It was a good idea. in theory.
What you see are 28 kids camped out in the back yard for a Halloween movie party.
What you don't see are 28 kids running around screaming for 45 minutes while we try to figure out how to set the projector up. What you don't see is the mound of dishes in the kitchen from making all of the halloween goodies. What you don't see is the knee that got sliced open from the trampoline spring. What you don't see are the little kids crying because the movie "Hocus Pocus" was too scary. What you don't see is the 3 different movies we have playing throughout the house in an effort to try to please everyone. What you don't see is the ant infestation from all the smashed up cookies on the lawn. But also what you don't see are the smiles on all of the kid's faces as they laugh and giggle in their sleeping bags with their friends. What you don't see are the hugs and thank you's from Kylie and Jayden who think that, for the time being, I am the best mom ever. Forget all the chaos, it was such a fun night and I would do it again in a heart beat (except next time we would have it all set up on time and actually preview the movie first :). I love the holidays, crazy and all, and hopefully this can become a new tradition.