Tomorrow is a big day, our Jilly Beans is going to start pre-K! They had an opening so they called Jerri about it, all the paperwork was completed so the Beans is a school girl now. Nanaw is sort of torn between being happy for her and being sad because she's our baby and everyone knows that going to school is the beginning of the end of babyhood.
We took the little monsters, and the Great American Parrot, below to the Boo Fest that the Heritage Trail State Park had for the children here in our county. They had a load of fun in the haunted house and on the haunted trail. I don't think it scared the Beans much at all, but Zach and Alexis got nervous once or twice. PopPop, Jerri, and Bubbie went along with them but Nanaw gave out after standing in line for almost an hour so I sat at a picnic table and waited for them.
I've been busy this afternoon making a list of things to gather up this week for a Halloween weenie roast for the kiddies on Friday night. Trick-or-treating has been making me more and more nervous. The nearest town of any size has been having such an increase in shootings and robberies over the past year that I just don't feel it's safe to take our kids in some of the neighborhoods after dark. Zach decided last year that he was too old to trick-or-treat and he and the other kids love to get together and have time to play, so we think a little party will make everyone happy.
PopPop and Zach went down to the barn and dragged home an old tractor hub for us to build a little bon-fire in, and they went somewhere and cut us a small stack of dry wood. Jerri is bringing some hot dog sticks that her father made when she was a kid. I think the menu will be hot dogs, chips and dip, and smores. I haven't decided for sure if I'll get apple cider and juice, or if I'll make a punch. I've put some flashlights on the list in case the fire doesn't put out enough light for them. I'll also make each of them a Halloween goodie bag. We'll have to set parimeters because there are acres and acres for them to roam out here, maybe we won't lose any of the children. :-)
I just looked at the weather forecast and they're saying we're in for a frost tomorrow night. Guess I'll be out in the garden tomorrow gathering those tomatoes!