Now that I’m not in school any more, it was time to put the effort into Halloween that I’ve always wanted to. For the first time since I was pregnant with Brennan, we carved pumpkins! I gave Asher a small one and a sharpie with which to color it, but quickly realized that was asking for problems. He did color it a little though, as you might be able to see from the pictures. (His is the far left pumpkin). Brennan quite enjoyed helping scoop out the guts. He sort of drew a face (or rather, just colored the pumpkin) and said he wanted a jack-o-lantern face. Although I did the cutting, Brennan is quite proud of is pumpkin. Mine is the sunshine, and Brian’s is the fancy-schmancy Darth Vador.
Yesterday was a busy day. In the morning when Brennan asked what we were going to do that day, I started rattling all sorts of stuff off, then I stopped. I knew he’d keep asking me all day as he tried to remember, so I got a step ahead of him. I drew out our plans as little pictures on a piece of paper. Brennan absolutely loved it. Every half hour he would grab the paper and explain to Brian or I, pointing at the corresponding pictures, “First Asher will have a nap time, then we will go trick-or-treating at the stores [i.e. Downtown Corvallis], then we will visit Jodie, then we will come home and have a snack, then we will go to the birthday party, and then we’ll come home and go to bed!” Asher ended up napping until 5:00 (the time the birthday party started), but I managed to get those 3 main activities accomplished. They put their costumes on and we spent about 20 minutes downtown just hitting the stores on either side of one block, then we did a quick stop to visit Jodi and give her some Halloween decor Brennan made, and got the birthday party with plenty of time before the piñata and all. The kids had a GREAT time yesterday.