Since we (even the kids) haven't felt up to doing much, we didn't carve our pumpkins until this morning. We decided the kids should try to do more this year, and they did pretty good!
Doug got them started by cutting the top off
This is the excitement they showed for scooping out the pulp and seeds... they were not thrilled!
.... so mom ended up finishing this job for them! At least they did some, right?
Ready to design!
Matthew carving.... he did really well!
Evelyn did great, too!
They decided to organize the candy we got to give out to trick or treaters. Notice they are still in PJ's. This as probably 1pm...haha!! It was a low key day, even tho they were SO excited to trick or treat!
The rain was coming down HARD (even heavy flooding in places!) but there was NO way my kids were going to miss going out and getting candy. They were excited to get into your costumes.
Matthew knew a while back what he was going to be, and we didn't need to buy a thing! He had the sweatshirt, mask and boots already. "It's perfect, mommy!" Yes, buddy, it is!
Last year after Halloween, Evelyn found a Glinda the Good Witch costume on clearance and said she wanted it to wear this year for Halloween. Of course, as Halloween drew closer, she said she really didn't want to be Glinda any longer. We told her we weren't going to buy her another costume.. she could pick something from her (overflowing) dress up bin. She was really struggling to come up with something she liked, so I suggested we could go to Goodwill and she could buy something with HER money. She found this adorable ladybug costume for under $10 (the most we told her she could spend)!! She loved it and she looked absolutely lovely!
Mom and her Doug wanted to see the kids dressed up so we made a quick trip across town to trick or treat at Grandma's!
Thankful for them!
FINALLY it got dark and we could go out. It was POURING the entire time. Even with an umbrella the kids got soaked. But they had a great time and lasted longer than I hoped they would...haha!!
Counting their loot!
Despite the rain and sickness it was fun to see the kids having such a good time! Happy Halloween all!!