We had fun celebrating Halloween this year, with celebrations and activities spread out throughout the whole week.
Last Friday was the ECFE Halloween party. You'd think we'd learn after going for a few years that it's not Abby's scene...I don't know if it's all of the people in the gym that she doesn't like, but once again this year, she refused to play any games. We'd try waiting in line and watching the other kids, but she'd get up to the front and cry and run away from it. She enjoyed the story time, and we did tell her that she had to play at least 3 games to get the goody bag before we left, which she did. She had fun seeing a couple of her buddies, but was ready to go home pretty early. Oh well...maybe Norah will be more of the Halloween party type.
On Monday, we spent time carving pumpkins. Dave was very ambitious this year, and spent part of his day off that day emptying out most of our many pumpkins, making sure they were all set to carve by the time we got home. Abby designed her pumpkin--Dave told her to make the second eye a little bigger, so she took his advice to heart:
We had to recreate the baby-in-a-pumpkin picture from when Abby was a baby--Norah's pumpkin was a little narrow, so we squished her inside and she thought it was pretty fun. She wasn't a huge fan of the pumpkin goo that Dave put in her hands, though.
Here are some of the final products:
On Tuesday, Abby and Norah had their daycare party. Our daycare provider met us at the door in her costume--hand made, and so creative!
That night, Abby celebrated at her preschool Halloween party. I helped lead a craft station with two friends, and it was fun being on the volunteer side of the classroom. Here is the whole group dressed up for Halloween:
After a quick supper of jack-o-lantern pizza, Abby, Norah, and I took off for trick-or-treating while Dave stayed home to hand out candy to our few trick-or-treaters. It was a nice night, and we had fun going down the street. Abby and Dave later went to a couple of houses of friends around town. She definitely has enough candy to last a long time! Dave was also excited this year to pull out the banana costume from when Abby was a baby, to complete his gorilla/banana costume.