Tag Archives: Halloween

Happy Halloween!

31 Oct

Today hasn’t been too spooky with Batman around to protect me!

Batman looks a little sad in this picture-I think I had just told him that he needed to find a new bat cave on the other side of the library.  Poor Batman.

Batman looks a little sad in this picture-I think I had just told him that he needed to find a new bat cave on the other side of the library. Poor Batman.

Charlie was a Power Ranger at Trunk-or-Treat Sunday, but after several costume changes this morning, decided on Batman for the day.  Maddie stuck with a princess, of course.

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We had so much fun at storytime this morning.  All the kids dressed up and we read Halloween books and decorated pumpkins.  Check out these photogenic cuties!

We had a great time trick-or-treating tonight.  The kids were SO EXCITED!

This was the first year that they could both really get what was going on-that they got to spend the day dressed in costume, then go to people’s doors and get candy.  It was so precious.  Jason and I stood on the sidewalk while they ran together to the doors, rang the doorbells, said “Trick-or-Treat,” held out their pails, said “Thank you” with a little prodding from me, then came back to us holding out their candy like they had really done something.

We hit the jackpot in their Gramma’s neighborhood-those people know how to hand out some candy!

The sugar really hit when they got home, so Charlie and Maddie got to run some laps around the kitchen island. Charlie said “Halloween is my favorite day of the whole year!”  Hahahaha!

Now they are asleep, so I better go check out the candy….you know, just to make sure it’s safe for them to eat.

 

Decorating Pumpkins

15 Oct

The kids and I had a great time decorating some little pumpkins that they picked out at the store yesterday.  I just pulled out my bag of random, messy decorating things and we went to town!  We stuck everything on with glue dots (which are the best thing ever, by the way) and we have some really cute decorations.

fuzzy balls, sequins, wiggly eyes, and glue dots

fuzzy balls, sequins, wiggly eyes, and glue dots

Charlie and his pumpkin.

Charlie and his pumpkin.

Maddie put hair on her pumpkin.

Maddie put hair on her pumpkin.

Here are some other really great ideas I found:

Who would have thought there were so many ways to decorate pumpkins?

Ghosts and Bats

16 Sep

I know that I have already posted something today, but I just had to go ahead and tell you guys about this!  Plus, I promised on Instagram that I would tell you how to make these bats tonight, and a certain someone (not to name names, but Josh) is waiting with anticipation!

Aren't they cute?

Aren’t they cute? Maddie had to add a little pink to hers, of course!

These bats were SO easy to make.  The hardest part was cutting the egg cartons apart, but the job would be much easier with a pair of kitchen shears, I think.  I got the idea from http://www.dltk-holidays.com/halloween/meggcarton-bat.htm.  We used sequins for some of the eyes and I just happened to have some glittery foam triangles (leftover from last year’s Halloween pumpkin craft) that worked perfectly for the teeth.

The kids had a great time painting the egg cartons!  Charlie had a friend over today, and it kept them occupied for awhile!

Charlie and John were serious about their bats.

Charlie and John were serious about their bats.

We also made some ghosts today.  Remember the ghosts we used to make with the lollipops and kleenex? I used cotton balls and some scraps of fabric and ribbon that I had sitting around.  They turned out really cute and much prettier and more colorful than the kleenex version!

1. Place a cotton ball in the middle of a square of fabric-I used white but you can use any color.

1. Place a cotton ball in the middle of a square of fabric-I used white but you can use any color.

2-Pull the fabric around the cotton ball.  Add another piece of fabric or a piece of tulle.

2-Pull the fabric around the cotton ball. Add another piece of fabric or a piece of tulle.

3-Secure it with a piece of ribbon around the ghosts neck.

3-Secure it with a piece of ribbon around the ghost’s neck.

 

The kids made a couple of the ghosts, but honestly weren’t too interested in this little project!  I did enjoy myself, though.

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I really like this one.

I really like this one.

 

Maddie and I walked through the woods and found the perfect sticks to use for our Halloween tree!  Isn’t it great?

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I do think it needs something else.  Maybe some orange lights?