We've been busy lately, but we've managed to squeeze in some pre-Halloween activities. A couple of weeks ago our library hosted s'mores and Halloween stories as we sat next to a "bonfire." It was a cute idea, and the kids certainly enjoyed their s'mores!!
|Pres warming up next to "bonfire"|
We've also been busy decorating pumpkins with markers, going to the pumpkin patch, carving pumpkins, getting "BOOed" and "BOOing" our friends, and making caramel apples and Halloween cookies. For those who don't know what getting "BOOed" is (because I didn't until this year), it is when you create a little gift basket for a neighbor that can include candy, baked goods, small toys, etc. You put it together, and then secretly leave it by their door with a note that tells them to do the same to other neighbors. It was a great little surprise for the kids, and even more fun when they tried to be quiet while leaving a basket for a neighbor.
Here are some photos to show the fun we've been having the past couple of weeks.
|Kids wearing the lollipop vampire teeth that were in their "Boo" package|
|Our caramel apples!|
|B and me while on her field trip to the pumpkin patch|
|Bennett holding the pumpkin she found at the patch|
|Steve carving a pumpkin for the kids|
|The kids cleaning the pumpkin out (but neither would use their hands)|
|The finished product, thanks to Daddy!|