This day was so long, but so fun too! This is how my day turned out:
7:15am- Carson and Morgan leave for school(their school does not allow costumes).
7:15-9am- get my costume on and set up for the Preschool Party.
9-11am- Preschool Party
11am-2:20pm- clean up the party mess, make lunch, bake 3 batches of cornbread, put a chicken in the crock pot (to use in the chili), get the chili mostly made on the stove, put the corn bread into tupperware and somewhere in there get Cambryn and Bristyn down for a nap.
2:20-3:15pm- go pick up the kids from school still wearing my pirate bandana on my head and jagged cut shorts- but instead of my pirate button up shirt over my white t-shirt, I had my apron on, it was a cute look- I promise:)
3:15-5ish- after school snacks, finding every ones costume accessories, putting spices in the chili, removing the white chicken from the whole chicken-cubing it-putting it into the chili, whipping the whip cream-adding it to the chili-freaking out a little bit because it looked like the whip cream was not incorporating itself into the chili, put some chili in a bowl to test it, stop freaking out because it tasted perfect, put the dark meat portions of the chicken in a container in the fridge, start getting people into their costumes, load everyone in the car, remember that Carson needs some sort of container-run in and empty the milk into a cup-rinse milk jug and cut the top off and run and get in the car.
5ish- drive to the kids school, let Carson out before I park the car-so he can almost be on time.
5:30-6pm- Carson sings with the Chorus group at school-he had to tryout to join and he is loving it, Ryan meets us there and I cry while I am watching Carson sing-what is wrong with me?
6ish- Ryan heads home to grab the chili and corn bread, I hop in the van with the kids to head straight to the church-upon arrival we start to change Carson into his costume.
6:30ish-late- enjoy corn bread and chili, go straight for my own (is it bad I didn't try anyone else's?), win second place for my chili-so exciting, enjoy the carnival games inside the church, totally LOVE having my neighbor come- we have invited her every year for 5 years- it took telling her we weren't going to go trick-or-treating on Sunday to get her there, pass out candy from my trunk, enjoy having one of my best friends park her car next to me, have Morgan try to stow away in Sister Proctor's car and enjoy standing in the parking lot just talking for a long time because the weather was gorgeous!
We let our kids pick out their 25 favorite pieces of candy. Mom and Dad then picked out their favorites from the left-overs and we saved the rest to hand out on Sunday night. Before we knew it Carson and Morgan were both writing out candy calendars- so I would know which piece of candy to send in their lunch everyday. So classic!