Since Halloween falls on a Sunday this year, Utah celebrates on Hallow's Eve. We had a busy morning starting around 7:00 a.m. Jacek had his last Halloween Tournament game at 8:00 against Utah Pump N Run and a couple of his teammates Bryce and Stephan. Last night, Cory kept saying, "We play at Bingham. We play at Bingham" so he wouldn't go to the wrong school. Guess what I did? I went to the wrong school. I didn't even think about it until I couldn't find Cory's truck in the parking lot. DUH!!! We were a few minutes late, but not too much.
Skyline lost by about 10 points, but Jacek played really well and scored 12 points. Then we came home and I made German pancakes and took a little nap before heading out for Keaton's last soccer game.
It was a great game, but we lost 2-3 in the end. Keaton loves his teammates and playing soccer so much that he was very sad it was the last game. He really loves Coach Rick too.
He's a fun guy and makes it really interesting for the kids to learn. He has a couple of "plays" that he runs called Corn Dog, Biscuit and Firecracker. It cracks me up every time he yells, "Corn Dog Play". As I was taking this picture he grabs Keaton and says, "This may be the last year that I'm taller than you." :)
After the game the whole team met at Rocky Mountain Pizza Co. and had pizza and salad buffet. Kim W. and I were in charge of treats, so Kim ordered 4 dozen yummy Cowboy Grub almond/sugar cookies. They are evil. It was so generous of Dawn and Rick to pay for the whole team's lunch. They are amazing folks! Thanks Dawn and Rick for a great soccer season.
It was pouring rain when we got out the restaurant around 3:45 p.m. I just wanted to curl up in a blanket and watch a movie, but Keaton had other plans. He really really wanted to carve pumpkins, so I helped him with his and it turned out cute. Then I took some pictures while there was still a little bit of light left. It was cloudy and gloomy, so the photos were a little dark.
I love the twinkling lights shining through the windows and the assortment of pumpkins on our porch.
He was Mario for his school Halloween Program and Party, but wanted to be Yoshi for Halloween Trick or Treating.
*We had fun using alliteration this week with him having a Halloween Program, Party, Poem and Parade with Pumpkins and Punch.
He has a flair for the dramatic!
We couldn't find his Halloween pillowcase that he made in Kindergarten, so he settled for the Toy Story 3 bag I bought for him at Smith's.
His costume was a little tight, but the adult costume I bought him was WAY too big. He went with the smaller one.
He was always moving around, making noises and talking up a storm while I was taking his pictures. Here he's making Yoshi sounds. He was cracking me up.
Here he's laying a Yoshi Egg. He looks constipated to me!
Here he's being Yoshi-ish again. I know Yoshi sticks out his tongue for some reason, but now I can't remember specifically what he's doing.
After torturing him with the photo session, Keaton and I went over the neighbor's annual Halloween BBQ and ate a hamburger under the awnings in the soaking rain. I was really not looking forward to trick or treating in the rain, but Keaton LIVES for Halloween, so we got ready to go with gloves and boots on. We talked Jacek into going with us for a couple of cul-de-sacs and it miraculously stopped raining. THANK YOU TRICK OR TREATING GODS!!!!
This house gave out sacks of Corn Nuts! What a great idea! I'm going to remember that for next year because it was a welcome addition to all the sugar that he received. After Jacek ditched us on house number 8, Keaton and I walked around the entire neighborhood and went to every. single. house. that. had. a. light. on. Except one. And he'll never let me forget it.
We crossed paths with this little boy towards the beginning of journey and it turns out his name is Keaton too. What a coincidence. He was about 4 years old and loved being with Keaton, so we walked around together for a little while.
Keaton's Trick or Treat sack was completely full and very heavy by the time we arrived home two hours later.
I love how he dumped it all in the middle of the floor and then started sorting it by candy type. For example, all M&M's together, all Laffy Taffy's, all suckers, etc.. He got a lot of Reese's peanut butter cups, which made his dad and brother happy. All in all, a very successful Hallow's Eve night. Keaton's already lamenting the loss of October and planning what he'll be next year for Halloween. If it were tomorrow, he would be Kirby.