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Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Hallowe’en ‘18

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.







20 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

What a great time you made of it.

DJan said...

Love those pretty pumpkins and adorable children. You are definitely blessed. :-)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That looks like so much fun Marie, Owen is such a cute dragon, my grandson was a dragon also 🐉 You are so lucky to have them close by ✨

William Kendall said...

It looks like they had fun!

Stewart M said...

The UK seems overrun with pumpkins at present - the whole halloween thing seems to have taken off here in a back way.

Sorry for the late reply, been on the road with work. - Cheers - Stewart M - Bath, UK

Celia said...

Wonderful times, such cuties. We have two "raibow" unicorns in our bunch this year. I didn't know there were rainbow unicorns. Live and learn :-)

Elephant's Child said...

That does look like a heap of fun.
Smiling at all the photos - and at Owen being 'tidy' with the pumpkin pulp. Thank you.

Linda d said...

Simply wonderful. I work very hard at enjoying life right where I am but it’s times like these that make me a little green with envy. Happy Halloween Marie.

Barbara said...

What a fun day. Love the idea of hiding the candy. I'll do that next year with the girls. Owen is a sweet heart.

bill burke said...

Family fun for everyone, the best of memories,
Happy Halloween Marie.

Andrea said...

Your grandchildren look so cute...memories forever at your house! Andrea

Goldendaze-Ginnie said...

I loved Owen trying to put the stuffing back in the pumpkin … makes sense to me. Adorable photos Marie.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, fun times carving the pumpkins. I remember those days with my son when he was young. Cute family and photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Debbie said...

WoW!!! what a fun time for them, making wonderful halloween memories!! we didn't carve pumpkins this year, we were so busy and that makes me sad!! they are 2 beautiful children!!

Rhodesia said...

Looks like they had fun. Happy weekend Diane

Silver in AZ said...

Oh my gosh, what a perfect day indeed! So happy for you!

Angela said...

Oh what a fun time!! They look so busy working on those pumpkins. These are great memories for the future. Our son who is now 30 years old told me yesterday that he had such a good time at Halloween.
Happy weekend for you and yours!

Danielle L Zecher said...

That sounds like the perfect way to celebrate Halloween, even if it is a little early. They look adorable in their costumes with their pumpkins.

jenny_o said...

Aww ... they are adorable and it sounds like such a wonderful day for all of you. Memories are made of this, as the song goes. What a lovely post!

Jenn said...

Great photos!! Looks like a fun Halloween!
I enjoyed Halloween has a kid with my family and now I get to enjoy it with my son.