Which I should have posted about LAST YEAR but, oops. So anyway, Ken and I went solo this year. A full on day with just the two of us while Chris and Renee and their 3 boys were sweet enough to keep our 5 occupied and out of trouble. It was a great day of shopping, snacking, walking and just being together and having fun. I have really moved away from costumes and into just a super comfortable but more revealing outfit. The only time beyond a swimsuit where I bare the midriff. So sit back and enjoy the pictures!
So this year we had FIVE homemade costumes… I don’t think we have ever had so many to make! Ken and I each had some part in an aspect of each costume. Be it crochet or sewing. I think they turned out rather well and all were done the day BEFORE Halloween!!!
Ken even made the staffs from the limbs of trees Baba cut down last month.
For our resident dinosaur I found a great pattern for a Triceratops hat thanks to Ida Rott HERE. And then Ken made the tail and the gloves with claws. (his overalls outfit thing and Trinity’s dress were lucky Goodwill finds as was Echo’s broom)
I, myself even gave dressing up a go and went as a gamer girl… Ken had to have a photograph… the shirt said Do Not Disturb I am Playing Video Games… I think he just wanted a visual record of the fact I was actually wearing jeans and socks. Men.
We did our yearly traditional trick or treat with the Novaks and then hang out after. This year we came early and had pizza. The kids had a blast and we came home with WAY TOO MUCH candy!
We did not do a full on Halloween unit this year… what with the printer being mean and refusing to allow the ink to last (we think there may be a leak… devastating for a homeschool family…) and the busy busy life we have had I simply did not have the time. However, we did do some great print outs from Activity Village HERE, and read some amazing books… oh and watched a couple films! So I will share that info below!
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- The Haunted History of Halloween (The History Channel) I have also included a link that has information all about Halloween thanks to the History Channel HERE
- Halloween by Natalie M. Rosinsky HERE
- Halloween by Mari C. Schuh HERE
- Halloween and the Day of the Dead Traditions Around the World by Joan Axelrod-Contrada HERE
- The Story of Halloween by Carol Greene HERE
- John Pig’s Halloween by Jan L. Waldron HERE
- Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson HERE
- Trick or Treat, It’s Halloween by Linda Lowery and Richard Keep HERE
- H is for Haunted House by Tanya Lee Stone HERE
- Skeleton Shake by Liz Conrad HERE
- Halloween Is… by Gail Gibbons HERE
Gavin chose to do a quick fact list on Mummies so he used to following two books for that: