Sunday, November 01, 2009

Pumpkin Parties

We had a busy week of parties and costumes. On Wednesday night we went to a Harvest Party at our church. Micah had a blast jumping around in the HUGE bouncy castle inflatables but it was a little overwhelming for Keziah (especially after she got lost for a few minutes in one of the inflatable things).

Micah had a Pumpkin Party at preschool on Friday. They got to dress up, play games and eat pumpkin muffins and pumpkin bread. We also carved our own pumpkins this week:

The past couple of years I've printed off Jack-O-Lantern templates from the internet but this year I tried some free-hand designs. Keziah requested a butterfly - which was relatively easy - but Micah really wanted a Wall-E pumpkin. I used his pyjamas (see above picture) as inspiration. I hand-drew the design and Erik did the cutting. I think it turned out pretty good!

Both pumpkins together:

Last night (Saturday) those of us from the Toews family who weren't out of town came to our house for a pizza supper. After we ate, we dressed up Micah, Keziah and Caleb and took them out trick-or-treating for the first time. I stayed at our house to hand out treats (and couldn't believe how many kids came!) but it sounded like our little trio of zoo animals was quite a hit! We didn't get any good pictures of them last night but I took this picture of the three of them dressing up about a month ago (except last night Keziah was the giraffe and Caleb was the elephant).

All that sugar may have helped them stay up a little later in preparation for the time change :) Unfortunately Silas will be the trickiest one to transition. I can't explain to him that he needs to wait an extra hour for his morning feeding... Oh well, hopefully by this time next week we'll be more on schedule.

Tomorrow I'm going into Langley to do some admin work for the company that I do transcription for. So, I get to be part of the office for the day. I'm looking forward to getting out of the house and doing something "un-Mommy-ish" for a day :)


Karen said...

How did the "un-mommy-ish" day go? I always liked filling in at the old dental office I worked for - it feels productive and distinctly ADULT, to go to work for the day! :)

Kathy's corner said...

Those are pretty cute pumpkins, and pretty coute animals too.

kelly ens said...

yes, the trio of zoo animals is SO cute!!!! :)