We made pumpkin pie to celebrate our favorite book of the season, Big Pumpkin.
We decorated sugar cookies and went crazy with sprinkles.
We practiced dressing up! Spaghetti sauce makes a fabulous red color for a clown face!
We carved pumpkins, delivered from Nana and Papa's Pumpkin Patch!
Our primary had an activity on Saturday to sing to the elderly at a nearby assisted care facility. All week the kids looked forward to visiting "the grandmas and grandpas". The kids were to dress in their costumes and sing some primary songs to the residents while they enjoyed their lunch. On a holiday mainly focused on greed and ones' self, I thought this was such a special experience that allowed the kids to think of others and share their smiles and talents! The residents enjoyed hearing the voices and seeing the kids deliver a small treat to their table, so they could admire the costumes and say hello. I was proud of both kids who talked happily in the back seat on the way home that they had just "done service" and "made Jesus happy".
Yesterday after school, Boo said that they sat in a circle and passed around a little pumpkin and each got to tell one thing that they did last week. I asked Boo what she said, and she replied, "I told them that we all dressed up in costumes and I got to take one picture."
(Sigh)...well, it was a good picture!