The Halloween decorations went up on Thursday the 13th, and all the little campers were most excited!!
Our usual Thursday recreation has Sandcastle building on the playground . . . .
And boy-oh-boy, did they ‘go to town’ with their building! Look at the details! The American Flag . . . the roads . . .
And is that a bridge?? Impressive!
What a cute little city!
On Friday, after Storytime, Bocci, and Bubble Play, Debbie took the little campers to the lake for a Nature Walk. Along the way, they picked up all kinds of nature items to make Lake Monsters for the Costume Party on Saturday.
FINALLY, Saturday was here! The BIG DAY! Kids stampeding all over the place!!
At Arts and Crafts, we made site markers so the campers could mark their sites if they were giving out candy. We made lots and lots and lots of them . . . .
In hopes there’d be lots and lots and lots of campers TO give out candy.
Then we made Frankensteins!
Well, kinda-sorta alive!!!
We shot water balloons, made jewelry, had an adult horseshoe tournament and joined the scavenger hunt and THEN . . .
It was witch’s stew eating time!!!
Tami just won’t let me do this, no matter how hard I try!! I pleaded! I begged!! But she firmly said no!
I wonder why?
We tried to have a Pumpkin Parade . . . we gathered . . .
But all of a sudden we heard rumbling and Tami cried, “Is that THUNDER????” She and Debbie shooed us inside as fast as they could. We played games instead and tried to guess the how many candy corns were in the jar.
We kept one eye on the skies as the minutes ticked by . . . . 3 o’clock. 4 o’clock. The skies cleared a bit and the sun peeked out. 5 o’clock. 6 o’clock.
6:30!! Time for Tami to give the rules!! And then she makes us pose for a group photo.
Before she finally sends us out to trick or treat!!
We got tons and tons of candy!!
When we’d gone to every campsite that had a marker, we went down to the lake for a costume party and snacks.
We all love having the party at the lake!
There’s all kinds of cool games to play for prizes. And Sammie gives Tattoos too!
She said the magic spell, tapped the tattoo with her wand and Abracadabra!! The perfect Tattoo!
I was amazed!!! Maybe this time, finally, after all these years, the tattoo would stick to my fur!! I crossed my fingers to help the magic . . .
But it didn’t work. Sigh. One of my little campers gave me a ghost sticker though! I love my little campers!
And their costumes!
Before the party ended, I made sure to get myself a Halloween Frosting Stick and a glass of Tami’s special punch.
Choosing the sprinkles is always the hardest decision!
When I saw the sun setting over the lake, I was so sad. I didn’t want Halloween to end. I wanted to hang out with my little campers for ever and ever. And ever. I scuffed my feet in the dirt when Tami told me it was time to go.
But a pretty girl came over to tell me Halloween wasn’t ending yet!! We had a whole week of recreation ahead of us!
“And trick or treating? Another party?” I asked.
“We’ll do it all over again next Saturday”, she said, before giving me a kiss right on my nose.
Yes!! Halloween again!! I can’t wait!!