This year's was held over three floors of a huge community centre and the forecourt and
even the side roads around it. We had a jumprope competition, cakewalk, costume
competition, craft room, balloon art, live music and dancing, haunted house, sponsors'
display, raffles, pin the nose on the witch, face painting, Halloween twister and ball toss.
I was in charge of twister and after 5 hours of 'left foot orange- No, LEFT, hidari, HIDARI!
! This one!!!(poking) No, foot! ORANGE' I have almost no voice left but I had such a great,
It amazed me last year and it amazed me again this year- so many people come together
and volunteer their time for these events. Uni students, eikaiwa teachers who know and love
Halloween from their home countries, those who don't, senior citizens, everyone. There was
a real buzz all day and it was just great to e a part of it. You can sign me up now for next year's
That said I worked yesterday afternoon and then helped do Halloween setup straight from work
until 10:30pm. The I spent all day (8:00am - 5:30pm) there today and I really missed my family.
I feel like I didn't see my girls at all. :( And tomorrow it's back to Kinder and A's in daycare so I can
work. Funny how I spend so much of my time wishing for some time to myself and then when I
finally get some I'm all sad and lonely. Weird!
I took my camera with me today but I was literally too busy to take any pictures. (You wouldn't believe
how bendy some kids are!! Even cheating and calling out the trickiest calls I could think of the games
went on foreeeeeeevvvverrrrr. And we had some serious repeat offenders, The worst one came in FIVE
So Dh took my camera to take some pictures for me. I love my husband and he's a great
guy. Talented at many and varied things. BUT he sucks at taking pictures. Doesn't believe in the zoom button,
never considers framing and believes you needn't take more than one picture of each happening. So in a whole
day with all that going on he took seven pictures. SEVEN. Oh well.
Here's the girls in their costumes:
Shocking picture. You can't see that M has a tooth on her shirt, is holding a tooth shaped wand, and has a tooth on her hairtie. Or that M and A have wings. But oh well.
You can't see any of M's costume here but it's a cute picture of her anyway, hey?
And all that time I spent assembling and making those costumes? Completely wasted! They both stripped down to their skivvies and played that way. Oh well, that's my girls- comfort over cuteness anyday. :)
Two festivals in three days though and I'm beat.