Some of our friends were chatting this morning about the worst Halloween Candies. I figured we could make this scientific with a real poll and everything.
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.
We played cat and mouse this year. A black cat and Minnie Mouse to be exact. I had help carving my pumpkins too. Another cat and a ball of fire.
Back to the Pumpkin Patch
We had a spare moment in between birthday parties, so we headed South, to the Grand Ole Pumpkin Patch.
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.