Today was wonderful and I am ready for it to be over cause it was exhausting too. School was awesome and short! We had an early, early out day for teacher training so the kids left at 11. Before I went to the training I finally got this project finished up:
As I was looking through my own pictures I realized that I never finished blogging about fall break. Here is a picture of my Mom and Dad when I dropped them off at the airport.
|Zach-cutest little one year-old|
|Kate-the Black Widow|
The food was delicious and everyone went all out with their food assignments! We had bread bowls, two kinds of soups, salad, veggies, grapes, caramel apples, frankenstein krispies, homemade oreos, pumpkin pie and punch. No one left hungry!
|Kristin and Marianne|
I was really terrible at taking pictures but I just didn't have time to think about it! After we ate dinner the kids had an eyeball race with ping-pong balls and spoons, played ghost in the graveyard with a sheet, did crafts, competed in a mummy wrapping race, played Halloween Bingo and musical chairs. My favorite thing that we did was a little story called the tale of Hall O' Ween. The story talks about his brain, heart, hair, ears, eyeballs, nose, hand, blood, and worms that ate him-gosh, now that I am typing it seems quite gruesome. Anyway, I came up with different foods to go with each thing and put them in separate cups. We turned out the lights, lit a candle, and sat in a circle. As I would tell about each body part, I would pass the corresponding food item around so that everyone could feel it. HILARIOUS. The facial expressions were priceless! After the first go-around some of the little ones refused to touch anymore because they were so grossed out. All of us adults were dying laughing! It was fun.
Before the party was over we snatched a couple of group shots. We are missing Ava and Zach in the group pictures but I did the best I could. They are the cutest nieces and nephews ever!
Oh, and my favorite quote of the night was from Ella as we were leaving the church and the temple was glowing only a block from us:
"Yeah, it's so pretty. It looks like a haunted house."