Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A Princess and Her Army Hero

I really love Halloween, which is nice since working at UT provides me with many, many amazing Halloween-themed events.  Let the fun begin!

UT Athletics hosts this event for UT staff families in the indoor football practice field, and each UT sports team puts together a fun kid-friendly game: soccer, basketball, football, badminton, track and field, etc.  This was our first event, and Jeremy loved it!  Violet refused to play any of the games, and she is terrified of Smokey, but she did cheer happily for her "Army Man Hero".
love them

Pumpkin Smokey!

Love seeing old friends!

basketball with the Lady Vols

hanging out on the checkerboard cheering for Jeremy

football toss

obstacle course with Track and Field team

Trunk or Treat!
This is our annual Housing event, and once again the kids had a blast and got TONS of candy.  We hooked up with William and Annie (adorable).  I have to give a shout out to our amazing UT students. They volunteered their time to decorate trunks, dress up in crazy outfits, and give out candy.  So precious.  And, we got to visit Ms. Elizabeth at work and see the UT radio station while on air and take photos on the roof.  Fun!
Our official portrait from Mr. Jerry - sad Vi did not smile
LOVE Circle Park in the fall


Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella

Army Man and Scary dude

monster trunk

Wizard of Oz trunk!

We snuck out on the roof of the Communications Building to get a photo of the kids in front of Neyland Stadium :)

Ghost Tours!
This is an annual program put on by the RAs in my halls.  I started this 3 years ago, and I am so happy to see the RAs still improving it each year.  They take students on tours of campus at night and tell all the UT ghost stories that have become legend over the years.  I was actually sick this year and had to miss it, but my amazing staff sent me text updates and pictures throughout the whole event.  I love them.
Look at these cute college kids raising money for the Love Kitchen!

For actual Halloween, we went trick or treating with William and Annie in their neighborhood.  Tanner (baseball team friend!) joined us this year, and the kids had a great time.  It was raining, so we headed home with the girls early, but the boys stayed strong.  SO MUCH CANDY.  I am the worst and did not even take any decent pictures of the boys all night.  Mom fail.  After the trick or treating, Jeremy and Brian ran out to get to a party Jeremy was invited to at the house of a girl in his class.  They both came back with really fun stories but no pictures.
pumpkin guts!

Horrid photo of Vi and Annie trick or treating

wet and cold, but CANDY!

We were also going to hit up the Baseball team's game (they play a scrimmage all wearing full Halloween costumes), but I was sick so our Week O Fun turned into only 4 instead of 5 days.  Still amazing.

The kids loved their costumes, loved all of the events, and loved the candy.  Halloween for the win!