We carved pumpkins for the first time since Lyla was almost 2, so I was nervous about the potential chaos going in, but it turned into such a fun night. We only worked on 3 of the 5 pumpkins, and they all came out pretty cute! We put in our candles and brought them outside. The girls were thrilled and it turned into a whole family dance and song in the pitch black in our front yard. (If you didn't already know this, most things turn into a family dance and song around here. ;)
On Halloween the boy and I got to attend Evie's Halloween party at school, then we all headed home and prepped for that night. Evie transformed from Belle to a Ghostbuster, to go with the family theme. Well, everyone in the family except for Lyla, who was a princess! Shocking, I know. ;)
Lyla begged for a $100 candy witch costume she'd found in a catalog. She was told she could do chores and pay for half...but she didn't. She was even bribed to stop sucking her thumb...but she didn't. So we got creative and made a candy princess with tulle cotton candy and pipe cleaner lollipops. It turned out pretty cute. :)
It was the coldest Halloween I can remember for a while now, but the kids were resilient and goal oriented with their trick-or-treating, each getting way more candy than we'd need in a year. Which is excellent because Ryan and I get to partake without anyone ever noticing. ;)
Hope everyone had a great Halloween! We're moving straight along to Christmas in this house. Christmas carols and movies have begun, and I'm loving every bit of it!