We have had such a festive Halloween! Jessie (my SIL) and I hosted the best booth at the Halloween festival at Robin and my neice's day school - and we had adult time to get ready while the kids were at school this morning. MIL and I hunted up 100 rocks (about the size of a plum), hosed them down, washed them with sopa, rinsed them, and cut little stems for the., THen I painted them orange. SIL and I hot-glued the stems to them, and she cut out felt mouths with pinking shears. THen at our table the kids (3-4 yr olds) got to glue googly eyes and the mouths to make little rock jack-o-lanterns. It was a ton of work for me, but they were really cute and the kids had fun (and it wasn't candy-oriented)
Then we invited SIL, her 2 kids, and MIL (FIL is on hurricane duty, and BIL is doing re-building in new orleans, so they are both single ladies right now) over for breakfast-for-dinner and to go trick-or-treating. RObin was too cute - she loved it! She loved getting the candy, trying to ring the bell, and especially walking up to each door. We had the wagon and tried to pull them from house to house, but Robin wanted to walk. I have super cute pix of her holding Witt's (my nephew, 3 days older than her) hand and leading him up to the houses. SHe seemed to dig her bunny costume. SIL and WItt came back home early b/c he was pooped, but RObin loved it.
Jen - that sucks! So much for being responsible! MIL has an adorable little wooden stool with a similar saying:
This little stool is mine/
I use it all the time/
to reach the things I couldn't/
and lots of things I shouldn't.
But there's no way she'd part with it
Anna - love the cool bonfire pix - and the fall leaf pix too. Robin loves hugging her cousin too, and he just cries and screams. (But he's older than her - what a wimp
) It's so sad they the objects of their affection don't return it.
I'm going to start putting otgether a photo album!