Happy Halloween everyone! Hopefully everyone is having a fun and safe night. I'm a little (a lot) behind on Halloween this year. I just put out the decorations this afternoon while the children were napping. It was a nice surprise for when they woke up, though.
Here's the face I set up on our pumpkin felt board (available through my Etsy shop :D ).
I also found a few oldie decorations I forgot about...like this witch doll that someone made for me when I was little.
Ella LOVED playing with this doll. She called it the 'Halloween girl'. I tried to explain she was a witch with a pumpkin and a cauldron, but she was pretty adamant about naming her Halloween girl and that her cauldron was a candy basket. Hmmm, maybe we didn't cover the Halloween theme well enough this year.
So here's how our day went:
8:45 am - leave the house for the Early Years Centre
9:15 am - 11:30 am - fun at the EYC
12 pm - lunch at home
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm - kids napped while I set up the decorations and made pizza dough and cleaned and caught up on some (but definitely not all) of my blog following from the blog hops last week.
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - kids, Nan and I went to Walmart for a few things
5:00 pm - Adam took the kids (dressed as princess and kitten) to Grandma and Grandpa's house for trick or treating
5:30 pm - we all had dinner
6:00 pm - Adam took the kids (in the van because of the rain) to Nan's and Pops' house as well as a few others for more trick or treating (now dressed as a puppy and a kitten).
7:15 pm - Adam and kids arrive home and Ella begs to have a treat from her bag while I put Harry to bed
8:00 pm - Ella finally goes to sleep while we shut out the lights and close the door
All done with Halloween for another year. Thank goodness. We had a busy day and evening.
Getting ready for part 1 of trick or treating...
Part 2 of trick or treating...this puppy wouldn't look at the camera...
Finally home - this is the best picture I could get of them with their pumpkins from the pumpkin patch.
I would also like to mention the issue of costume picking with a pre-schooler. I am pro-letting your children pick their costumes, however, by the end of today I'm leaning in the opposite direction. A couple of months ago, Ella announced she would like to be a caterpillar for Halloween and that Harry should be a butterfly. Excellent idea, I thought. And how easy would those costumes be to make?!
A few weeks ago, Ella changed her mind and decided she would like to be a puppy and Harry would be a kitten. Also okay as I hadn't had a chance to make the previous costumes yet. Finally last week, I realized I wasn't going to be making any costumes because of my work-load, so I stopped into Once Upon A Child and bought a kitten a puppy costume (8 bucks each, I'm pretty sure I couldn't have made them for those prices). The NEXT DAY Ella announced she was going to be a princess for Halloween. Isn't that always the way?
She stuck to the princess thing until she was about to walk out the door tonight - at that point she decided she did want to be a puppy after all. Good grief.
Thanks for reading :D