We love the tradition of our Halloween party at Grandma Sloothaak's house. She plans the most fun activities for the kids, and it gives us a chance to put them in their costumes more than once!
We headed there this afternoon, all decked out as the cutest shark and ballerina in town. These kids were ready to party the day away, and waited anxiously for everyone to arrive so that the fun and games could begin!
Of course, I tried to get a quick picture of just Trey and Rowan right away. I didn't know how long their costumes would last. (They actually kept them on the whole time, although the shark head and tutu didn't make it through the whole party.)
A group shot of all the cousins before we started playing games. Love these kids!
The first thing we did was decorate pumpkins.
The kids used buttons and yarn to make the most adorable little pumpkin faces! Any guess what color Rowan is looking for? Purple, of course! She wanted a pumpkin face made of only purple buttons.
Trey worked hard on his face too. Grandma helped with this one!
Proud of his masterpiece!
Rowan wanted a sad purple face. It got the name Purplicious (perfect because Rowan loves those books....but she calls the book Purple Delicious). I love how her green eyes really shine in this photo!
She chose not to do hair, but instead wanted a crown made of purple buttons!
After pumpkin decorating, we found the boys taking a little break to watch some of the Michigan game. The way they were sitting in that chair together made us giggle!
Next, we headed downstairs to play some games. The first game was "Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin". All of Trey's noses ended up in the pumpkin's mouth.
Rowan didn't get too close to the mark either!
They both got to choose a prize anyway. Grandmas are wonderful like that.
Then they played a pumpkin balancing game. This one took great concentration and patience! Trey got three pumpkins to the basket in one minute.
He chose fun football pencils as his prize.
Rowan had her own method -- she held the pumpkin all the way to the basket.
So many choices!
There was also a "Bucket Bonanza" game. That one is always a hit and was Trey's favorite! They played it twice!
Lastly, we headed upstairs to decorate pumpkin cookies.
Of course we had to eat some when we were done.
After the glue had dried on the pumpkins, we gathered all the kids for a picture. Cute pumpkins, but cuter kids!
It was such a fun afternoon, and this little ballerina was completely pooped!
Thanks, Grandma, for such a FUN party!