Last night for FHE we all met as a Riches family (with the exception of Adam, Angie, Tyson, Porter & Kelli) and had a little Halloween Party. Tonya puts so much effort into it and the kids have the greatest time.
Connor was a pirate this year (Auntie Andrea made his costume) and Abi was a giraffe (Connor's first Halloween costume).
The evening got off to a very quick start with the kids separating into groups and putting together a skeleton. Connor had Whitney(the Tooth Fairy) as his helper and they did a great job. Then it was time for the "bone hunt". Bones were scattered around the house and the yard and all the kids were rewarded with little goodies no matter how many they collected. Next came the food!!! My favorite part...it was all easy finger foods and you would be amazed at how well each of those kids actually ate. Then the kids dove into a bowl of "brains and eyeballs" and had to dig out the eyeballs. Connor doesn't like to get his hands dirty..so he lost that game. The evening almost concluded with a donut eating contest. Once again...too messy for Connor, so he wasn't very successful (but cute). The guys took a stab at it too, it's always so funny when these brothers get together and do dumb things (which they always manage to do).
The best part was at the close of the evening some of the kids took their turns sharing Halloween poems and songs. I love those little songs "I'm a mean old witch with a hat" and so on! It was funny 'cause once they got going you couldn't stop them. Even the young one's hwo don't make a lot of sense took their turn standing on the "stage" and giving a monologue. Connor waited until everyone was gone to do his portion of the show.