!