Being Australian I’m not much into Halloween but when you rub up against the (US) outside world it’s inevitable that the kids will want to join in. We weren’t into forking out a ridiculous amount of money to buy costumes for the kids so we made do with what we had in their overused dress up bag.
Originally Cali was a mermaid, she changed her mind last minute to be a princess like Capri. Crew was a super hero seeing that he loves wearing the girls panties all the time, it was only fitting.
Leading up to Halloween we purchased a $10 pumpkin to carve. The girls said it was a stinky activity and only wanted to paint it. In a pure Halloween week we had pumpkin (butternut squash) soup for dinner one night. It was a hit. We had Halloween story time at the Seward Library where the girls got to dress up and join in a library parade. Halloween eve we took the girls to a free haunted house hosted by the US Coast Guard. It was my first haunted house as well as the kids. Cali was on the verge of tears by the end and Crew had a look of shock on his face. It was a kid friendly lights on haunted house but very well done. The kids were grateful of the cookies received at the end but were very clear on the fact that they NEVER wanted to go there again!!!
Master plan: scare the kids out of Halloween. Boo Ha Ha HA!…. didn’t work.
Finally the day came and they still wanted to go trick or treating, even with zombies on the loose.
It was blowing 25-30kts, 3°C/ 37°F outside, perfect Alaskan Halloween weather. The kids filled their bags and we were off to the towns Halloween Festival.
It really was a fun night and MAYBE we’ll even do it again next year.
In other news……
Other than painting faces to fill in the time we’ve been teaching the girls how to play cards. It’s a great family game and they don’t even realise they’re practicing their numbers. It’s all fun until there’s a winner. I can see why teaches like to bring in “everyone’s a winner” into school, kids who don’t like to lose are well such LOSERS!