Halloween and Half Birthday

Yesterday’s Halloween festivities were great fun.

Once again, we attended the Sac. Waldorf School Pumpkin Path and dutifully followed our Angel Guide through a maze of amazing, interactive plays and stories. We saw the King and Queen, a Japanese folktale about separated lovers who are allowed to cross a rainbow bridge to be with each other one night per year, Johnny Appleseed, Peter Rabbit in Mr. MacGregor’s garden, mermaids under the sea, a circus with some truly fine performances including a ballerina and a dancing bear, an acrobat, a fire spinner, and clowns, Native Americans chanting, cowboys on the range, Rumplestiltskin, gnomes underground making items from ore, a baker with a squirrel problem, Robin Hood, and probably others that I’m forgetting at the moment. After each play, the children were presented with a small gift or goodie to eat.

Lucas has been excited about Halloween for about a month now, and he picked out a great little robot costume to wear for the big day. But yesterday when getting dressed to go to Ian’s work Halloween party, he kind of flipped out about the robot costume and refused to wear it. It wasn’t entirely clear why, but he shouted “Take it off!” at grandma.

So, at the last minute, he decided that he’d rather be a cowboy for Halloween than a robot. Fortunately, we were well supplied with appropriate western wear for our little cowboy.

Here’s a picture:

Today, Lucas turns four-and-a-half!

One Response to “Halloween and Half Birthday”

  • dakini_grl
    November 1, 2006 at 8:22 pm

    I thought the robot was a pretty cute costume. But you know, he makes a truly dashing cowboy. Sounds magical! Glad it was fun.


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