The afternoon started with a par-tay and parade (above). I love this parade tradition that LG's school has. Almost 1000 costumed kids stand in a circle around the soccer field, while the Vice Principal uses a bull-horn to call out, "Sports figures!" "Rock stars!" etc., and each group called leaves the circle and parades around the inside perimeter so that everyone gets a good look at everyone.
Headless Arwen and a couple of friends. The little girl on the right had my favorite costume of the day -- she's a hurricane. Specifically, Hurricane Nina, and she is right in the eye -- isn't the shirt appropriate for an "eye?" In the "wind" around her are houses, trees, cars . . . isn't that clever?! Other favorites, which I did not get a picture of, but which tickled me no end, were little boys as Napolean Dynamite, with curly red wigs, eyeglasses and "Vote for Pedro" T-shirts. Funny.
Within each grade, the teachers dress in some theme. Fourth grade teachers were condiments this year, with little white caps and labels. LG's teacher was ketchup.
My last image from the school celebration: Jacob has placed a Halloween whoopee cushion on Paul's chair! Shhh! Don't tell Paul. Giggle, giggle, giggle.
Then it's off to Nana and Pop Pop's, where I can pretend to be Oprah Winfrey giving out automobiles. Except I give out GIANT HERSHEY BARS!
You know what trick-or-treaters say when you whip out one of these bad boys? They say, "WOO-HOO!"
While I played Oprah, LG went out to work the neighborhood. Not too shabby, eh?
And finally, one last look at the Arwen costume. LG must get to bed, she's looking a little pale! Thank you all for indulging me in showing off my kid and her costume. Hope you have had a lovely day, too. Oh, and one more "thank you" to Easy Writer for sewing Arwen's dress.