Boos, Hoos, and Little Ones, Too

Is there anything cuter than babies in Halloween costumes? This past Monday the Batten school participated in Trick-or-Treat on the Lawn, passing out candy to adorable children dressed as Disney princesses, Spidermen, and several too-cute Yodas.  On one side of the Lawn, Batten students carved pumpkins and passed out candy at Dean Harding’s pavilion.  Kids and Batten students alike loved carving pumpkins with the Dean and hanging out at Pav III.  Mackenzie Porter (Acc. ‘12) even made Dean Harding his first toasted pumpkin seeds.

On the other side of the lawn, more Battenites were passing out candy in Ryan Van Dyke’s room (Acc. ’13).   What started as a seemingly bottomless box of various types of candy collected by the Batten community over the last week, soon dwindled as hundreds of kiddies stopped by our doorstep.  Nathan Schelble (Acc. ’12) was a candy-doling expert, as he crouched down to drop candy in kids’ baskets.  Michael Mathias and Kaitlin Brennan (Acc. ’13) both came in their Halloween spirit, dressed as a dinosaur and a flowerpot, respectively.  Our very own Jill Rockwell came by with her husband and one-and-a-half year old son, Tommy to trick-or-treat at Ryan’s room.  The family was dressed as the Wizard of Oz characters; Jill was the scarecrow, her husband the Tin Man, and little Tommy was the lion, badge of courage and all.

My favorite costumes of the evening were two twin girls dressed as Nemos; it was too precious for words so we’ve posted a picture below, along with others from the evening.  The kids’ costumes were all-around adorable, and by the end of the day I had lost my voice from squealing and the general exhibition of cuteness. A big thanks to Aaron Chafetz (Acc. ’13) and his efforts to organize this event.  It was certainly a great time for everyone who participated.


Post by Colleen McEnearney (Acc. ’12)                                                                                     Photos courtesy of Kaitlin Brennan (Acc. ’13)


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