Last of our COSTUMES this year!
AKA the zoo keeper and her pet gorilla.
Every year before Halloween we try to whip up a few HAPPY HOUSES (our version of Haunted Houses)!! Someday I’ll learn out to bake REAL gingerbread, but for now cinnamon graham crackers work just perfect. Mason thinks he is going to eat his house on Halloween.
Each time I asked Blaise to “hold a house for a picture” this is what happened—-
OPPPS!!! He went through two houses!!!
See the big pile of candy? He added ALL that to the base of his house and called it a ”pile of leaves.”
The accidental house smasher—
He looks the part doesn’t he??
ENJOY all your FALL FUN!
Our ultra creative and kind neighbors made this washing machine costume last year!!
It was really neat— the front was designed to blow bubbles and hold blue soapy water. Sadly this washer might have to spend Halloween in the repair shop. Cardboard boxes can only last so long. Mason didn’t mind that it was leaking!
One of my tricks is for each little kid to have TWO costumes each. One mama pick and one kid pick! Then we can all be CREATIVE with our crazy ideas and we have back up for parties and costume malfunctions.
I can’t believe October 31st is just a weekend away.
Last shot of the CLEAN and FRESH team—
Yes, for Halloween this year Blaise is dressing up as none other than BOB ROSS! This costume just makes me giggle! I’m sure a lot of folks won’t have a clue, but for real Bob fans this costume might bring a smile! If you aren’t familiar with Bob, he is truly a unique character. Here he is on Wiki… don’t ya see the similarities?
Blaise calls his costume BOB the PAINTER!
Blaise painted the “Happy Tree” and I added the frame from Goodwill. This might be my favorite part of the costume!
“There are no such things as accidents… only happy little mistakes!”
It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown is THE fall flick in our house. Charlie and his pals are huge cause for celebration around here! Only Peanut’s Thanksgiving and Christmas movies can compete.
Yesterday we had our annual movie and treat night!!!
You’ll NEVER guess what Mason requested seconds off?!
Lettuce for Linus. No kidding! I think the ranch dip helped a bit.
If you’ve seen this movie you might remember Charlie’s costume!? Next year I think we will add rock candy in honor of poor Charlie’s trick-or-treating.
I loved this movie as a kid and I’m so thankful that it’s still around for my kiddos to enjoy!
More party treats!!!
Mason decided he wanted some friendly Frankensteins for his Fall party! We made pumpkin scented playdough and added purple Frank tags for giggles. It took huge amounts of pumpkin pie seasoning to scent the dough. The toppers are as quick and easy the Count’s Teeth!
This recipe is from Emerson’s preschool: MIX & KNEED—-2.5 Cups Flour, 1/2 Cup Salt, 2 Tablespoons Oil, 1 Tablespoon Alum, 2 cups Boiling Water! Color, glitter and scent optional!