Halloween Show ‘n Tell {Spin Cycle}

First of all, let me just say that I didn’t even think about giving a gift to my children’s teachers. But just look at this cute gift that I received from one of my students!

Isn’t it adorable?

My creativity came into play when I designed my easy bat costume for the girls. Everyone thought they were cats until they spread their “wings”, which annoyed them to no end!

Lily as a bat

I volunteered to be in charge of games for Lily’s classroom party, and instead of paying ten dollars for a similar pumpkin toss game at Target:

I made my own toss game out of a box I found in the basement, scrapbook paper and Mod Podge. (LOVE Mod Podge!) I made the bean bags from two old shirts I bought last year at Good Will to make my scarecrow costume.

The highlight of Halloween this year, however, wasn’t the costumes or the Halloween parties. Did you read my Spin Cycle last week? I thought someone was lurking in the tree above me and it turned out to be an old Halloween skeleton. When I took Lily and Emmy trick-or-treating, something alive was lurking in the tree.

Right after I stopped taking this video, the gorilla took off his mask to show the kids that he was just someone dressed up in a costume. (Emmy had crept up behind me and slipped her hand into mine when the gorilla came down from the tree!) A couple of kids had started crying, so he made it up to them by making balloon animals.

A trick AND a treat!

Hoping your Halloween was happy!

Second Blooming


It’s Halloween!


I’m so excited to be participating in Mama Kat’s new vlogging link-up! In my vlog today, I tell you about the Halloween costume I wore this year and the costumes I made for Lily and Emmy. Emmy even demonstrates her costume!

View video here.

The book I refer to in this video is The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything, by Linda Williams. It’s a great get-up-and-get-moving book to read with kids!

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

Wishing you a happy and safe Halloween!