It's hard to believe that Halloween has already come and gone! We did our usual - carved pumpkins and then trunk or treat at the local churches. They both have carnivals; one church changed their trunk or treat; you had to attend the carnival and play the games for your candy.
This year's costume for the kiddies - a garden gnome and a toadstool. I constructed the costumes myself which I was super excited about. Logan's was the easiest; a pair of sweatpants, his snow boots, a henley shirt, and a beanie. I sewed the belt on the shirt and got some fake fur at the fabric store, cut out a beard, add an elastic band and wallah! A perfect gnome! Aslyn's "stem" was one of those halo sacks that I got as a gift from the hospital. Her mushroom cap took a little bit of thinking. I wanted the mushroom shape but also needed it light enough for her little neck. So....a bit of cardboard, a take out container, lots of bubble wrap, some fabric and I had my little toadstool.
Logan's preschool had a big Halloween party. JP and I were not going to attend at first; but after he heard a line in a song "Life is not the breath you take, but the moments that take your breath away" he decided to drop everything and go. Everybody else here at already left anyway. He came to the office where I was - not concentrating very well (I had just received some bad news) and asked if I wanted to go. Now usually it takes me ten minutes or so to save, send and shut everything down - I was ready in less than a minute. I'm glad we went; almost all the other kids' parents were there so we got to meet and mingle with them. The kids put on a costume parade (Logan's teacher said he had the perfect build for a gnome!), they made cup cakes for their parents, though the two Logan made; only one made it to JP and I. JP ate the whole thing - sheesh. Different activities were around the room; paint a pumpkin, make a ghost out of paper plates and streamers, pumpkins made out of tortillas and orange cream cheese, etc. It was fun to see all the other kids' in their costumes. Such a variety! There was Superman, Spiderman, Iron man, a princess, Daphne from Scooby Doo, and so on.
Pumpkin carving this year was mainly JP and Logan - Aslyn was hungry...again. JP and Logan sat on the kitchen floor while Aslyn and I sat in the living room where we could see. Logan kept us updated on their carving progress by after every step bringing the pumpkins to Aslyn and I so we can see. First it was before anything was done, JP cut off the top of the pumpkins - Logan brought them both over and said, "See?" After the "guts" were taken out, Logan brought the pumpkins over to show us. An eye, then both eyes, the nose, the mouth; he carried the pumpkins over. I guess he didn't want us left out. Of course we lit them and ooohed and ahhed. Logan, "Woooww."
Now--what to make for next year's costumes?....