It was Halloween a few days ago.
I've been sick for the past week. I think I may be dying. I'm not really. It just feels that way. I have kidney stones. I've been collected by an ambulance and taken to the emergency room twice in the past 6 days and just yesterday spent even more time there. Some days are better than others and right now seeing as I'm sitting in my office chair and not in my big green recliner it's a good day so far.
My point to sharing this is I missed Halloween. I spent the first half of the day in the hospital. The second half in that comfy green recliner in the living room with a heat pack, water, soup, cranberry juice and pain killers by my side. I missed the Halloween party at school, wasn't able to take the kids trick or treating (they went with their dad), and couldn't even hand out candy at home (thank you teenager for taking over). We didn't even put decorations out, just a pumpkin and a few spiders along the path.
So I'm going to pretend that I didn't miss Halloween. In my mind, it was actually a couple of weeks ago when we went to a special trick or treating Halloween event at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center with friends. Now that was a great day, there were costumes, crafting, trick or treating, good friends and lots of fun.
Their first stop of the day was to make spider trick-or-treat bags.
Then it was off onto the walking trail where there were various activities and trick or treat stations set up.
Inside the nature center they made paper roll bats and owls.