Sunday, October 26, 2008

School Girl and Halloween

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!

9 comments:

jazzi said...

Sounds like a great idea to me. I think Squirt will only be going to a church 'Trunk or Treat' and the grandma's houses.
I'm loaded up because we're on the Halloween hot trail for candy nabbers. Now if I can keep the people who live here out of the candy until Halloween get here, I'll be okay. I think I'd rather be out at your bonfire!

Virginia Gal said...

Here in Virginia we got frost already, earlier than expected and killed almost all of my mom's plants, she was not happy.

I like the idea of a Halloween party in lieu of trick or treating in a dangerous neighborhood.

Karen M said...

Your party sounds like lots of fun. I'm expecting to just be at home with not much to do. I have a full week planned. Nothing for tonight, but Tuesday is class night, Wednesday after work my DIL and I are going to a sample sale and out to dinner, then Thursday night the ladies from by SS class are going out to eat. By Friday, I will be ready to be home!!

Donna said...

Pre-K!!! Goodness! Poor NawNaw!! I KNOW how That feels! No fun letting go. Sounds like you've got the Halloween party sewed up! Great ideas...I'll have the ale and juice thank you!hahaa...Happy day sweetie!!hughugs

Joan said...

A weenie roast sounds like a excellent idea. But, what would halloween be without the tipping of a out-house? And it's even more fun when there is someone inside!

Louise said...

I hope your Halloween is fun. The one thing that is a benefit of living where the houses seem piled on top of one another is that our neighborhood is GREAT for Halloween. It's just a wonderful place to be. We usually have 150-200 trick-or-treaters, and there is just a festive air. Most houses are decorated. Sometimes there are 2 or more mini haunted houses on our street in garages on Halloween night. It's just wonderful.

Your pictures are ADORABLE!

Loretta said...

My daughter decided to do the same this year. Tanner,(age 11) says he's to old to trick or treat. They loved the idea of a wienie roast and stories around the fire. We're going try to make a scary trail for them to go on, and have a hay ride. Of course, mom bought a bunch of candy for them!

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

Oh Brenda that sounds like an awesome idea! I would have loved that as a kid and gladly done that instead of going trick-or-treating. :D I sometimes make a quick punch with apple cider, cranberry juice, and some ginger ale or sprite. It's yummy and great for fall!

joan said...

Your little monsters are so cute.