I don’t know what Halloween is like at your house, but it is SO exciting around here. Painting and carving pumpkins, eating mummy pizzas, having permission to go talk to your neighbors, dressing up, getting candy, it’s all just too much.
Samantha’s pumpkin was decorated with an Angry Bird kit. Ellie’s pumpkin started out very thoughtful, but ended up in an all-over grey color, and I used my 45 minutes to quickly carve a ghost. Nothing fancy, as each year I seem to have less and less time to do it.
The girls dressed as a cheetah, and Rapunzel (again). Here are our past Halloweens.
Halloween is so fun. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the kids’ excitement as they run from house to house. But I marvel at the candy it brings.
Samantha painted her pumpkin again this year. I was pretty shocked that she painted a face on it instead of the usual cover-the-pumpkin-all-the-way scenario. Painted pumpkin from 2012, 2011, 2010.
I usually try to have a quick dinner, but it usually doesn’t turn out like that. I thought the girls would enjoy mummy pizzas for dinner though.
We had a last minute change of costume. Samantha had intended to be a black cat, but then decided to be a fairy. I felt pretty unprepared, but she made do with the clothes we had in the dress up trunk. She was thrilled that she came up with the costume by herself.
Ellie was Rapunzel, no surprise there. She was pumped about the pumpkin she decorated at school too. My pumpkin was drilled, once again. I liked it last year, so I decided to do it again.
It was supposed to rain, so I thought we’d venture to the library for our Trick or Treating. The rain ended up holding out until about 7:15, so we were able to get our treating done. The girls were very disappointed that we didn’t go to the library though. I promised that we’d go soon.
Samantha’s class went on a field trip to the Grand Ole Pumpkin Patch this year. We didn’t go as a family this year because of that. However, Samantha probably got to do more with her class than she does get to do with us. (What can we say? We’re cheap.)
Here she is in the petting zoo, feeding the goats.
Wow, we had fun. The weather was perfect, we got a hayride to and from the pumpkin patch, we got the two best pumpkins there and the girls probably spent an hour jumping on the inflatables.
Sam went on a three story tall slide and came down so fast she landed on the ground kinda hard. I think that was a sufficient enough negative outcome to make her terrified of trying it again. She much preferred the obstacle course. Have a look at the pictures, you be the judge.
As usual, Halloween was even more fun this year. Samantha ran up to each door with great gusto and yelled as loud as she could “Trick or Treat!” Unfortunately, she never rang the doorbell first. When the door was finally opened, she forgot her manners when a bowl of candy was in front of her! Ellie rode on Daddy’s shoulders, so didn’t get into it a lot and was still tuckered out by the end of the night. It was also Brian’s first time at true Trick or Treating and I think he enjoyed it too!
Samantha painted a pumpkin again this year, and it looks almost exactly like last year’s.
And as usual, I carved my pumpkin.
And our little ghouls were Wonder Woman and a lady bug.