We have been practicing putting on the girls costumes for the last couple of days. The first few times they both started to cry and scream but last night the costumes went on without a hitch. We got everyone outside and then realized we did not have our candles lit in our pumpkins so while Ted was busy lighting candles, our neighbor Matt invented a new game called kick the pumpkin basket. The kids were laughing and really enjoying kicking their buckets.
Matt would throw them down the driveway and the kids would wait until their buckets came and start kicking them back to him. As you can see by Luke’s face, this is a game they could play for a long time.
Finally the pumpkins were lit and Ted could help wrangle the kids in for a picture.
Picture done and we were off to our first house. We had been told by Luke that our first house had to be John and Becki’s house across the street (told like a million times.)
The girls still have no clue what was going on, but as soon as a big thunk hit Quinn’s bucket, she knew…. she just got something good.
She actually started signing candy to us and we told her yes. She got even more excited. Jenna on the other hand did not catch on as quickly. While we were walking to the second house she actually threw a mini-temper tantrum because she realized she was going to have to walk. I know, I just said the dreadful W word that Jenna hates with a passion. After the 3rd or 4th house, Jenna caught on that she was getting candy but she still had to contemplate if getting candy was worth the walk.
She refused to look at the camera the whole night and she never did smile that much, but she got good at holding up her basket to get candy from anyone including other parents out walking with their kids. Maybe she will enjoy trick or treating more next year.
After we came home from church activities for the night, we finally got a few pictures of our pumpkins.
This is the pumpkin that Luke carved his name. He wanted to put his whole middle name but we settled on just the first letter, A. So here is Luke A. Not bad for a 5 year old.
Here is Ryan’s pumpkin. We were working on carving triangles and rectangles, nothing too fancy but he is only 3.
Here is a picture of most of the carved pumpkins, they were going all the way down the stairs so a few are not in the picture.