Monday, November 2, 2009
A Bat's House
Halloween day started out with last minute decisions on K's costume (She ended up being a butterfly) and pumpkin carving. We had fun deciding on the pumpkin's face. All four of us sat at the girls table and drew a pumpkin face. In the end we let K pick and she liked Daddy's the best.
Carving was followed by a visit to our Farmers Market for trick or treating...
where C and K were given beautiful beeswax butterflies by our local bee keeper. This was the best treat of all! The girls loved smelling them over and over again.
After a yummy homemade soup dinner we went out for trick or treating,
K's face says it all (and sadly this is the only decent pic I got of her in her costume), we were utterly confused. There was not a single soul out trick or treating on our street and no one answered their doors. We tried a couple more streets and found a total of 4 houses that welcomed trick or treaters. We called it quits after that, the girls were exhausted from all that walking. Kevin and I felt horrible for them but the girls didn't seem to care, they were perfectly content with those 4 houses. So it all worked out. We got home and K emptied out her trick or treat bag for the Halloween Fairy. C's candy was left out as well.
Once the girls were in bed I rushed to finish a present from the Halloween fairy. I finished it up and then realized I couldn't have one gift for the girls to share, they would fight like cats and dogs over it! So I dug out the box to pull out another gift. The box is a box hidden away from the girls filled with a few random presents for times like this. Most of the presents are for when the girls are older that I just had to get (because of a good deal or some other reason I justified in my head) but there are a few for now, too. I searched through the box and found the perfect thing for C. I knew K would love what I made so I had to let her have that. I ran upstairs to our dining room, where they left their candy, and put K's present in her empty trick or treat bag and C's in her own, then set the big present for the both of them in the center of the table. Phew! Finally done! Kevin and I enjoyed a few pieces of the fairy's candy and called it a night.
The next morning the girls woke up and ran to their bags. Kevin and I decided the best present we could get for K was a real bat house. For more than a year now K has been talking about bat houses and about how she wanted one in our next house. Well, here we are in our next house so that bat house just had to be here, too!
C giggled with delight at her owl so that ended up being a good choice as a last minute gift...
and K loved her knitted bat. She named it Stellaluna and fed it leftover pieces of pumpkin from our morning carving. This dirty hand picture is all I got of that bat, K had it in a sling most of the day. Maybe she'll let me get some better pictures tomorrow.
So overall Halloween and the Halloween Fairy's visit were a success. The girls didn't miss their candy at all, especially after opening their honey sticks.
I hope you all had a great one!! I hope to see you for WIP Wednesday. Now it's really time for me to kick the gift making into high gear!