We hosted our Joy School Halloween Party. They had a Halloween Parade, pretend Trick-or-Treated, decorated cookies, and memorized a cute poem:
Five little pumpkins
Sitting on a gate
The first one said,
"Oh, my, it's getting late!"
The second one said,
"There are witches in the air!"
The third one said,
The fourth one said,
"We'll run and run and run!"
The fifth one said,
"Let's have some fun!"
OOOOOOH, went the wind
And OUT went the light
And the five little pumpkins
Rolled out of sight
It's a poem I've heard a lot and love, we turned it into a cute finger play. I found it again on this cute website that has songs and poems for children for FREE! Check it out. It don't really like the music they have chosen for most of the songs but their are a lot of different songs, and lyrics that you can never remember. http://www.kididdles.com/
It's amazing what buying some different ribbon can do. I know, I know, I said I didn't want to spend any money but found I didn't have what I needed to finish the costumes. So for $5 I bought ribbon for Isabelle's Cinderella and I got about 9 yards of it for that price so there is plenty left for future projects. We tried and tried for Abinadi to find something at home, but he grew out of everything just before Halloween, so when we saw this cute monkey costume for $9 we couldn't pass it up. And yes I know it looks like a bear, but I promise it has a tale! So at least it wasn't the $40 I was afraid of. So all in all I think I am getting better at being money wise. Let's hope it sticks!
Thanks Uncle Jared for the Cinderella accessories! They were the finishing touches we needed! And truly made her feel like a reel Cinderella!
We also colored pumpkins, then carved a couple with Daddy. Isabelle had to use a spoon and refused to stick her hand in the pumpkin...yep, she's definitely my princess!
They also got the chance to go to a little haunted house at Uriah's office. The people were really nice and didn't try to scare us, they just stood there quietly. Isabelle was slightly afraid until we started talking about what she saw and made her say "Hello" to the monsters. Then Daddy had to point out a skeleton at a desk and tell Isabelle that he worked so hard, he died at work! After we were done, all Isabelle could talk about was, "I never seen a REAL Monster before!" and "That guy died at Daddy's work! I hope Daddy doesn't die like that!" Sometimes I could just...........my husband. It makes me chuckle now, but it was difficult conversation to have to explain that it was all pretend and no one really died at work!
So here is how the family with Food Allergies did Trick-or-Treating this year. I originally planned on exchanging all the candy Isabelle got with candy she could actually eat, but after much thought, I realized that wouldn't be anything special for her because she is allowed too much candy already because I feel so guilty so often when there is so much other food she can't eat. So we decided that instead she would get 10 cents for every piece of candy she got this Halloween. I thought it would be a safe amount because, remembering when I was a child how you would get one piece of dinky candy at each house. You know the ones, the tiny tootsie rolls, or the really hard pieces of bubble gum that tasted nasty and couldn't really blow bubbles. We also weren't planning on going to too many houses. Isabelle would then be able to choose if she wants to buy some candy or something else with her money. We went around our block and because the kids were too tired and too cold we only hit half our street and a few other houses, yet we ended up with
two large buckets full! Over 100 pieces of candy! And I don't mean the dinky candy, I mean the miniature good candy! So Isabelle and Abinadi have $6 each. And Uriah and I ended up with a whole ton of candy that we love but never buy because of the food allergies. We are all very content with the situation!