We started off our Halloween celebrations with our annual trip to Pa's Pumpkin Patch. The kids enjoyed a few rides and taking silly pictures. We ended the night at the Crab Pot across the street. There are dinners that are very memorable for different reasons, this dinner was memorable because the kids were so well behaved and happy. They were polite, ate all of their dinner and made us laugh. We had a beautiful table on the indoor patio and watched a gorgeous sunset over the ocean. It was a perfect dinner.
Halloween at preschool was a great day. Allison had a ball playing with all the big kids and Andrew truly believed he was Optimus Prime. Each kid had their 5 seconds of fame when they got to stand up on the little "stage" and tell their friends and the parents who they dressed up as for Halloween. When Andrew stood up there he said "I am Optimus Prime and I kill the bad guys!" I quickly said in my best mom voice "Andrew!" and he corrected himself and said, "I am Optimus Prime and I get the bad guys". What am I going to do with this kid, I have no idea where he learns this from!
Allison stood up on the "stage" when all the big kids were all done and showed off her costume while I took pictures. I can't believe I wore that super girl costume when I was a little girl! She looked so darn cute!
We spent a whole Saturday at this great pumpkin patch in Irvine. They had everything from a petting zoo, corn maze, carnival games, a hay ride and of course food. We had fun running around the corn maze. Andrew increased the level of excitement by acting lost and running frantically around trying to find our way to the center, and of course Allison was running right along with him. We took the hayride to another section of the farm and fed the farm animals and ourselves. We had a delicious barbecued corn on the cob and a shaved ice. It was a warm day and walking around pregnant was a bit of a challenge, but I managed.
Our Halloween fun continued as we carved pumpkins. Both kids were so into this project, I wasn't sure if it would hold their attention, but they could have done this all day. They loved to pull the seeds out and squish it between their fingers. Paul had a blast as well. He is such a great daddy and helped both of them along the way and was so patient. Our Jack O'lanterns turned out great!
Halloween night, we had a yummy dinner of Jack O'lantern quesaillas with Mike, Becky, Mitch and Jackie. To get in the spirit, we decided to dress up the baby by painted my tummy like a pumpkin. Andrew and Allison loved that their little sister joined in with all the fun. After a fun special dinner we all went Trick or Treating around the neighborhood. We went to too many houses and got too much candy. The kids had a blast running (literally) from house to house yelling trick-or-treat! A good time was had by all.