The grandkids and our daughter visited last weekend and we had some Hallowe’en fun. The three kids will miss Hallowe’en here this year so we had our own Hallowe’en celebration.
The girls, Sylvie and Caitlin and I made cookies. They love to help with the baking and I enjoy the experience with them in spite of the extra mess.
After lunch, we carved pumpkins and even 17 month Owen participated in the fun, scooping out his little pumpkin.
He was thrilled to sit at the table with his sisters and do as they did. When his pumpkin was scooped out, Owen took the top off the pumpkin numerous times as he put the pumpkin stuffing back inside.
The girls were experts at pumpkins since they have worked at them for years now.
The three adults enjoyed the experience as much as the kids.
The girls designed the faces of their pumpkins and worked with their mother to cut them out.
Owen cried when it came time to carve his pumpkin but he enjoyed the finished product. He, his mother and sisters squeezed into our windowless bathroom to view the finished products with the tea lights in them.
We roasted the seeds, some with evo and salt, others in a mixture of sugar and cinnamon. We had them as snacks with cookies and hot chocolate. The sweet and salty mixture was yummy.
Then the kids dressed in their Hallowe’en costumes while I hid treats around the house.
The girls enjoyed searching for the treats and played for an hour hiding them for each other afterwards.
We also played board and card games which the girls love to do and we read to Owen, the touch and feel storybooks which he enjoys.
Tired children went home with their mother. Sylvie and Caitlin each sent a message later saying, “It was the best day ever.” It was pretty special for their grandparents too.
Happy Hallowe’en everyone.