My Halloween weekend was extra long. I had two days off plus an extra hour thanks to daylight savings. I had Thursday all to myself so I watched TV and crocheted (perfection).
I found a pattern for a crocheted beanie on this lovely blog. I've made two so far and have another one on the hook. I'm new at following crochet patterns and very slow crocheting but this was simple and quick. And just look how cute...
And Friday I spent my morning at the little one above's school. They were having their annual "Story Book Parade" and miss Carlee dressed as Laura Ingalls.
She's praying that she'll win the costume contest...just kidding. She's just sitting quietly listening to the Halloween stories being read.
But she did win third place out of the the whole kindergarten class. Her prize was a free book from the book fair. She was absolutely beaming with pride. This one really loves to win (is that a good trait or a bad one?). But anyway, I thought she looked adorable. The dress and bonnet were made by my mom for me when I was little.
And when it was time to Trick-or-Treat, the kids couldn't have been more excited. I love how every year, even though they know what to expect, its like the very first year and their happiness and excitement just overflows. And its the same with every holiday. I remember that feeling so well but of course its disappeared with age. I am so thankful that I get to experience it again through my kids. Here is a snapshot of the trick-or-treating costumes.
The serious army man with his fluffy white kitty and his pretty pink poodle.