I am aware that a lot of friends disagree with celebrating Halloween. That is fine. We however think it is fine to celebrate in our home. It is not a celebration of evil, or just a day to get candy for us. It is about family and tradition for us. Rik grew up celebrating Halloween. I didn’t. He has so many wonderful memories, and wanted to have those same memories with his children. For my kids it is a way to use their imaginations and get to be anything they want for a night. Piper wanted to be a pop star, she loves to sing and dance and thought it would be fun to pretend for a night! Charlie loves Jake and the Neverland Pirates. You should have seen his face light up when we found the costume. He begged to wear it everyday for a week! We put it on and he acted like a pirate all night. I was adorable! We also used last night as an opportunity to meet our neighbors, which we have wanted to do since we moved in.
If you disagree with us, Im sorry. We just love any excuse to dress up and use our imaginations; to make memories with our family; to share life with our neighbors. We don’t even bring up the scary or the evil. We focus on the fun. we teach our children to be in the world and be a light to those who are in the darkness. Thats what Jesus did. He was out with the lost and needy!
All that said, here are some pics from our night! The kids had a blast! Memories where made!
Today we made spiders out of the kids handprints! This was a quick and easy craft!
Trace the kids hands on black construction paper, and cut them out. Piper cut hers out, but I had to do it for Charlie. He’s not quite ready for scissors.
After they were cut out, I cut off the thumb, and handed the kids the glue stick. They each glued on the hands.
We then attached some googly eyes and drew on a web. The kids colored the faces on and we were done! Super quick and easy craft, and the kids loved it!!
I am so sad that I missed 2 days of posting. We have been so busy during the day that we haven’t had time to really do anything creative with the kids. I was doing so good with posting every day too. I also havent been able to find my craft box since we moved, so today I finally ran to walmart and picked up a couple of things. I think tomorrow we will be making hand print spiders!
Today after Piper got home from school, I brought some of my old Barbies and my Barbie Townhouse. She was so excited!
This was my favorite Barbie house. I had several, including the Barbie Dream House. I have a HUGE box in the garage full of all my old Barbie stuff in it! This was the easiest to do today.
We went through the bag of some of my old Barbies, and she picked out a few that she wanted to play with. SHe kept asking me how old I was when I got them, and who bought them for me. It was so cute!
She decided there were too many Ken dolls, so she renamed this one Mitt. I died laughing! She’s a good little republican!
Here is wedding Barbie and Ken! SHe has already had 3 weddings for them. I ” played ” with hter for about 30 minutes and had to do something else. She has been her room for over an hour playing now. She is loving it! I loved playing with Barbie as a kid, and would play for hours. It’s fun to see her use her imagination. She cracks me up! I’m glad my mom saved them all for me!
We took the kids to pick out Pumpkins today. There is a pumpkin stand down the road from our house. It was cute and the kids had a BLAST running around and picking pumpkins! Charlie found the wagon and just started piling the mini pumpkins in it! He was cute!
Look at these Tiny babies posing!
Charlie was scared to death of this Cat. The head moved back and forth randomly. I tried to show him it wasn’t real and this was the result! Haha!
Posing at home with out “punkins”!
When did she grow up?
We had a great day as a family today, and Piper heads back to school in the morning. Haven’t decided what we are going to do tomorrow.
Today after church we took a family on Riks team to lunch and then on our way home we stopped at a flea market! I love flea markets, and so does Piper. Rik and Charlie are learning to like them. We walked around for little while and then ran home to change, and I decided we should go to a couple more. So we got back out and went to 2 others.
The last one we went to was HUGE! It was an old nursing home, and was a big U shape. We walked around for about an hour and a half and Rik found an electric train. We got a really good deal on it, and Charlie is going to love it! After that we grabbed some dinner and headed back to church for the new members class.
It was a pretty busy day and the kids had fun looking at all the old stuff. So that was our creative thing today! Sadly I didn’t get any pics.
I think tomorrow we are going to go to the pumpkin patch! Should have LOTS of cute pics tomorrow!
We had a pretty packed day today! We went to lunch at a yummy catfish place. We went clothes shopping for Piper and then came home to watch the end of the LSU game. Then we headed out to some friends new land to have a bonfire and shoot some fireworks! It was a fun, but long day and I’m ready to go to bed, so I’ll just leave you with some pictures!
Today we did 2 things since I was sick yesterday.
Piper got this really cool Melissa and Doug Make-a-Face sticker pad from my mom for christmas last year. She hasn’t ever made any with it, so today I brought it out, and she was thrilled!
It has some pretty cool stickers, and my fashionista daughter had so much fun making faces! She had a little trouble with some of the stickers tearing, but she still liked it! I seriously LOVE Melissa and Doug toys. They are so creative!
After Piper made her faces, I brought out the block for Charlie to build with. He makes such a mess with these things, that they are in his closet most of the time. So it’s a fun treat when he gets to play with them! He and Piper are still playing and building a city right now! they play pretty well together.
So there you go! That is what we did today!