Pumpkin Carving & Trick Or Treat

Happy Halloween! I know there are many people who don't celebrate Halloween and while I'm not thrilled about the idea of my girls knocking on peoples doors, Its something Emily has been so excited to do as all her friends at preschool have been talking about. With Isabelle being dairy free too it adds an extra worry to everything, luckily she is still at an age where she doesn't really notice if we take away things from her bucket or she has less. 

We started prepping for Halloween the night before, as I knew we would be far to busy on Halloween to carve our pumpkins - Halloween fell on a Wednesday this year and that is my busiest day of the week! As we are out for the most part of the day. The girls had lots of fun pulling out the pumpkin guts, Emily loved to tell us how slimy and smelly it was. It took a lot of convincing to get Isabelle to even touch it as she didn't like the look of it at all. 

Once they were all scooped out it was left to me to carve them just like every other year. The girls requested Minnie and Mickey Mouse this year, which I was more than happy to do. Although my middle size pumpkin was a little dodgy. It was literally green inside and rock hard - I don't think it was ripe enough before it was picked making it incredibly hard to carve. I managed to scrape off most of the design before giving up. My Minnie Mouse turned out perfectly though and the most important thing was both of the girls were really pleased with their pumpkins.

Isabelle was convinced that the pumpkins were actually balls. So much so that she wouldn't actually let me carve the smaller one, as soon as I took a knife to it, she got really upset. So I let the little one stay as it was. She enjoyed rolling it around the living room even though we did tell her a few times not to as I didn't want her to think that she could do that with one of the pumpkins that I had carved.

Once Sam was back from work, I got the girls dressed and ready to go. Emily decided that she wanted to be a witch for the second year in a row - I'm waiting for the day when she decides to be something different. She did look really cute though, I picked up her costume from the special buy isle in Aldi, it was a bargain at £4.99 and she absolutely adores it. It came with a matching hat, and she asked if I would make her a little wand to go with it as she didn't want a broomstick this year. 

Isabelle was a cute little pumpkin. She already had an orange pumpkin t-shirt, so I paired that with some black leggings and put a pumpkin costume on top. She looked absolutely adorable, She paired the costume with an Alice band, which had little pumpkins on the end. The Alice band frustrated her most of the night though as it kept falling off. 

The girls both had a little orange trick or treat bucket, which they were lucky enough to fill up with a bunch of goodies. It made me incredibly happy that some of our lovely friends went that extra mile to accommodate Isabelle and brought her special treats (which were dairy free). Isabelle loved walking around following Emily, whenever Emily got a little too far away Isabelle would shout at her 'Sissy, wait me'. Emily knocked on the door and Isabelle copied her but instead of saying 'trick or treat' it came out as 'chick treat'. I know that they both had the best time, and loved that this year their daddy was able to come along with them.

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