It’s been a while. What to say? What to say?
Things have been.
That wasn’t a mistake of a sentence. That’s what I meant to write. Things have just BEEN.
I’ve been trying to get through each day with as much cheer as possible. Some days it’s easier than others.
Let’s talk about Halloween though. That was good. It lasted for 5 days. As a matter of fact, I could probably count up to last night because Jay was still wearing and playing in his costume.
The Friday before Halloween we went to a Trunk or Treat at Ace’s old school. I’m not sure if we were technically supposed to go or if it’s only open to current students but we did go and the kids had a good time. Ace said hello to a few of his past teachers but forgot that they couldn’t tell who was under the mask. Jay got lots of compliments on his costume. He was in compliment heaven. It happened every time he went out in it.
Speaking of Jays costume. He decided months ago that he wanted to be a character from his favourite video game. A costume for said character is not available in stores so it had to be made. Here is a side by side of Ace & Jay in costume and Jays costume inspiration. I think we nailed it. And by we, I mean Shaunie.
You can’t see the flames on his head very well, but Ace is Ghost Rider.
After the Trunk or Treat we went to a festival at the local YMCA. There were games and bouncy things and a haunted house and a hay ride. The plan was to leave at 7:30. Pushing the kids past their bed time is not usually a good idea but everyone was having a good time and behaving well, so we stayed until nearly 9pm.
Saturday found us at a Celtic festival. I don’t know how or why. It just happened. Kilts and iron workers and giant turkey legs and bagpipes and Highland Games. It was cool. Then we went to a cute little shopping district in Richmond that was hosting a Halloween thing and a zombie walk. THEN we went to a mall that was hosting yet another Halloween thing. We skipped out before the movie started. (Hotel Transylvania). We just couldn’t take anymore. We, being the adults.
Then on Tuesday we did the traditional trick or treating around the neighbourhood. It was nice. The kids got way too much candy but that’s kind of the point I guess.
On November first, Jay announced that this Halloween had been the best ever and was already musing about what he’d dress up as next year. When I told him he should give it some time before making a decision he said: OK, I’ll decide in January.