Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Random Bits to Round Out Halloween

Zack's school knows how to do things right.
This is the stage set for the kids to march across and stand
and show off their costumes, sing some songs, and recite poems.

Favorite costumes:

*Sumo Ballerina
*Mouse in a Mousetrap

One teacher's costume had us all stumped until I figured it out.
He was wearing a chef's hat, apron, and oven mitts
but was carrying an iron, as in, to iron clothes.

"The Iron Chef"
(I'll hold for the aaaaw man's!)

Zack did quite well on stage
but of course I was on the wrong side of the auditorium.

All the teachers dressed up, too.
Very festive, and lots of fun with
organ music and spooktastic tunes being played.

Then I got sacked by a migraine at 2:30.
No no no no no.
Thankfully, Zack wanted Dad to share the day
and they went Trick-or-Treating.

Zack jumped in my bed when he came home
and dumped his candy on the bed
and said,
"You can have anything you want, 
just don't touch my Whoppers!"

Ah, childhood.

I'm trying to give him a good one!


Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off. She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene and is the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party.


  1. I'm not fond of Whoppers, myself, so Zack could have them all to himself! Sounds like he had a good Halloween this year. He looks so cute!

  2. What a great Mom! You are giving him a wonderful childhood!

  3. That was a great looking stage.
    I bet it was lots of fun.
    And you are giving him a pretty special childhood:)

  4. Love that about the whoppers!!!

  5. I love it when people put some thought into events like this--especially when it involves children.

    So sorry about your migraine. My mother-in-law suffered with them for many years, but says they disappeared after menopause.

    Take care!

  6. Love this post. Yes you are giving Zack a eonderful childhood. We had several trick-or-treaters last night. I had such a good time giving candy and strings of beads tell all the little grimling that they were magic powers to protect them.:^)

  7. It sure does look like the school puts on some nice Halloween festivities! I'm glad Zack was willing to join in this time and had fun. Unfortunately, this year one of the kid's schools decided it was no longer okay to celebrate Halloween at school so we didn't have the
    "Trunk or Treat" as in year's past. I think the kids got enough candy though! I couldn't help myself when they were in school today....

  8. Lovely post dear Lori. Sorry you got a migraine. Thankful that dad did the candy crawl.

  9. Aww, looks like he had a wonderful time! So sorry about your migraine, they always come at the worst times... then again, when would be a good time? *sigh* I'm with Patti, you are giving that boy an amazing childhood filled with wonderful experiences and a ton of love.

  10. sounds like everyone had a great day..excluding the migraine,
    funny about the Whoppers

  11. How fun was that??? great stage, great costumes.

  12. Ah childhood holloween, how wonderful, what a great school Zach has.

    On the migrains, my Gary used to have them terrible, seems the excedrine he was taking all the time had caffeine and what with all the cokes he drank (he never has drank coffee) he kept getting rebound migrains, finally he weaned himself off of coke, all caffeinated drinks, no chocolate and no cheese and he never had another migraine since. he occasionaly drinks a caffeinated drink now, and some chocolate or cheese now to no ill effect.

  13. and suceeding :-D
    thanks for sharing your Hallooween.

  14. That is a great way to enjoy the Day- for Zack I mean!! I was never a big fan of Halloween myself as my parents were not into it- I wish that they had been more supportive. Zack is doing great- anyone who will share his Reeses is doing great in my book- He can have the WHoppers!!!!

  15. What a fun night and a safe place for the kids. I love the stage and the kids look great.

  16. Aaww, you certainly are giving him a great childhood, Lori...you are a fantastic mom! Loved the teacher's costume...love those kind of costumes! Someone once told me that they went as a "Serial Killer" (knive stuck on a cereal box...get it?) Too funny! Sounds like Zack had a wonderful time. So sorry you had to have a migraine...hope you are doing better.

  17. You are indeed giving him a wonderful childhood, my dear and he will thank you for it some day (I know because mine are grown up and they keep telling me that - makes me cry every time).

    You know, I just commented to my husband the other day that I haven't had a migrane since I had my hysterectomy 2 1/2 years ago. I hadn't really paid attention before. I had a headache and took some ibuprofen, and happened to think that thought.

  18. What an awesome stage set up!

    Great pics, too - even for being on the wrong side of the stage.

    Sometimes I wish my son was still young enough to trick-or-treating,....it's such a fun experience all around!!

  19. He looks awesome! It's great to share our kids childhood giving them experiences they will cherish. My daughters are 21 and 22. I miss those early childhood days but I also love the frienship we have now. I hope you are doing better and the migrane is gone.

  20. Sounds like he had a great Halloween!


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