Yeah, so I really thought that living in Europe would make Halloween much less crazy for us. Apparently, I was completely wrong. Although, I am very proud of myself: having 3 kids has made it MUCH easier for me to simply say "no" to doing things that I don't want to or shouldn't feel obligated to do. And that's huge for me. This year has been pretty enjoyable for all of us. Except maybe Jay, but he's sick on top of being busy. Today was a little crazy, but not too bad. Also, we decided not to buy costumes this year, but to use what we had in the dress-up bin. Hence, Emma has worn a different costume every.single.day this week! :)
Weds, we went to the library on Landstuhl for their story time, which was Halloween themed this week. The kids made ghosts, listened to Halloween stories, did the Monster Mash, and frosted cookies.
On Thursday, the kids' school had their Halloween parties. We got to go into Emma's classroom and decorate cookies with her before the kids all had their costume parades.
|She was still napping when we got there. Her little tutu'd butt was too cute!!|
|Harry's friends, Blake and Katelyn (twins!) went as Thing 1 and Thing 2 this year- SOO cute!|
|Harry made his with "3 round eyes, square toofers, and a beard like GaGa." (Hi to GaGa on skype in the background! lol)|
|Emma's punkin has "everfing" on it. :)|
|John-John's pumpkin- its little like him!|
|Evelyn and John, they're dating and they don't even know it! She's about 6 weeks older than he is, and he's a good 3 pounds heavier already!|
Emma was completely fascinated with the firetruck. Maybe we have a future firefighter at our house??!!
|The kids with Sparky the Firedog|
Then, we had the Fall Carnival at the kids' school. We only made it for the last hour, but we were all pretty burned out by then, so it was good to only have that long to do games.
|Emma and I doing the cakewalk|
|Emma wanted a "frocodile" painted on her face!|