…or better known as Halloween or in my book, my child fiending for a fix.
This Halloween was a pretty good one compared to the last few years though it was cut short with my little one due to a schedule conflict. Anyways, a week before Halloween we were suppose to go to the pumpkin patch after the foam run we participated in. However, Evan decided that he had to have a pumpkin immediately so we grabbed one and a pattern book. When we got home we went through all of the designs and Evan decided on a pumpkin. Yes, confusing I know, but he wanted a pumpkin carved onto the pumpkin. Better?
So we set everything up and got all of our tools ready. I cut off the top to find out that Evan was not interested in touching the “pumpkin guts” as we were calling it. He thought it was gross but eventually we convinced him to give it a touch and it wasn’t so bad after that. From there I poked the holes for the outline then handed it over to David to do the actual work with I feed our hellian, I mean Durke our aussie, pumpkin which he seemed to enjoy. But then again, he will take absolutely anything you hand his way. Hand him a stick, he’ll make it disappear in under a minute.
Finally the pumpkin was all finished (and quite honestly it turned out cuter than I imagined) and we had to light it up because of course that’s the most exciting part to a 4 year old. We lit the pumpkin and was immediately told that it had to go outside so everyone could see it. Pumpkin un finito.
Now for Halloween day which started off amazingly. My two coworkers and I decided to dress up as the Sanderson Sisters for our company’s annual Halloween contest. (if you don’t know how they are, proceed to the nearest cliff and get a running start) Well when we got to work it turns out that another trio of coworkers did the same thing. LAME! But whatevs, we still looked badass compared to them quite honestly and we put a lot of effort into our costumes as well as the sweet performance we put on. No, I will not be including a link for that video. We ended up taking 3rd place after our “elder sisters” which we are pretty sure it was rigged but we still won money so who cares?
After work I headed over to meet David so we could head out trick or treating since we were limited on time. We got to the neighborhood and waited for it to darken a little more. Once it was decently dark we made our way around one and a half streets. May not seem like a lot but the amount of candy Evan received was so ridiculous that we had to stop. He was even complaining about how heavy his bag was so we decided that was definitely enough as well.
Once we gathered all of our things we headed toward grandma’s house so that Evan’s dad could take him out trick or treating as well. His dad was late as usual so we took a couple of pictures of his cute self before leaving. Evan may be extremely shy around people when he first meets them but believe me he is not a shy and definitely not a modest child after he knows you. You can see below him hamming it up and throwing up his Mario peace signs.