We started the day off with some pumpkin carving. I was so glad we did this, as the kids were SO proud of their Jack o' Lantern.
Evie wasn't quite as interested in the actual carving as Charlie was, but she was thrilled with the extra chunks of pumpkin. Apparently I need to add more pumpkin to her diet!
I was so glad to have an expert carver (my Mom) with us this year. Made it go much faster, which I think is the most important part of pumpkin carving with a 2-year-old and a 1-year-old. :)
Showing off their Jack o' Lantern...
...and their latest favorite activity: fighting over food!
The finished product!
Here's my little fireman, all dressed up for his evening. Charlie was so proud of his costume, but took it very seriously. He cried when he thought we weren't going to let him wear his jacket (silly us, thinking he needed a shirt under it :), and got very upset about his lack of fireman boots. I think I'm going to have to step up my costume game next year!
Here's the fireman with Evie, his "dalmatian dog."
She hates the hat, but isn't it adorable?
I just loved seeing that little tail wagging around the neighborhood. :)
Daddy made it home just in time for trick or treating. Yay!
We encountered a real fire when we started out on our trick or treating...
...Charlie looked very nervous around the fire. I think he thought we thought he was a real fireman and would make him put it out. I think he was regretting the "real" look of his costume at this point. :)
The little dalmatian enjoyed herself too!
What a fun, happy evening. There is nothing more fun than experiencing holidays through kids' eyes. Brings back so many good memories!