We actually had a great Halloween this year, despite some protests over dressing up!
We started out our holiday weekend by recruiting Peter to carve the first pumpkin. I intended to carve a pumpkin for each of us but I ended up running out of time and ended up with 2 pumpkins carved.
I carved the one of the left, rather evil looking
my little bumblebee
my little duckie
We took the kids to downtown Warrenton for the kids Halloween Happyfest Parade. It was a cold, sunny morning, great day for a parade. The children all looked so cute dressed up in their costumes. Many parents had decorated wagons and strollers for the parade.
parade in old town Warrenton
Wythe & Peter in the Parade
Miss Ainsley in the parade
The shops along Main Street were handing out candy to all the trick-or-treaters. Great Harvest Bakery was handing out cookies to the children. That was Wythe's favorite, he really doesn't know what candy is but he loves cookies!
After the parade and trick-or-treating at the shops, the kids were absolutely worn out!
"I don't want to be a bee..."
"I know I look cute!"
"this is soooo not fun!!"
trick-or-treating like a zombie
trick-or-treating with a neighbor girl
"things are improving, I have a cookie!"
"aww...the cute puppy is licking me..."
"THE PUPPY IS LICKING ME, MAKE IT STOP!"
Wythe starting to cry because his sister is upset
The local fire hall had a party for the kids. They had games for the older children and some play areas set up for the younger children. Wythe, Ainsley and their neighbor friend won awards for their costumes. The picture below shows Ainsley holding her trophy, 1st trophy ever!! I guess I will have to save this for the trophy case! We wanted Wythe in the picture with his trophy but being the good, diligent parents we are, we couldn't find our 2 year old! His award looks just like A's.
Ainsley holding her trophy
Wythe & the prize box
Wythe had fun emptying and refilling the prize box. He didn't seem to understand that he was supposed to pick one out to take home but it sure kept him occupied for awhile!
Wythe putting fake spiders onto of Ainsley's head. Mommy didn't let him bring ANY spiders home!
giving sissy some love
It was a great Halloween, I can only imagine what it will be like when the kids are old enough to be really into it as well. After such a busy weekend it will probably take a few days to recoup!
'til next time...