You know those years when you worry your kids won’t get enough wear out of their costumes to justify the time and/or money put into them? This was not one of those years for us. Since this is the year of the owl (for Rynn at least), I decided to go ahead and make her an owl for Halloween too. I begged and pleaded with Reece to puh-lease be another woodland friend, but what girl wants to be a chipmunk or a squirrel, even if they are friends of Snow White? Not. Reece. I’m not sure we ever really decided what Reece was.
First, we visited the Pumpkin Patch with Southcrest MOPS friends (a tradition for three years now)…
Reece was a “pink tinkerbelle.” According to her.
We then dressed up for the girls’ Spooktacular Awards at gymnastics.
Reece got the Spooktacular Award for the “Best Sit Down Jump.”
By now Reece had agreed to wear a “forrest pixie” costume (whatever that is), but insisted it was a forrest tinkerbelle. At least it’s a step closer to being a woodland friend, right? She wouldn’t wear the tulle skirt or wings because they were “too babyish” (too babyish…really?!), so I jazzed it up a bit by gluing some leaves on a headband to match the leaves on the dress.
Next came the infamous Tricycle Parade at the girls’ KDO…
Rynn was timid entering the gym, but as soon as she saw Scott and me she excitedly drove around and even attempted to pop a few wheelies with her truck.
When Reece’s class entered she cracked us up by continuously veering off the path after being distracted by the other costumes.
They then dressed up for Cubbies and Puggles, but no pics were taken.
Then came Rynn’s costume party/play date and you’ve seen the pics from that.
Next we went to the story hour at Barnes and Noble where it was costume day with…
Olivia! Ummm, Olivia minus the ears, that is.
Finally, it’s Halloween!
A few friends came over for some trick-or-treating.
In the end Reece was a “forrest tinkerbelle light shiner.” ???
Can I get another “hoot, hoot?!”
This is the house where they stood and yelled, “TRICK OR TREAT” a million times until Mr. Steve came to the door. We didn’t realize we’d have to teach them to knock or ring the doorbell. 🙂
Rynn is totally not going to let the big girls leave her behind, even with a banged up knee. She is carrying la-la though. And she’s already eating candy. 🙂
This may be the house where Reece kept her finger on the bell while Avery continuously banged, and while all four yelled, “Trick or Treat” at the top of their lungs. They only look sweet. 🙂
Next stop was the assisted living facility where Avery’s great-grandmother lives. The residents had a ball handing out candy! (Yikes, don’t look too closely at Rynn…I’m lethal with the red-eye fixer. How do I fix that?!)
We ended the night by going to a church near our home that had lots of fun activities for preschoolers, then by trick-or-treating at the Voss house where the newest little pumpkin in the patch, Allie, lives.
Here are some more Halloween-related pics…
We had fun being crafty with paint + feet…
…then with paint + pumpkins!
We moved the party indoors where there was less wind…
…and we finished our fabulous pumpkin fun day!