Friday, November 18, 2011

Halloween 2011

I know, I know, this is like really behind! But October was just crazy busy this year. On top of the normal Halloween fun times like a party, trick or treating, carving pumpkins, and zoo boo, we had a wedding. The groom was Adam's friends since middle school and he had the honor of being Best man. So there was tons of fun getting ready for that!

This year the kids did most of the pumpkin carving fun. They did need help cleaning out the pumpkin guts, but they designed them and did most of the cutting. They turned out fantastic!!!

This year L decided to be Clark Kent, and D decided to be Wonder Woman. For L's costume it was so super easy! He already had the pants, shoes, tie, glasses, and long sleeve superman t-shirt. I headed to Goodwill and found the dress shirt and sports coat for only $7 total! Add plus was that he then was able to wear it for the wedding. Score! For D's costume, we were inspired by this post that I found on She had on jeans under the tutu, the red turtleneck was also purchased from Goodwill, her Hello Kitty rain boots were just simply covered in a red fabric. The tutu was made out of a piece of elastic, blue tulle, and white felt for the stars. The cuffs and headband were made from a shiny gold fabric, and the stars were made of a sticky backed red foam. The "W" on the shirt was just a piece of yellow felt that I drew the symbol on and then stitched on the shirt with red thread. I think they both turned out great! L did get frustrated that most people either called him Harry Potter or just Superman. Oh well.

 The moms group held our traditional Halloween party in the library. We did not do any crafts at the party but decorated with the crafts we made earlier in the month. We did play some games found from Parents magazine. Pin the tie on Mr. Bones, and Jack O'lantern toss game. We also read some stories (look at the bottom of the post for links), and had a costume parade all through the library.
The cookies I made inspired from pinterest!
 These were yellow cupcakes, with a green vanilla pudding middle. Slimy!
 This was the first year the kids got to go trick or treating with a group of friends. It was a blast, and we can't wait to do it like that next year!

Books we read:
Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley
Ghosts in the House by Kazuno Kohara
If you are a monster and you know it by Rebecca and Ed Emberley


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