Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Parties

It has been a week of Halloween festivities for us. On Monday Evie had a party with the neighborhood preschool. 10+ 3 and 4 year olds in costume, hopped up on sugar? Fantastic!

They played some fun games, did a pumpkin craft, had little monster face pizzas for lunch and read "scary" Halloween stories.

I dressed Lila up in her costume too and stayed to help at the party. (I don't know that I was a whole lot of help, but it was fun to see all the preschoolers in their costumes.)

That night we had a family Halloween party at Brian's parent's house. They aren't going to be here for Halloween night so they wanted to see the kids in their costumes and celebrate with them before they left. I forgot to take my camera with me. I was scrambling to finish Jake's costume, and by the time we left the house I am lucky I remembered to take all three children with me.

Today was the costume parade and Halloween party at Jake's school. Brian went into work late so he could come watch the parade with us. Daddy and his two little witches!

Here is the only picture I could snag of Jake as he ran past. Can you tell what he is? (It's kind of tricky, because you can't see his tail in this shot.) He is a platypus. A secret agent platypus. Perry the Platypus!

If you haven't seen Phineas and Ferb you are probably confused. It's a cartoon on the Disney channel that Jake loves. Phineas and Ferb are brothers who make all kinds of crazy contraptions and plans. Perry is their pet platypus, but they don't know that he is actually a secret agent who battles the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz in each episode. It is really hilarious.

And this just made me laugh. It's not a convenient as a binkie, but I bet it will be a lot harder to lose!