We've been getting ready for Halloween. The blocks may not have gotten put away but I guess Catherine did:
And performed some songs. I think I screwed up the instructions because these witches turned out far creepier than I'd expect for a preschool craft:
The clouds were ominous when we picked up Uncle Matt from the airport but he landed safe and sound and was greeted by two silly monsters. We didn't even let him get settled before we let Matthew lead him around the hay maze. Being comfortable with the whole maze concept from last week, Matthew tackled the big maze with wild abandon. Even when we hit a dead end.
When we finished the first time he darted to the little maze announcing: "I want to run. You chase me Uncle Matt" and Uncle's can't say no can they?
When we arrived home we found a box of goodies from Amma, including this awesome hat made by her good friend Debbie. Catherine loves it!
From left to right: Matthew, Heather, Matt, James and Catherine
We never made it back to carve the kiddos but we did take the delicious seeds out and have enjoyed them all week. Matthew is very proud of his pumpkins. This afternoon our neighbor came over to play. As we left her house she announced "I love my mama so much." Matthew added "I made a pumpkin and I love it. I show you."
After pumpkins we took a last minute trip to the museum to check out the new building/furniture exhibits. Catherine enjoyed helping Uncle Matt build:
And then we headed to the library. Uncle Matt has impeccable timing as this is the second time he's come to visit and the second time he's helped me set up or tear down the library meeting room. However, after I put him to work it was all fun making snack necklaces: