Halloween 2010

We survived our massive annual Halloween ordeal party. Last year’s party was talked about at school for the whole year, so this year’s was heavily anticipated. From apple bobbing, to treasure hunts, a nigh-invulnerable piñata, to a wet and soggy caveman, we had all the major attractions.

This year, however, we decided not to do the haunted garage. Too many kids came out of that one completely freaked out and crying… Next year, however… MWAAAAHAAHAAAAHAAA… Look out kids!!!!

It was a dark and stormy... err... bright and spooky afternoon in the park that day. Jim decided to hang out at the slide; his diet had been a huge success!

It was a dark and stormy... err... bright and spooky afternoon in the park that day. Jim decided to hang out at the slide; his diet had been a huge success!

The local cemetary has been full for some time, so the extra bodies get sent to our park. Building sandcastles is always extra suprising around here!

The local cemetery has been full for some time, so the extra bodies get sent to our park. Building sandcastles is always extra surprising around here!

RJ, the knight, stops to sheath his sword, blood streaming from his wounded arm.

RJ, the knight, stops to sheath his sword, blood streaming from his wounded arm.

Dr. Seuss showed up and filled helium balloons for everyone.

Dr. Seuss showed up and filled helium balloons for everyone.

A rastafarian showed up... to do Jamai-cup!

A rastafarian showed up... to do Jamai-cup!

This pirate and witch teamed up to do terrible things to a pumpkin.

This pirate and witch teamed up to do terrible things to a pumpkin.

Some of the kids try out Jim's all-apple diet for themselves!

Some of the kids try out Jim's all-apple diet for themselves!

Poppa got an apple on the first try, but was it one of the prized apples marked with an 'X'?

Poppa got an apple on the first try, but was it one of the prized apples marked with an 'X'?

E. wont be going hungry tonight!

E. wont be going hungry tonight!

Mister Mistoffelees let everyone stick their arm into the Bag of Worms to find a buggy prize.

Mister Mistoffelees let everyone stick their arm into the Bag of Worms to find a buggy prize.

RJ considers whether he should settle for the ant, or if he should plunge his arm in for another attempt.

RJ considers whether he should settle for the ant, or if he should plunge his arm in for another attempt.

Amanda and RJ work together on making the scariest popcorn monster hand ever.

Amanda and RJ work together on making the scariest popcorn monster hand ever.

LR the cat starts off her monster hand with some creepy lolly fingertips.

LR the cat starts off her monster hand with some creepy lolly fingertips.

Frank has a secret plan to build herself an entire popcorn monster.

Frank has a secret plan to build herself an entire popcorn monster.

The bat... Two balloons, newspaper, flour, spraypaint, plastic wings and duct tape to hold the them on... Will it survive the assault of 30 children?

The bat... Two balloons, newspaper, flour, spraypaint, plastic wings and duct tape to hold the them on... Will it survive the assault of 30 children?

After everyone has had a go with blindfolds on, the bat is still in perfect shape! Mum helps RJ to get really stuck into it.

After everyone has had a go with blindfolds on, the bat is still in perfect shape! Mum helps RJ to get really stuck into it.

C. has several attempts and pounds it mightily.

C. has several attempts and pounds it mightily.

One of our new neighbours shows no mercy! The bat laughs at his feeble attempt!

One of our new neighbours shows no mercy! The bat laughs at his feeble attempt!

The crowd waits anxiously... Will the sweet, sweet rain of candy ever begin to fall? Will the bat continue to mock them?

The crowd waits anxiously... Will the sweet, sweet rain of candy ever begin to fall? Will the bat continue to mock them?

HRRRRAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!

HRRRRAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!

Fed up with its mocking laughter, Mum goes medieval on the bat. WHAM! WHAM! CRASH!

Fed up with its mocking laughter, Mum goes medieval on the bat. WHAM! WHAM! CRASH!

The first few pieces of candy have dropped. Time to just rip the thing open!

The first few pieces of candy have dropped. Time to just rip the thing open!

FEEDING FRENZY! Watch out for your feet, Mum!

FEEDING FRENZY! Watch out for your feet, Mum!

A caveman proudly nurses his mortally wounded pet bat... Mr. Batty McWings, beneath your surprisingly tough shell, you were so sweet and full of joy. You will be remembered.

A caveman proudly nurses his mortally wounded pet bat... Mr. Batty McWings, beneath your surprisingly tough shell, you were so sweet and full of joy. You will be remembered.

Time for the treasure hunt! RJ and his cohort start the search for the elusive marbles.

Time for the treasure hunt! RJ and his cohort start the search for the elusive marbles.

The older kids have a scavenger hunt with riddles, clues and challenges to solve.

The older kids have a scavenger hunt with riddles, clues and challenges to solve.

One of the challenges... Find the caveman (currently hiding up in a tree behind a camera). We need to plant some taller trees.

One of the challenges... Find the caveman (currently hiding up in a tree behind a camera). We need to plant some taller trees.

Success! LR's team wins a reward!

Success! LR's team wins a reward!

Time for the ultimate battle: Caveman vs. Kids. Can his newly developed 'club' technology defeat the onslaught of hundreds of water balloons?

Time for the ultimate battle: Caveman vs. Kids. Can his newly developed 'club' technology defeat the onslaught of hundreds of water balloons?

Caveman isn't doing well -- he's been severly handicapped by fogged goggles. He can't see a thing!

Caveman isn't doing well -- he's been severely handicapped by fogged goggles. He can't see a thing!

A brave young LR chases down the caveman and throws her grenade!

A brave young LR chases down the caveman and throws her grenade!

DIRECT HIT!

DIRECT HIT!

Another hit! It's not looking good for Ug and his stone-age technology.

Another hit! It's not looking good for Ugg and his stone-age technology.

Ever smelled a wet caveman? It's not pleasant... even to a wet caveman.

Ever smelled a wet caveman? It's not pleasant... even to a wet caveman.

Pirate Lilly gathers the troops to prepare for trick-or-treating!

Pirate Lilly gathers the troops to prepare for trick-or-treating!

Come on mateys! There be candy to plundarrrrrr!

Come on mateys! There be candy to plundarrrrrr!

RJ has grand schemes to fill his entire bucket... at the next house.

RJ has grand schemes to fill his entire bucket... at the next house.

LR sets the direction for the unruly mob. How about that one over there guys?

LR sets the direction for the unruly mob. How about that one over there guys?

Lilly brought her pet bobtail lizards around for a visit after things had quieted down. They're surprisingly friendly.

Lilly brought her pet bobtail lizards around for a visit after things had quieted down. They're surprisingly friendly.

As with all things reptilian, they were a big hit with RJ.

As with all things reptilian, they were a big hit with RJ.

LR enjoys some of the spoils of the evening... POP ROCKS!!!!

LR enjoys some of the spoils of the evening... POP ROCKS!!!!

The gorilla rests his weary frame on the porch, waiting for trick-or-treaters. It's been a long, long day.

The gorilla rests his weary frame on the porch, waiting for trick-or-treaters. It's been a long, long day.


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