We started off our day at Alyssa’s preschool party. I volunteered to help out and was in charge of the fruit. I made some jack o lantern orange cups. I cut off the tops, scooped out the innards, carved the faces, then stuffed them with cut up apples, grapes, cantaloupe, and of course oranges.
Lunch, nap, dinner, then we got dressed for the big night!
Little Mermaid and Sebastian…
I love making their costumes every year! It allows me to be creative and give them costumes no one else has. My cheap side also comes out. I can’t justify paying 40 bucks for a thin cheaply made costume.
Including ping pong ball eyes and red hair spray to complete the looks.
Alyssa probably sprinted 2 miles tonight. All of the other children were in strollers by the end, but of course my energizer bunny finished strong.
When we get home, we go through all our candy, pick out the good stuff, then sit on the front porch and hand the rest back out. I pretty much only chocolate, and the chewy sugary stuff was handed back out. It’s a mix of being healthy and cheap. We don’t need 2 buckets of candy laying around the house and this way I don’t have to buy any either. It works out great. I think I am on like piece 10 of candy though. Candy is something I literally only eat at Halloween. I will eat dessert for sure, but candy just isn’t something we ever buy. My favorites I’ve eaten are Goobers, Baby Ruth, nestle crunch, peanut butter ball, peanut m and ms, and almond joy. Luckily this year all of her candy is bite sized. Not even fun sized, smaller still. There were 5 peanut m and ms in the package and the baby ruth was about a 1 inch square. Perfect so I can sample more. I was really hoping she would have gotten a Take 5 in all that mess, but no luck.