Weekend Wrap-Up

Monday, November 3, 2014

Halloween weekend wrap-up and photo dump!


Friday was all about the pumpkins...the girls told Aaron what they wanted their pumpkins to look like, and he carved them to order before they decorated them. Considering how much he doesn't like to carve pumpkins, carving three is pretty much a small act of heroism!



Their masterpieces and their costumes:




Because OF COURSE we did Frozen for actual Halloween night. It was an inevitability, and I didn't see any point in fighting it. So I just went with it!



(I did make the Olaf costume for Phoebe, because I can't help myself and I didn't like any of the mass-produced ones I found. It's just a party dress, a hoodie, some brown sleeves off another shirt, felt and buttons. The hoodie part held up so well in the wash that I have a feeling we'll be wearing it a lot in coming months!)


We had our usual little pre-trick-or-treat party of glorious chaos...






And our equally glorious post-trick-or-treat candy fest...





After which we watched Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets until we crashed. Avalon has been eagerly waiting a WHOLE year to see the next Harry Potter movie, and she fell asleep right before the end.

The next day kind of followed in that vein...we were all worn out and had to take it easy for a day. The children may possibly have slept in their costumes, and they MAYBE didn't change out of them until it was time to go to Grammy's birthday party that afternoon. We just needed a day like that!


After church on Sunday the girls went to play at my mom's house and Aaron and I went to see the Stolen Shakespeare Guild's production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, thanks to our awesome friends and co-workers. One of whom was in the show, and kindly advised us of the best place to sit. Which coincidentally was the exact place where one of the actors repeatedly showers the audience with fake snow...


I couldn't get a picture that really showed the scope of how COVERED IN FAKE SNOW we were. I'm still finding it in my hair!

After that there was really only enough time in the day to make a quick batch of chili and give the girls baths. We were all worn out before eight, and it was really dark, so clearly the only thing to do was show the boys how to make s'mores over the fire pit before calling it a night.




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