The playdate party was a success and involved painting pumpkins, a leaf fight, cake, and pizza. What more could a kid ask for?
The school party was fun as well. Laurel is a star student (so says her mother) and by observation appears to be an active learner in her class. It's quite interesting how quickly children fall into pigeonholes. Within a few minutes of coming into her class, a visitor can spot the quiet, reserved child by the books, the obstinate child on the floor, the destructive child throwing something, the social children, and a few others. Laurel insisted on being a pumpkin for her school party. Many of the Halloween books she read with her mother had at least one child dressed as a pumpkin in their class parade. (above: Mother's Fav Halloween photo)
Trick or treating was fun for the kids once underway. Brant was upset to say the least about putting on his costume. Pictures were extremely difficult. Brad reports that once on their way through the neighborhood, both kids did great.