Saturday, October 31, 2009

Elise's Halloween party

Let the party begin! For the record, Elise was a wizard this year. She was more about the outfit than the character, though, as it involved a sparkly cape, sparkly hat and sparkly boa scarf.

Elise's school has this great Halloween tradition of walking through the historic, part of town past some amazing historic houses, to our district's main office (in a renovated old Victorian house). It's a great walk and the kids have fun showing off their costumes. An added benefit - they get a little tired out to offset all the sugar of Halloween! :)

Because of the insane amount of rain this year, the parade was moved inside. Wasn't quite the same, but fun nonetheless. (This is our last year in that school, none of the other schools in the district do this walk, so I was looking forward to one last time before Elise moves on....sigh.)

Elise did this during the parade. She was very intent on watching each kid. I asked her afterwards what she was doing...she was counting the number of kids in each class. OK...

Next came the class party time. Elise loved the craft and I put my camera away and chatted with the other moms.

It was a fun time. We quickly sped across town and caught the last 5 minutes of Carson's party but I didn't even time to whip out the camera to embarrass him.


Sandra said...

Cute pictures, cute wizzard, cute craft! Happy Halloween to you ;-)

Super Mommy said...

Love Elise's costume. Isn't it funny how much kids put into the thought of who/what they want to be? It just has to be perfect, and if it's not approved by them, then no way!

Bummer about not getting to parade through the streets with the Victorian houses...sounds divine!

Karen said...

Such a pretty "wizard" Elise made!
Love the craft- have to keep that one in mind for next year!

Tammie said...

Elise was an awesome wizard!