Monday, October 8, 2012

Countdown to Halloween

Hey ya'll, hope everyone had a great weekend!  The weather here has been very cool and I am loving every minute of it.  Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year.  I just wanted to pop in for a minute tonight to tell you about a little fun activity that we are doing with sweet pea the month of October.  I got the idea from Amanda over at Dixie Delights.  Ya'll if you haven't read her blog before you are missing out, she is the most creative and fun mom that I have ever seen.  I totally would love to be one of her kids, because I know they must always have a blast.  The activity is making a list of fun things to do each day of October and counting down to Halloween.  Here is the list that I made:

Decorate for Halloween
Painting Fun
Pumpkin Patch
Halloween Stickers
Fall Festival
Trick or Treat at ZOO
Carve Pumpkin
Spooky Supper
Make Costume
Class Treat
Play Date
Nature Walk 
Family Movie
Pajama Day
Boo Breakfast
Spirit Day
Lunch with Daddy
Play Outside
Aunt Leah's Birthday
Pumpkin Pizza
Fall Pictures
Ghost S'mores
Make tent & read books
Princess Tea Party
OU vs. TX football

I copied a few of Amanda's ideas, but the rest I came up with on my own.  Here is the start to our list.

October 1: Decorate for Halloween
Sweet pea and I dug all the scarecrows out of the garage and sat them together on a bale of hay with some mums and pumpkins in the front yard.  She loves her scarecrow :) We also decorated inside but I haven't taken any pictures yet.

October 2: Painting Fun
I picked up this fun Mickey Mouse painting kit at the Dollar Tree, and it literally kept sweet pea occupied for like an hour.

October 3: Halloween Stickers
These Halloween stickers were purchased at Target from the dollar bin. I gave sweet pea some paper and let her go to town.

October 4: Bookstore
After school on Thursday we visited the local half price bookstore looking for some new Fall/Halloween movies or books, but were unsuccessful.  Instead I ended up finding some Winter books that will be for another project around Christmas.

October 5: Nature Walk
Sweet pea spends the day with her Nana and cousin Cooper on Fridays while I work, and they love to go on walks in the neighborhood.  This day sweet pea told me they found green, yellow, red and orange leaves. She was so proud!

October 6: Fall Festival
This was more of a neighborhood picnic than a festival, but sweet pea still enjoyed herself all the same.  Mom and I were in charge of games and face painting. We had basket toss, the tin can game, and face painting.  Everyone who played got a prize and sweet pea definitely raked  it in.

October 7: Boo Breakfast
Sunday morning I made pumpkin and ghost shaped pancakes along with brainy eggs and bacon.  Needless to say the monsters in my house gobbled up every bit of it!

Today marks the start to another week of fun, so I will be back soon to let you know what we have been up to.  Until then Happy Fall!

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