Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Our Second SCR Boo Bash (Or the One That Almost Wasn’t)

The big Halloween tailgate party at Riley’s school was held last Friday night. We had a great time out there last year, so there was no question we would go again. I had been planning for weeks: getting our costumes together, securing a spot, coordinating with Dana and Diana about food and decorations, etc.

Then Riley got really sick on Thursday night.

He caught a stomach bug that is going around and threw up eight times between 7pm and 3am. I kept him home from school on Friday and made him lay low. He understandably didn’t eat much of anything, just some Cheerios, a bit of bagel, and a few animal crackers, but he did drink water and juice to stay hydrated. He napped for two hours and was basically out of it all day.

Riley talked about going to Boo Bash practically every day for two weeks, so I knew he would be absolutely crushed if we couldn’t go. Kenny and I decided we would go for it, with the understanding that we would leave if he started to feel sick again.

I took the boys over to Nola and Nopsi’s around 4:30 so they could help me get us ready. Riley was hanging in there and starting to get excited, which I was glad for. Nola shoved some dinner into Rory, I painted both boys’ faces, and everything came together at the last minute.

As you might have guessed by last week’s Things post, we decided to dress up as Scooby Doo and the Gang for Halloween. I think we ended up pulling it off quite nicely.


Kenny pulled up just after I had strapped the boys into their seats. He hopped in with us, and we headed to SCR, parking right next to Dana. Claire looked so cute as Elsa. These two just slay me.


We checked in, went to set up our spot, and put finishing touches on costumes. Diana got there a bit later, the sun started to go down, and the music was cranked up. The Halloween parking lot party had begun!




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Once the sun went down, the kids decided they wanted to go trick-or-treating. Claire and Jack ran off ahead, but Alcee and Riley stuck together. They were so cute walking around asking for candy. When they had all made a complete circuit, Claire and Riley decided to take over manning our spot’s candy station. They did a good job, too!




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Riley got TONS of suckers, which made him so happy. Kenny and I were reluctant to let him eat a lot of his loot since he still wasn’t feeling 100%, but he did sample a few pieces. However, all the running around he did right when we arrived eventually caught up to him. At one point he told me it felt like he had to throw up, so I took him into the cafeteria bathroom. When we got in there, though, nothing actually happened, except that he yawned hugely. Whew.


Lots of Riley’s friends attended the Bash, and they were all so excited to see each other outside of their classrooms. We saw Jack, Aiden, Kolston, Samuel, Sarah D., and Zoe. I also got to meet Scarlet and Cece for the first time.





But the Three Musketeers stuck together for most of the night. They’re all in different classes this year, so they were very excited to get to spend so much time with each other.





They even all got pixie dust from Tinkerbell, which Riley and Alcee were kind enough to show me.


Ah, those three. We had such a good time hanging out with Alcee’s and Claire’s families, and I am so, SO glad we were able to make it this year. Riley was not completely himself, but I think he had a lot of fun.

Kenny and I, however, were downright exhausted from chasing Rory around all night. All that child wanted to do was walk. If we tried to corral him somewhere or hold him for an extended period of time, he got really fussy. But if we just let him go, he was perfectly fine. Crazy fries.

Needles to say, everyone slept really good that night.

But there was no rest for the weary the next day…..we had quite a busy schedule.


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