A couple of days ago, I took the kids to the library. They were having a mask decorating activity for children and my son really, really, really wanted to go. I must say, I love our little library. They always have such neat programs and activities for the kids, and the kids really enjoy them.
The kids got to pick from a multitude of mask designs, and then they could colour, paint, and/or glue some feathers and other ornaments on them.
They even got to make 2 each! It was an hour and a half well spent! And perfect to put us in the mood for Halloween!
This year, I also decided to dress up with the kids. I've never done that before, but this will also only their 3rd time trick-or-treating. So, of course, I had to be a fairy!
I had to work this morning (I do the babysitting at our local rec centre), so I wanted to be wearing something cozy AND be dressed up at the same time. I went with black and purple to match my wings. The head shot-self-portrait will have to do, since I don't have anyone to take a picture of myself. But I've since added swirly lines on both sides of my eyes ;)
Arianne wanted to be a witch this year. A pretty witch that is. That didn't surprise me ;)
They are both super excited for this evening! We are going to a friends house after I pick up Ashton from school. We'll be carving pumpkins with their kids, and trick-or-treating with them as well. The kids can't wait, and neither can I!
I'm sure those of you who know about my son's sensitivity to sugar and food coloring, you are wondering how we handle this holiday? What do we do with all the candy? Well, the kids get to keep the chips, and they trade all their candy for a small toy. It's that simple. It was surprisingly easy to convince them of doing that last year and they were still ok with it this year. I'm pretty sure they wouldn't even care if they didn't get a toy in return either. But even if they get a small toy, it beats the sugar rush and all the symptoms my poor little guy (and I), would have to endure for days or even weeks.
Well, that's all for now. We are leaving soon to go have our fun!
Hope you have a fun and safe Halloween!