Stella has never really loved carving pumpkins. She thinks it is gross and also gets sad that I don't trust her to do all the work with a knife. I don't know, sharp killing objects and Stella....yeah, I don't like to mix those things too often. So this year we picked out the silliest pumpkin shapes we could find and I decided to just let her paint them instead of carving them. She got 100% creative control and I didn't have to worry about any fingers getting chopped off, so all in all it was a win-win! Stella painted the pumpkins on Friday the 30th. She didn't have school that day, which was awesome.
On the morning of Halloween we went to a Gummow cousin baptism. It was really fun for us. We ended up hanging out there most of the day but got home just in time to get ready for trick or treating. Stella looked so beautiful in her costume that I went a little crazy on the pictures this year. I mean...nuts, really. I took a lot. And I'm glad we didn't do the donuts. She looked stunning as a little mean and scary witch. We also got a few pics with her neighborhood friends as well.
Surprise, surprise...Porter wanted to walk all on his own. It made me laugh because sometimes he would get to a house and his face would be like: "Are you guys nuts? Can't you see how scary this house is?"
We missed my mom who was in Idaho helping her dad recover from surgery. Still, the whole night was full of fun memories and even though I seriously do not like Halloween I can't help but admit that these kiddos make it so much more fun. For example, when Porter finally figured out that he was supposed to put the candy in his pumpkin...that was just adorable. Then by the time we got home he finally figured out that he could carry his pumpkin too. Too bad he will probably have to re-learn these essential skills next year due to the fact that he is a baby and won't remember.
Before we knew it, another fun Halloween night was finished. And Stella even had a few full-sized candy bars to prove it.