Sunday, October 28, 2012

Scenes from the weekend before Halloween

Friday evening and all day Saturday were dark and rainy. The boys had coughs and mild fevers, so we ended up staying home from Beavers and keeping cozy. We consumed a lot of soup and juice, and read a lot of Harry Potter. We also played board games {at one point we were playing Operation and Monopoly at the same time!}, roasted marshmallows in the fireplace and made a bunch of cute Halloween crafts. By Sunday afternoon, everyone was feeling better. Our friend Kristina came over for several hours of baking, pumpkin carving, raking leaves and decorating the yard to be "super spooky..." It was all a lot of fun. And now I'm exhausted.

 Love the bats. And isn't my toilet roll mummy hilarious?

 These guts are gooey!

 Not just any hat cookie. A sorting hat cookie!

 Jack o'lanterns, festive sugar cookies, and a cute green pumpkin from our garden

 Fun in the leaves of the chestnut tree

Decorating for the big night {only three more sleeps, I'm told!}

Front steps are much more fun with pumpkins

 Little boy in spooky tree

It's spookier at night. And how about the giant bat on the side of the house?!

How was your weekend? Did you find yourself getting into the Halloween spirit? I think I'm ready to watch "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" while I quietly sneak all the peanut butter cups out of my kids' treat bags. You?

Grade One is going to be wild this week! Wish me luck... Wishing you a very happy end of October!


  1. I love all your jack-o-lanterns! And you should tell the boys that the yard looks SUPER spooky.

  2. Aw, I miss the days when my boys were that little :)
    Grade ONEderful

  3. Are the boys feeling better? L has a fever today. :(

  4. Good luck with those sugar highs!'I love your decorations. Here we've been having -15 weather and there's tons of snow. Halloween night will be a chilly one, but we are braving it!
    You know me though... I;m ready for Halloween to be over and for Christmas to start! xox


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