Sunday, October 28, 2007

Whitear Halloween Party

Last Thursday, we went to Stacey's family Halloween Party. They have been doing this party every year for 24 years. Stacey's Grandma Whitear goes all out for this party. First we eat dinner, which is always a big thing. She always makes her cauldron of homemade root beer. She makes a cake for every grandchild and great-grandchild. They have a cake walk to give them out. The kids go "fishing" and get all sorts of treats and Halloween toys and clothes. She does a scavenger hunt, and one of the children's favorites, "Spooky Sam." In this, she gets all sorts of things that feel like body parts, and pass them around for the kids to feel with their eyes closed. For example, for eyeballs, she peels grapes and passes them around. She passes around all sorts of body parts, like the heart, toes, intestines, etc. I am always amazed at the effort that she puts into it. This year was the first year that things were toned down a little...there was no scavenger hunt and no "Spooky Sam." It was very fun, and Kaylee, Aaron, and Nathan loved it.

Kaylee dressed up as a princess, and Nathan was the fierce dragon!

Aaron was the knight in shining armor to protect us all!

Stacey and I were the King and Queen. Don't laugh, Kaylee designed the crowns.

By the time we were home, all 3 kids were so worn out that they just crashed.

Christy had given me about 120 photos of the Halloween parties over the years, and I put them to music and made a slide show along with some video of the past few years. It was fun making it and everyone sure did enjoy seeing the old photos and videos.

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