Sunday, October 30, 2011

Squeezing it all in...

The older I get, the faster time seems to move. I hate to sound cliche, but the last time I checked it was summer, then I blinked and it was Halloween. Even though I've been decorating for it, making Halloween crafts, and planning school parties it still really snuck up on me. This weekend we had to squeeze a whole lot of Halloween into one day.

Saturday was the Fall carnival at school. The boys went as Darth Vader and a Storm Trooper. They both already had the masks, received as gifts. We found Felix's Storm Trooper costume at Goodwill for $3. I just painted a black shirt for Fletcher's costume.

Macy went to the carnival as a rock star. She intended to be Hannah Montana, but the wig just wouldn't fit right. And, really, an African girl with a blond wig just gave me a weird vibe. I hate for her to think she needs to have blond hair to be pretty. Anyway... She wasn't very happy with the costume sans wig, so she decided to be Lava Girl instead. Photo coming since her costume is still drying. But it's cute. And crafty. Natch.

We borrowed Halloween books from the library and watched spooky movies on Netflix.

We picked and carved pumpkins. And lit them when the power went out. {Good timing!}

And we made caramel apples and toasted pumpkin seeds.

It was like one of those movies where the main character only has 24 hours to live, so he has to do everything he ever wanted to do before his time is up.

Happy Halloween!

1 comment:

Green Bean said...

Hey, we had a storm trooper as well. Same exact costume but I'll beat you on the price. $1 at a garage sale!

Love the Darth Vader shirt. So creative.