While Lou was out of town I took the girls to the Fall Fest at the Methodist church. Kelsey did a bunch of crafts, they had free face painting, free popcorn, & free drinks. We waited in line for a while for the bounce house, but Kelsey got bored so we skipped out.
Lou found some templates of characters and let Kelsey pick what she wanted on the pumpkin. She chose Tinkerbell. For this we needed a tall pumpkin. With that in mind we went back to the Methodist church we go to every year to pick the perfect pumpkin.
We met up with friends in their neighborhood to trick or treat. But first we fed Kelsey and got the girls dressed. Well, one girl because Kayle wanted NOTHING to do with her peapod outfit. Kelsey was Tinkerbell. I bought green and purple toole and hot glued it to her crocs to make tinkerbell shoes. As we do every year we make sure to bring Kelsey by Ms Brenda & Mr. Lloyd's house. The always have a special treat that she can actually eat (they are such wonderful neighbors) As we were leaving our neighborhood (which is finally almost at full occupancy with no more foreclosures), we realized that next year we need to stay here. People were out in their driveways in chairs with tables and making an evening of it. Plus our neighborhood does a hayride as well.
We met up with friends, at Megan & Matt's, just as they were walking out the door. They really do have a great neighborhood for Trick-or-Treating. Kelsey had a lot of fun this year and Kaylee was a trooper. She was good at saying Trick or Treat and enjoyed getting candy, even though she knew she couldn't eat it. We played Trade-or-Treat and she got to trade all of her candy in for a special treat...we made gluten free/dairy free chocolate chip cookies. She did enjoy counting her candy and moving it from basket to basket.
The next day I was able to dress Kaylee in her costume. Kelsey wanted in on the fun as well.