2008年10月26日日曜日

Halloween

Today was the big Halloween event.  It was huge.  Last year's was held outside in the middle of a typhoon. @_@



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,
great time.

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
Halloween.

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
times! @_@)

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.

4 件のコメント:

Gina さんのコメント...

Good morning, the Halloween party looked like so much fun! And I could totally see parts of the tooth on the front of M's shirt! I think you did an excellent job! : ) Both a good job on the organization of the party and on the girl's costume's as well! : )

And lol, your funny description of you calling out "left foot orange" on the Twister game just cracked me up this morning! You are too funny! And a super lol, for when you said..."You wouldn't believe how bendy some kids are!!" True, true, true, some kids can really bend almost like near pretzels, right? Ha ha ha! : ) Have a good day, I hope you get some rest and that your voice has recovered. : )

Girl Japan さんのコメント...

Heather, your gals always seem to like running around "hadaka"- they are always stripping down... but so adorable, they know exactly what to do and dig their tenners in and have fun.

The Halloween party what a smash hit! Isn't it great how more and more popular western festivities are picking up? I can't even bend into right formation to follow yoga. As always..where do you find the energy? G, did you have to mention pretzels... I have been craving a warm hottie since the crisp cool air hit!

Gina さんのコメント...

Ha ha ha, gomen April! : )

thefukases さんのコメント...

Gina thanks. I was quite proud of the tooth. Even when DH couldn't tell which way was out and put it on her sequinside in. :( I quickly corrected it though so no damage done!

And I wish I was joking on the twister thing. It seems it takes until about 3rd grade before kids know their left from right reliably!

Girl Japan- yeah, it's funny DH and I are both on the prudish side so I have no idea where the naturalism streak comes from!

I actually *get* energy from doing stuff. It's when it's all over that I collapse and realise how tired I was. I did Sunday on a can of grapefruit juice and an onigiri and didn't even feel hungry until afterwards!

I've never eaten a hot pretzel- do they taste like the salted cracker type?