Davis Elementary had a Halloween Carnival on Friday. Of course, we went. I took Spencer and Benjamin and my fabulous husband stayed home with Andrew and Desirae and cleaned. (how lucky can one girl get???) So the first order of business in preparation for the carnival was the carving of the Jack-O-Lanters for the contest. Spencer opted for a pre-fab stencil of a spider and Benji went free-form. Spencer did a great job. He poked holes all around the stencil and then maticulously carved out the body and all the legs. Benjamin drew out his face on a piece of paper and then used it like a stencil to poke holes all around. However, I carved most of it because it was a bit tedious and as you can see all jaggedy. Next were the costumes. Benjamin is Captain Jack Sparrow in skeleton form and Spencer is the Grim Reaper. Thanks to Auntie Kate and Aunt Heather for the great hand-me-downs. All I had to do was paint their faces. So we got there and dinner was only $1 each. We had orange soup bowls and root beer. The soup was yummy but the boys only ate the bread. So next they awarded the costume contest and Jack-O-Lantern winners. All of the kids were sitting on the floor in front of the stage. The Lady annonced the costume winner as Jack Sparrow. WoooHooo, Yeah Benjamin!!! He went up as happy as could be and stood in front of everyone. Then she began to announce the winner of the pumpkin contest. Another lady went over to the table and got the winning pumpkin. He came to the stage and I couldn't believe she was holding Benji's pumpkin! WOW! He got the best costume and the best pumpkin awards. The prizes were candy, of course. What a little stud. I could tell Spencer was pretty disappointed but he was still excited for his brother. He was a really good sport. I'm sure he knew he would be sharing in the spoils. So then some of the kids did a little program singing songs and then the group was split up into six groups. We played bingo, had pictures taken, decorated cookies, ate doughnuts off of a string, did a cake walk and listened to a story teller tell spooky stories. Spencer ate his doughnut in one huge bite and when Spencer got a cake from the cake walk and Benji didn't, he even offered to half it with Benjamin. They are such good boys and I love that they are best friends. We ran into the Tucker's there too. It is always more fun to have friends to talk to and run around with. It was a great time and tons of fun. Now we just have to get through the ward carnival on Tuesday night and the Trunk-R-Treat at the church on Friday night. We should have at least enough candy to last till Christmas by then.
2 years ago