We had a very fun Halloween holiday. Mum is here and it was her first time experiencing an American Halloween! She was skeptical that it would be fun, but I think she ended up enjoying it. After Hatts and I headed to bed one evening, the boys with Rich and Nana carved out a pumpkin. We had bought many pumpkins but the squirrels had completely decimated them. Rich eventually attempted to throw them in the back yard woods, only to find Charlie retrieving his... it was very sweet and funny seeing Charlie tottering along with a big, half eaten pumpkin taking it to 'safety'!
Nonetheless, Rich bought a big one and the children had fun carving it.
Ta da! Rich did a super job with decorating this year: new lights, bats, spiders, and even scary music that he popped on for the brave trick or treaters.
The Friday before Halloween saw Raf's Harvest Festival at school. I went into volunteer, which was a bit of a disaster as Chaz joined me! He had a blast, though.
All Raf's friends love him!
And then Halloween itself. We went out with a massive group of children. Raf was so excited and was a bit of a lunatic running from one house to the next... I couldn't even get them to sit still for a decent photo!
Our group got smaller quickly as it was very chaotic, but it was such a brilliant evening, and we stuck with some good friends. Poor old Charlie was as exhausted as I've ever seen him, which, when added to the sugar rush, made for an interesting final half hour of treating! And even mum had a great night as she stayed home handing out candy.