Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2016

Pumpkin day preparations

October 30, 2016

Pre-Halloween

October 30, 2015
Rafa set off this morning as a spider/bat man hybrid and me in my PJs. You know it's gonna be a fun day when it starts like this.

Rafa set off this morning as a bat/spider man hybrid and me in my PJs. You know it’s going to be a fun day when it starts like this.

Rafa's Office Halloween party was a blast. A costume parade...

Rafa’s Office Halloween party was a blast. A costume parade…

Followed by a shared lunch.

Followed by a shared lunch.

Now I'm a spider Princess ready for tonight's neighbourhood Halloween warm up.

He didn’t even need to get changed for tonight’s Halloween festivities…. but I did. From PJs to spider Princess. Neighbourhood Halloween party #1 here we come!

Pumpkin decorating

October 25, 2015
The wet weather didn't stop our pumpkin decorating party.

The wet weather didn’t stop our pumpkin decorating party.

paint, glitter, stickers

paint, glitter, stickers

and carving galore.

and carving galore.

not to mention the Halloween treats

not to mention the Halloween treats

and raiding the third garage for a ride

and raiding the third garage for a ride

of one kind

of one kind

or another

or another

Rain! What rain?

Rain! What rain?

and a growing pumpkin population at our front door.

and a growing pumpkin population at our front door.

Pumpkins!

October 6, 2015
It was pumpkin day at the office today.

It was pumpkin day at the office today.

The teacher's made a big pumpkin patch and we got to pick another one to bring home.

The teacher’s made a big pumpkin patch  out of all our pumpkins and then we got to pick another one to bring home.

We had pumpkin in our guiso tonight

We had pumpkin in our guiso tonight (not the same pumpkin).

And sent Papi up to the attic to fetch our giant pumpkins for the door.

And sent Papi up to the attic to fetch our giant pumpkins for the door.

Look! I've got a pumpkin head!

I’ve turned into pumpkin with all this pumpkining!

Happy Halloween

October 31, 2014
After a super fun filled day at the office, including a field trip to a "quiet" village for trick or treating (Mum's edit: a retirement village), we headed to our friend's house to celebrate both her birthday and halloween in one, big, amazing party.

After a super fun filled day at the office, including a field trip to a “quiet” village for trick or treating (Mum’s edit: a retirement village), we headed to our friend’s house to celebrate both her birthday and halloween in one, big, amazing party.

The party games were halloween themed.

The party games were halloween themed.

Which included handing out candy to trick or treaters.

Which included handing out candy to trick or treaters.

Then it was our turn to do some trick or treating.

Then it was our turn to do some trick or treating.

So much fun.

So much fun.

So much fun.

So much fun.

With full buckets and big smiles we headed back to our friends house and stayed up really, really late which is why this post is really, really late.

With full buckets and big smiles we headed back to our friends house and stayed up really, really late which is why this post is really, really late.

Happy Halloween everyone!

Happy Halloween everyone!

Halloween Eve

October 30, 2014
Halloween Eve began with a neighbour at the door with bags of candy for Rafa and me.  Happy dance!  Happy dance!

Halloween Eve began with a neighbour at the door with bags of candy for Rafa and me. Happy dance! Happy dance!

We then had to get down to the business of preparations for the school parties tomorrow.  We all helped Mum with making jack-o-lantern mandarin pots for Rafa's class.

We then had to get down to the business of preparations for the school parties tomorrow. We all helped Mum with making jack-o-lantern mandarin pots for Rafa’s class.

Here's my vampire in progress (see the big fangs?!)

Here’s my vampire in progress (see the big fangs?!)

Even Papi was getting artistic.

Even Papi was getting artistic.

For my class party we were on cups… except Mum couldn't find any Halloween ones left so we made our own with Halloween stickers.  I reckon they're much cooler anyway.

For my class party we were on cups… except Mum couldn’t find any Halloween ones left so we made our own with Halloween stickers. I reckon these are way cooler than bought ones anyway.

After bath we laid out our costumes all ready for the morning.  Rafa thought it was hilarious that Papi put his undies outside his pants.  Spiderman doesn't wear his undies on the outside of his pants!!

After bath we laid out our costumes all ready for the morning. Rafa thought it was hilarious that Papi put his undies outside his pants. Spiderman doesn’t wear his undies on the outside of his pants!!

Halloween warm up four: pumpkin decorating

October 28, 2014
Finally we had a night spare to decorate our pumpkins.

Finally we had a night spare to decorate this year’s pumpkins.

I turned mine into a princess.

I turned mine into a princess.

And Rafa made his a "BIG pumpkin"

And Rafa made his a “BIG pumpkin”

All finished!!  Now our princess and big pumpkin are sitting by the front door.

All finished!! Now our princess and big pumpkin are sitting by the front door.

Halloween warm up three: the spooktacular

October 27, 2014
The Cross Creek Spooktacular is another pre-Halloween warm up

The Cross Creek Spooktacular on “the hill” gave us another chance to wear our Halloween costumes and prepare for the big night this Friday.

The balloon lady made me an Elsa magic septre for my costume.

The balloon lady made me a magic sceptre, just like Elsa’s, for my costume.

And Spidey gave his webs a much needed break going for a sword

And Spidey used his golden sword to catch the bad guys for a change, giving his webs a much needed break!

Face painting and dancing

There were crafts and face painting

Pumpkins and candy.

Pumpkins and candy.

Spooky poems and stories.  Four days 'til Halloween!

Spooky poems and stories.

Four more sleeps ’til Halloween! We’re sooooo excited!

Halloween warm up one

October 25, 2014
At last we were allowed to put on our Halloween costumes that have been in Mum's closet for weeks.

At last I was finally allowed to wear my Elsa Halloween costume that has been in a not-so-secret spot in Mum’s closet for weeks.

Rafa was having difficulty throwing webs whilst holding onto the spiderman suit tag in one hand and his mask in the other.

Rafa was having difficulty throwing webs even in his Spider-get-up because he didn’t want to let go of the spiderman suit tag and mask.

A quick trip to Target...

A quick trip to Target…

And then onto the Fall Festival in Cinco Ranch.

And then onto the Festival at our sister school in Cinco Ranch.

We threw hoops onto witches hats.

We threw hoops onto witches hats.

And pin the nose on the pumpkin.

And played pin the nose on the pumpkin.

With each game...

With each game…

We won cool prizes like bubbles, pencils and note books, pinwheels and balloons.

We won cool prizes like bubbles, pencils and note books, pinwheels and balloons.

A bit of a run around outside on the merry-go-round, playground and bounce house and Elsa and Spidey were pink cheeked and ready for water and a rest.

A bit of a run around outside on the merry-go-round, playground and bounce house and we were pink-cheeked and ready for water and a rest.