We ran out of Halloween goodies about an hour ago, and as the last of our trick-or-treaters left, Anna turned to Grammy Joan and said, "This was the best day ever." I had to agree.
After Anna came home from preschool, I picked up Sam from school, we ate a quick lunch and then drove out to the base for Tony's promotion ceremony. It was so nice that Joan could be here for such a wonderful event for Tony. Tony's only request was that the kids come in their Halloween costumes. Joan and I got to pin his new major clusters on his uniform jacket and pound them in for luck and the kids changed out the epaulets on his shirt. It was so fun to have them involved in the ceremony.
After the ceremony, I ran Sam back to school and stayed to help with his class's Halloween party, if you can call it that because they didn't get to dress up. Bah humbug, I say. It is the sweetest class and we had a ball playing BINGO, eating treats and making candy necklaces.
At about 5:30, Tony got home from work and he and Joan took the kids trick-or-treating in our neighborhood while I handed out treats at home. It was THE most gorgeous day...the kids didn't even need jackets and came home with full candy bags and huge smiles. Josh even rode along in his stroller with his bunny ears on. For the record, Sam was a magician, Anna was his lovely assistant, and Josh was the rabbit.
Hope you had a wonderful, safe Halloween!