Halloween Season

When I was a kid Halloween was a day, or really an evening, to be more precise. With Caleb and Leo’s birthday being so close to Halloween it seems to be turning into a season for us. We had non-stop partying beginning with family birthday Wednesday night.

I mentioned to one of my co-workers that I was gonna begin the non-stop partying and they looked at me and were like, “you? party?”. Once I explained that all the parties involved 5 year old and candy it seemed to make more sense.

Our next party was pumpkin carving with Leo’s friends at the park.

A zombie tried to eat my kiddies but I saved them.

But after that I made sure that Lucy had her knife on her at all times.

Finally Monday rolled around and the kids flew off to go trick or treating.

By the end of the night Lucy really got how trick or treating worked. When we first started I kept having to explain “Say ‘thank you’ not ‘can I have another one please.'” One person told her if she sang a song she could have more candy so they got to hear the A,B, C’s and Alouette.

Quick side note before this post ends. I don’t speak French, I don’t know how to spell Alouette, nor do I really know the words. So I just Googled it and wikipedia provided me with a pretty funny translation which I will copy right here.


Little skylark, lovely little skylark
Little lark, I’ll pluck your feathers off
I’ll pluck the feathers off your head
I’ll pluck the feathers off your head
Off your head – off your head
Little lark, little lark
O-o-o-o-oh

And adding:

Off your beak
Off your neck
Off your back
Off your wings
Off your feet
Off your tail

I guess I always thought it was a song about french boys going to school.