We celebrated Halloween with a special school lunch last Thursday. Ella and Gabe helped make our charcuterie board.
Mark made ghosts (meatloaf mixture and provolone cheese).
Charlotte made cupcakes.
Have you heard of haunted carwashes? Apparently, this year it was a national trend. There was one close to us, and the only night that worked last week was Friday night. Us...and the rest of Fresno. Ella doesn't like carwashes under any circumstance, so she had no interest in one where creatures jumped out at your car as it went through the wash. But Charlotte, Levi, Gabe and Ruby were excited to go through. And my car definitely was ready for a wash. We got there about 7:15. By "there," I mean that we got to the vicinity. It took us awhile to find the end of the line. Turns out it was nearly two miles long! And you know how long it takes to go through the carwash. It's not like they can speed it up... We were sure it was at least a two- to three-hour wait. So we went to the regular carwash nearby, and the kids screamed their heads off the entire time, even though there was no haunting going on. If only you could hear the audio...
Then we stopped for ice cream, came home and watched the Addams Family movie, the animated version. It ended up being a great evening. Next year we will plan ahead and not wait until the night before Halloween!
I was shocked to find out that none of them have ever seen any episode of the original Addams Family TV show. I am taking it upon myself to educate them on quality TV. We will be watching at least a couple episodes from The Addams Family, The Munsters, Mr. Ed, My Favorite Martian, Gilligan's Island, the Flintstones and the Jetsons, and any others we deem necessary to their education.I love this idea. Maybe next year.
Ready for Halloween.