it's a quarter to two, you brush your teeth, chch a chch, chch a chch, you bruch your teeth.AND then you then carve your pumpkins! (you have to be a mom to get that joke/song-sorry it's corny)
We hadn't gotten around to carving pumpkins yet so I decided that I
better get it done TODAY (Halloween) because the Trick or Treater's
needed some welcoming decorations on our porch.
Evan woke up with a fever so while he took his 4 1/2 hour nap(!) Alyssa
and I carved pumpkins. Apparently (from the expression on my face) it
was serious business.
you can tell from the look on her face she was not really into the whole
messiness of the pumpkin carving.
She did eventually stick her hand almost in the pumpkin, but did not
like the slimy texture when her hand hit the top of the pumpkin goo.
She was however pretty interested in my hand touching the pumpkin
I attempted to make an Elmo face, but my pumpkin was damaged and not
cooperative and so instead I made one that turned out looking a little
like Evan and then I also attempted to make a butterfly.I'll do better
next year. :)
Later in the afternoon we took the kids downtown Duvall to Trick or
Treat on Main Street. Alyssa had lots of fun, but we mostly kept Evan in
the stroller. It was sort of sad to watch Alyssa see the "scary kids"
dressed up in scary masks, etc. She would just stare at them and at one
point she grabbed onto my leg and said "Mommy! Scarry! Scarry!" Uh, so
sad I hated that part of it. I tried for the most part to shield her
from the scary costumes, but you can only do so much when they are all
around you. Here are a few cute pictures of us walking around downtown
We picked the perfect time to arrive downtown. There was a short break
in the rain for the EXACT time we arrived to Trick or Treat! It was
Most of the stores gave out candy, but there were a couple of places
that gave out more. The Duvall
Bookstore gave out
books! How awesome is that! And the Teressa's
Bakery gave out apple fritters and brownies!
Yumm! Serendipity Photography, the local
photographer, had the studio all dolled up for Halloween and took
pictures of the kids in the studio! We pick them up on Friday, I can't
wait to see them. There was even a lady that was dressed up in this huge
apron with lots of tiny pockets. She gave Evan a little stuffed animal
toy, he was pretty stoked about that.
When we arrived home we took a few pictures.we had to bribe them with
candy to smile. I guess it was a fitting bribe for Halloween!
The painted pumpkin below is from our outing to Luke's work yesterday.
The kids dressed up to Trick or Treat at the different eateries in the
Common's and they also had a few fun activities for the kids to do, one
which included painting a pumpkin. We forgot to bring our camera! But my
the other Microsoft couple we went with took their camera so I'll have
to get those pictures from my friend Stephanie. They also had a
professional photographer taking pictures and I'm excited to see that
picture too. It has all for of us in it. They actually were supposed to
print the pictures and give them to you within an hour, but the printer
ran out of ink, so they have to get us the picture on Monday.what's up
with that, ran out of ink?! Makes me laugh.
Alyssa's Aunt Ashley made her Trick or Treat bag. It's really super
cute. It's made of Minute Maid drink pouches! She has made a bunch of
different kinds (wallets and larger purses) and they are all super cute.
Most are lined with matching fabric, cute buttons & ribbon. If you are
interested in one let me know and I'll give you her information. :)
Alyssa loves this purse and I'm really glad it's made of plastic so I
can wipe it all down when she has finished off her candy! I went to move
it earlier and it's all sticky from her candy hands. gross.
As for costumes. Alyssa received this frilly skirt, wings & hair bow for
her birthday and although she is in love with Cinderella, we decided
that since for now she does not even know that Cinderella costumes
exist, we'd just have her wear what we already have and know she loves
wearing! I'm sure that everything will be different in picking out a
costume next year. Most people thought Evan was a frog, but nope, he was
a turtle. My sister allowed me to borrow it for Evan this year. I'll
have to get a picture of him crawling in it, it's really cute. The
costume also has cute feet slippers, but they kept falling off so we
didn't put them on because we didn't want to loose them while we were
My how they have changed in just one year!
We didn't really have any hard core rules about candy this year. We let
her have a reasonable amount AND she shared a reasonable amount with us-
hehe. Luke and Alyssa went through all the candy (that is, all that was
not previously eaten during the course of today) and counted up 23
pieces. And I will admit that several times throughout this evening Luke
and I looked at Alyssa and then at each other and laughed. Yep, candy
does really make kids hyper! We have some of her Halloween candy
craziness on video, it's hilarious. We'll have to post it soon.
And like last year, the night ended with Alyssa on the kitchen floor,
except this year she opted for candy over grapes!