Things that go bump in the night…

The boys, Sam in particular, love Halloween.  Personally I am less keen on the whole mass marketing, plastic tat thing but it is an excuse to let the creative juices flow and Halloween night itself is lovely locally, really nice community spirit and never any trouble.  Had a load of incredibly cute mini witches and pirates knock.

Crafting is a big deal in the run up to the holiday.  It’s incredibly popular on the website so need to throw ourselves into it for work.  Here’s some of this year’s offerings.

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Spiders
Making glow in the dark webs using up some of those loom bands
Making glow in the dark webs using up some of those loom bands
Half completed Halloween window.  Didn't get a picture after the webs went up.
Half completed Halloween window. Didn’t get a picture after the webs went up.

Then there are parties.  On the way to Cubs Halloween Party.

20141022_1Home ed wise we have been working on writing scary stories.

20141101_26Okay so handwriting still needs work and he appears to have forgotten all his punctuation but I normally am hard pushed to get more than 3 sentences from him in a piece of writing.  With descriptive writing being eyewateringly difficult. So one very happy mother with the work he’s been doing here.

We’ve been doing some reading too – although these are not so much spooky as just frankly weird.

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Then of course there was Halloween night itself.  Which unfortunately clashed with my Dad’s moving day so compromises had to be made on both sides.  I didn’t manage as much as I would have liked for the boys (they didn’t notice or care) and my Dad had to wait 3 hours for me to help him into his own flat – he got to do all the party washing up instead.

My creative skills do not extend to pumpkin carving.  Have no skill at all here.  This is the best one I've ever managed.
My creative skills do not extend to pumpkin carving. Have no skill at all here. This is the best one I’ve ever managed.

Boys made pizza faces and I made spiders.  Tesco’s arrived too late to actually bake so it was a quick assembly job.

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Party games involved finding ‘eyeballs’ in slime and chucking stick eyes at a target on my door.

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Then they went out Trick or Treating.

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Lesson learnt this year, it’s much easier to use decent facepaints than the cheap rubbish.  Halloween face came out much better then the Cubs party version.

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