It was at an awkward time, starting at 4. We planned to get there around 4:30 and packed a picnic dinner, since there are no convenient places to eat nearby. I am used to the Halloween events we go to being packed, but the parking lot was pretty empty and it was quiet inside. The kids got their faces painted and we did a couple of crafts, then we had our picnic.
We came back inside, had some cookies and apple cider, then decided to get our palms read. They also had Tarot Card readings, but I didn't want the kids to do that. The Palmist was a nice lady who reads palms as a hobby. She made it very clear to the kids that everything she said was just in fun and not to take it too seriously. I had my palm read too, but Thomas did not (he took Luke outside instead). The four of us had some things in common, like we are all really smart (so far, that woman was 100% accurate!). Me and Jack had a mark showing an interest in the occult and spooky stuff. Anna and Jack both had a heart line, which I guess is more unusual for boys and the palmist remarked that the girls are going to love his romantic side. :) Jack also had a double life line, which is another rare mark and indicates protection against disease and illness. There was a lot more, like Anna has a "tremendous imagination," Kara is very creative, and Jack and I both enjoy cleverness and being around witty people. Some of it was extremely inaccurate, like Jack and Kara like change. Kara especially is all about routine. Also, that Anna keeps things to herself--maybe that will be a trait that shows as a teenager, but for now, she is an open book who lays everything on the line (sometimes in minute detail, in fact, both girls are that way). Regardless, it was really fun.
|Kara and the palm reader|
|On the trick-or-treat trail|
|Cute kids in a pretty setting|
|My favorite picture of the night|
|Jack wanted me to take his picture pretending to fall off the wall, I didn't notice what Anna was doing until it was over, but the final shot made me laugh.|
Sunday, we went over to the Wills' house to carve pumpkins, eat cookies and drink warm cider. Unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures of our pumpkins all lit up. They were pretty generic this year, but we had fun.
|This was my only carving picture|
|Luke decided painting was more fun than carving.|
|We told Anna she wasn't allowed to smile. Luke apparently has a new camera face.|
|I forgot to take a nighttime picture, we also had one of those projectors in an upper winner broadcasting spooky scenes.|
Overall, 75% of our kids were great and we had fun!