Forgive me if I've been a little absent from the blogging world.
I've been busy with preparations for our Halloween bash which is tonight!!
We sent out these invitations a few weeks ago and ever since then I've been in full throttle party planning and prep mode.
We've been slowly decorating the house a little more each day. It's looking pretty spooky!
We've also been working on our costumes.
This wig is a little sneak peak! ; )
Also on the agenda: Pumpkin carving.
The girls did a great job scooping out the guts.
They helped Daddy pick out a great design and supervised him while he carved away.
The finished product. Spooky spider!
Even better in the dark!
Last weekend I had to do some serious shopping for the party so Taber took all 3 kiddos to the pumpkin farm by himself. Brave daddy! The girls jumped hay bales for over an hour.
While Cam the man munched on apple cider donuts.
(you can see the sugar in his eyelashes, that's good stuff!)
They brought home 5 more pumpkins which we painted on Monday for FHE. The paint has been holding up pretty well through the rain and snow from the past few days.
On Wednesday, I had a little bat cookie making playdate for the girls since they were feeling a little left out by the Halloween party for grown ups only.
I found this idea on Our Best Bites, Here. I loved it because it was something the girls could do themselves without any help. (Even the 3 year olds!)
Teya and her bat
Mia and her bat
Brinley and the remnants of her bat.
Chocolate never lasts long around this girl ; )
We used candy eyes and cut wings out of cardstock. I think they were supposed to have fangs but Teya wanted smiley faces.
This project passed my two main criteria, easy and delicious. : )
After cookies the girls had popcorn and watched a Clifford Halloween movie while the grown ups enjoyed some lovely adult conversation.
And that's what we've been up to. Now back to party prepping!