Halloween countdown has begun in our home! We MIGHT do some early trick or treating tonight if I ever get their costumes finished. Nothing like waiting until the last minute! I’m pretty sad that this year is most likely the last time I can coordinate all three’s costumes. Our neighborhood is the BEST place to trick or treat. Everyone is so friendly and we don’t have busy streets to worry about. Also, the treats are not disappointing. We get everything from full-sized candy bars, bags of chips, pencils/toys. It’s crazy! I have a lot to live up to when it’s our turn to pass out candy!
It’s been a blast finding pieces for our daughter’s costume—she loves putting it together too! We only had to buy a few items for it and she can wear them again. Luckily the only crafting I had to do included a glue gun. (I am not crafty at all and I don’t even know how to thread a needle. It’s on my to do list before my next birthday!).
It’s hard getting the kids excited for Halloween without scaring the heck out of them! We played hide-and-seek in the dark and that lasted about five minutes after I jumped out at my two year old. Why is it so funny to see your kids get scared for .2 seconds? Probably so they cuddle with you right after! Of course we (me) carved pumpkins. I don’t like spending money if I think I can use something I already have so I made the mistake of using a butcher knife to carve. Apparently you’re supposed to use the knives that come in the carving kits (???) If you’re still debating, just buy the four dollar kit. Really. It’s not worth ruining your children’s pumpkin. You can’t even tell what I was trying to carve!
Books never fail to get our kids ready for holidays/life changes/school/etc. Here is a handful of Halloween and fall related books that we love every year. Extra points if they’re board books!
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Where’s Boo? – We call my grandma, Grandma Boo, so she picked this up for our daughter when she was little and it’s still one of our favorites!
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything—teaches your child rhythm and helps them recall lines from previous pages. Think of it as a spookier version of “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly”. It has a spooky vibe to it but not enough to scare your little ones. Super cute!
What’s in the Box?– flaps and pull out pages make this interactive book appealing to toddlers that don’t have the patience to sit through a whole book just listening!