We started the day with Emmie's Halloween party at school. I was helping with it so Ellie got to tag along and join in the fun! The kids all dressed up and went "trick or treating" around the school before heading back to the classroom to eat some yummy snacks.
I should have gotten a picture of Emmie with her teachers but didn't think about it until later. The woman off to the right with the orange pants is Mrs. Elizabeth and off to the left in the gray skirt is Mrs. Terri. They are fabulous teachers and they love all the children so much!
Emmie and her friend Mason. Mason and his little brother Parker used to be in My Gym class with Emmie and Ellie and Emmie was thrilled to have Mason in her class this year at school!
Ellie even go to join in the trick or treating. This is her with Pastor Ruth.
I had to take this picture because over on the left is Mrs. Dawn. She's the music teacher and while it took Emmie a few weeks to remember her classroom teachers' names, she remembered Mrs. Dawn after the first music class (they go once a week)! Emmie LOVES music!
Getting treats from Mrs. Sandy, the principal.
While we were out trick or treating we ran into Jackson's class. He was an adorable minion from Despicable Me.
Snack time! Ellie was thrilled that she got a seat at the table with the big kids!
The kids had cheese sticks, orange fruit cups, and rice krispies with jack-o-lantern faces on them.
These were the orange fruit cups I made. I LOVED how they turned out! They were actually a lot easier to "carve" than I anticipated. I cut the tops off, hollowed them out (I ended up with about half a pitcher of orange juice when all was said and done...yummm!), and then carved the faces. I filled them with oranges, pineapples, and cherries. My plan had been to use the orange pieces that I scooped out to refill the oranges but there was no way that was happening. I tried to figure out a way to get them out without making a big pulpy mess but was quite unsuccessful so if you're making these don't waste your time trying to carefully scoop out the insides!
After dinner we headed over to Jackson's house to trick or treat! The kids had SO much fun although little Belle was acting like quite the diva princess...she insisted on riding in her stroller the whole time and after about 6 or 7 houses she refused to get out of the stroller to go collect her candy...she had Paul do it for her. I think she was worn out from all the Halloween fun!
The Disney characters...Belle, Cinderella, and Jake.