When we started planning it I figured Max would go as a cowboy because he'd worn a cowboy costume to his friend Kate's birthday last week and I'm cheap like that... But then a couple of weeks before Halloween Max developed a love for all things Mickey Mouse. So much so that when we are out and about and people ask him his name he says 'I'm Mickey!', I tell them his name is actually Max and he says 'no, I'm Mickey!'. Adorable :)
On the morning of Halloween I finished off his Mickey costume and went to try it on him and he decided that under no circumstances would he be wearing it. There were lots of tears and dramatics (all from me - I blame the pregnancy hormones...), but eventually I managed to bribe him with enough chocolate to try it on. Once he saw himself in the mirror he was sold!
|(That last photo is him about to tell me off for taking too many photos. Got to love toddlers!!)|
Once Jenny finished work for the day she brought her adorable girls around and we got started with the Halloween fun.
|(Emily in costume number 2)|
|(true to form - Max lining up to take a swing at Emmy)|
We started with some yummy (and healthy) snacks and then made some fun crafts.
We were so impressed with Max and Emmy's (and Ava's, but that's a given because she's 7) ghost making skills. They barely needed our help at all to make these spooky little creations. I love that when given a choice the little ones choose smiley faces for their ghosts rather than scary faces. So sweet :).
Later on in the night we all made our own pizzas and started handing out treats. The trick or treaters were definitely the highlight for the kids. Each time we got a knock on the door they would go running down the hall, collecting their treat buckets on the way and then hold them out for the neighbour kids to help themselves. Emmy would keep dipping into the bucket trying to hand out more and more to each kid, Max would say 'help yourself' and Ava would have a little chat with each kid. They really are the sweetest :).
All in all it was such a fun night and the kids had heaps of fun. I'm looking forward to next year already!