I thought I better post something more fun and exciting since even though we are living in a mess we did try and do some fun yearly traditions. So here are some of our Halloween activities for the month of October.
We had a fun time at Papa and Grandma Jenny's Halloween party eating a yummy dinner, decorating cupcakes, and making spiders out of pipe cleaners. The kids were super excited to wear their costumes and play with their cousins!
Then on Halloween day we were able to carve pumpkins. Courtney just watched. Lauren wasn't shy at all and used her hands to dig the pumpkin guts out. They were excited to FINALLY cut them out:) We didn't want them to shrivel up and get all moldy on our hot front porch before Halloween.
Brock told the kids about Witches Brew. He told the kids if they wrote a letter to the witch she would give them the supplies to make it. Well they wrote the letter the first of October then had to wait a very l...o...n...g month to hear back from her (they asked me all the time when she was going to send something). But Halloween morning the kids found a surprise from her on the kitchen table, and boy were they excited! We got to make it to drink for dinner.
Then thanks to Grandma 'Nita for cooking the sugar cookie dough I made the day before, they were able to decorate sugar cookies after dinner (our yearly tradition). They didn't get time to eat them because it was time to meet up with some neighborhood friends to trick-or--treat.
Here they are ready for trick-or-treating! They had a blast getting candy. Then we spent some time at a neighbors having hot chocolate, goodies and watching Halloween cartoon clips on their garage. Then home to get ready for bed. They did get to chose 1 candy to eat first. Halloween is so much easier on a weekend, but they really had fun and the weather was incredible!