Monday, November 2, 2015

Halloween Happenings

Phew...are y'all finally starting to slow down from Halloween week? Every single year, I forget how busy the week of Halloween gets.  It was so much fun...I think we had something to do every night last week!

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday were full of pumpkin carving and painting.  We painted our pumpkins Monday night, and at the request of Emmie, attempted to carve an Ariel into our pumpkin Tuesday night.  Side note: have you ever tried to carve one of these complicated designs without one of those little pumpkin carving kits?  Don't do it.  I made about 3 cuts with a steak knife before I gave up, so we picked up a kit (that we will be keeping for next year) at the store the next day.

Emmie took one look at the completed Arial pumpkin and said "Well her doesn't actually look like her." The honesty of a 3-year-old is just the best sometimes...

Our church had a great fall festival Wednesday night!  We were able to paint pumpkins and faces, and play a ton of fun games for prizes.  Emmie even won the cake walk and told us about it a bajillion times.

Thursday marked the debut of Arial at our house.  Emmie's school had a Pumpkin Parade Thursday morning!

She was so proud to see us in the crowd. :)

Our town had a great Halloween parade Thursday night.  At one point, Emmie asked if we could get a picture together, so I hopped in a rare selfie.  Added bonus:  she willingly smiled for a picture!

She has got this parade thing figured out.  Around here, basically every parade float throws something: candy, little toys, beads, etc.  She learned a long time ago that if the cute little girl is waving she will have something thrown at her.  Needless to say, this was our view for the whole parade.  I think she got more candy Thursday night than she did trick-or-treating.

Friday night was the main event!  The weather was supposed to be pretty nasty here Saturday night, so our city moved trick-or-treating to Friday night instead (it's a good thing they did, there's no way we could have gone in the bad weather we had Saturday night).

Honestly?  We made it about 45 minutes before Emmie wanted to go back to the house to hand out candy.

She LOVES handing out candy to trick-or-treaters.  Loves it.  As a matter of fact, she told me that's what she wanted to do instead of going house to house next year.  So my 6-month-pregnant self didn't argue with going home to get off my feet one bit!

Even though the weather wasn't great Saturday, we still had a little bit of Halloween fun!  We had breakfast at Krispy Kreme.

After that, we went to our local college's Halloween carnival.  Ok, I think this qualifies as Emmie's first official carnival ride.  I was really interested to see how she would do - I thought she would either love or hate the "bigger" rides.

I'll let you decide what she thought of it.  Needless to say, I'm glad I went on and got Fastpasses for the "scarier" rides at Disney in a few weeks.

We hope your Halloween was as candy and fun-filled as ours was! Happy November!