Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Story Hour/CBES Trunk or Treat

My little Pumpkin Fairy! This year for Halloween Taryn was finally old enough to get the whole dress up thing and I really wanted to dress her up like a princess, but...............she had other ideas. She wanted to be a pumpkin. Really? Okay, I looked all around for a cute pumpkin costume, but to no avail. I have been trying all month to coax her into the whole princess costume theme, but she wasn't hearing it. Finally I found this costume. It even said on it "Pumpkin Fairy." Okay, I can compromise with this. Half pumpkin, half fairy. Works for me and it worked for the munchkin as well.She had to have picture with the scary man in her costume.

Wednesdays I take Taryn to the library for Toddler Story time with Miss Dyane. She is such a fun little lady and this week was dress up in your costume story time. Taryn enjoyed the little stories and the party afterwards, and then she was ready to get the pumpkin fairy costume off. Luckily I anticipated this to happen and brought other clothes.
On Thursday, Tyson's elementary school had their annual "Trunk or Treat". Each class had to decorate up a trunk with a "Literature Theme." Really? I can't use anything about Halloween? ARG!! So the other ladies, who are room moms with me, came up with the book Run Run As Fast As You Can, You Can't Catch Me I Am The Gingerbread Man. It was the first book that Mrs. Smith, their teacher, read to them at the beginning of the year. So we thought it was fitting to use for the trunk. We had the kids decorate gingerbread men. We were fortunate enough to team up with another Kindergarten class so we had TONS of gingerbread men. I thought it turned out really cute!
My little Vampire and Pumpkin Fairy. It took almost 30 minutes to get Tyson's makeup just the way he wanted it. (I am no make up artist. I can hardly do my own everyday make up). He wanted it to be just perfect. And then it was time to curl Taryn's hair, which never holds a curl for more than 2 minutes. Needless to say, we used lots of hair spray to make it stay.
The child Vampire.
Miss Pumpkin Fairy.
"I want to suck your blood."
Totally not paying any attention to the picture I was trying to take.
These were two of the mom's who helped hand out candy from the two classes.
The kids and I were able to Trunk or Treat at the front of the line because I was a worker at the deal. We went through and got lots and lots of candy, and then the kiddos had to stay in the car while I handed out candy for the rest of the night. (Vaughn was on call and unable to be there) They were troopers and didn't eat as much candy as I thought they would. However, they did consume some but not enough to have them bouncing off of the walls.
Kind of a bad picture of Mrs. Smith. (She turned as I took the picture) She was great to help out with my kids while I handed out candy and while we set up the trunk at the beginning. Tyson just loves her for a teacher and so do I. She is wonderful. The Trunk or Treat lasted till about 7:30 p.m and then it was a while before we could leave the parking lot, seeing as how we were all shoved into these tiny little spots and had to leave in domino style to get on to the road. The kids and I had McDonald's for dinner, which they totally loved and all became right with the world. Check off one more thing on the to do list this week, now it is on to spider making and Halloween cookies.


Daisie said...

OH my gosh your kids are too cute!! Love the "I want to suck your blood" picture!! hahaha!! And you guys did a great job on the trunk!!