Its Halloween EVE!! You guys. SO excited. My girls are p u m p e d this year for their costumes, for the candy, and for the pumpkins! We were so late in the game this year with all the pumpkin carving activities – but I think starting back to work, sickness x 3 plus sleepless nights x 14 .. see also ‘running on fumes‘ .. will swing you through the days SO fast.
Yesterday morning was the fall tricks and treats party at the girls’ preschool and I was probably much more hyped up for it than they were. It was another first for my girls and I knew what was coming and how fun it would be for them, so I was excited for the experience.
The kiddos and teachers all dressed up for the candy parade and the party that followed.
BB brought these glitter cat masks home from their trip to Europe, so I thought they would be perfect to wear for their Halloween day at school. A play on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, if you will.
The parade was probably the cutest thing i had ever seen. The girls walked through the church collecting candy from the many teachers and support staff dressed up as well. It was another one of those things that I think the twins had zero recollection of from a year ago, so the glazed look overcame the excitement pretty quickly.
While the babes finished up their parade.. I retreated to the classroom to set up and get ready for the ‘party’ portion of the day.
The chalkboard pumpkins
were a BIG HIT.
Acrylic pumpkins spray painted with 2-3 coats of regular chalkboard paint and allowed to dry over night.
The perfect project for the hubby to take care of this week:)
I tried to stay well enough out of the way so that the twins could be independent during the activity. Parker wanted nothing to do with it at first and just wanted to sit in my lap, so I had to move out of the way. But this little face, though. I didn’t mind.
THE happiest babe, ever! She had just filled her diaper and when I went to change her the realization that I never refilled my bag with wipes came flooding in.
Whoops! Thankful this place was full of babies, so someone was able to let me borrow a few in the meantime.
Time for the FOOD!
pizza + fruit + popcorn + cupcakes
After their party, we went ahead and stole the girls away for the rest of the day.. aka, let them nap at home! We went home for lunch and one round of Mickey Mouse and then off the bed for a solid 3 hour nap. They were wiped! I worked a bit on my laptop and caught up on emails from the morning.
After the girls woke we headed out on a mission to finally pick up some pumpkins for our front porch.
Yes. We are late. SO flipping late. After a few stops with s l i m pickings (no surprise there) we decided to pull into a small nursery on our way back to the house. It was no pumpkin patch
, but these pumpkins were just as good!
Remember when mama forgot the wipes? yea.. had to change out of those tights.
it is! Baker had to get in on the pumpkin picking action, too!
We actually had an original plan to pick up one pumpkin to carve, we just couldn’t resist the gourds and Cinderella pumpkins.
The days are getting shorter, and by the time we got home it was dark outside.
I LOVE this time of year.
Its Halloween Eve and we have grand plans to do nothing. We are all still recovering from the week of congestion and stuffy heads.
pumpkin carving + sidewalk chalk + long naps.. maybe planning a little more of the twins THIRD birthday party during those long naps..
..and staying in our Halloween jammies all day.
I cannot wait for this weekend.
Happy Halloween Eve, friends!