Monday, November 01, 2010
Halloween Parties: Take Two
Enter Saturday, day two in a weekend long celebration. After swim practice, the kids' team was going en masse to Layman's Farms for hayride/pumpkin patch fun. While the kids were immediately drawn to the corn crib (think sandbox full of corn kernels,) they did then leave it and participate in other activities as opposed to last year when I think the E spent, quite literally, several hours knee deep in corn.
We actually went into the corn maze for the first time and, in spite of having a map, promptly got lost. Maggie told us, "I have a superior sense of direction. I'll get us out." Was more of a team effort but we did exit without too much trauma.
The kids were also quite keen on the varied pumpkins. We had already carved ours but I liked them too and couldn't resist a few more.
After going home, we had an hour break before it was off to the Club Halloween party.
The kids have gotten so darn good that we were able to spend almost the entire party socializing with the other adults. They were happy to run amok and loop repeatedly through the (not very scary) inflatable haunted house.
Maggie's friend, who had been at Summer events and was familiar with the soda and treasure dives, did ask if they would have to dive into the pool for the candy. And while that might have been entertaining for the parents, we aren't quite that mean!
Eion was briefly under siege from a gang of Spidermen, but he rallied. To be sure, he wasn't about to eat, but he was well behaved, albeit in an over-sugared way.
My girls were definitely on the older end and it reminded me our time is soon coming to an end at such parties. But I continually think each year is our last and my kids keep wanting to go. I'm up for it as long as they are. I loved all the little girls dressed as fairies. And I kind of miss when those fairies were my girls.
But not enough to go back. They were cute at that party but much higher maintenance. Their stamina wasn't up to today's levels either. Saturday we were, true to form, the first people there and among the last to leave.