Mad Scientess Jane Expat (nanila) wrote,
Mad Scientess Jane Expat

Humuhumu’s Halloweeny Hullabaloo

Halloween is great. It is the thing that has always buoyed me up at least part way through November, aka the eleventh twelfth of a weariness. And now, because it falls very near my daughter’s birthday, it gets combined with her annual solar-orbit-completion celebrations, and is even better.

This year, we invited a few of her friends over and threw a party. We carved pumpkins, passed the parcel, ate cookies, played hide and seek, and of course, the all-time favourite: ran around the house screaming joyfully. Humuhumu showed everyone her new room and 90% of the toys in it. Keiki trailed around after the bigger children, eating M&Ms. It was brilliant.

Humuhumu in her Elsa (from Frozen) costume, flopped out on the living room floor. And this was *before* the party started!

The dining room table, laden with hollowed-out pumpkins, LED tea lights, party poppers, homemade cookies crafted by Humuhumu and Mummy, all manner of snacks and of course the birthday cake featuring Bing bunny. (I did not make the cake.)

Digging into the cake. My favourite thing about this photo is Keiki giving evols to the big boy behind him (Humuhumu’s bestie at nursery until he went to school this year). “Yeah, I don’t actually care that you’re twice my size, buddy, I’m getting a slice of cake first.”

Mummy and Humuhumu being silly-billies post-party.

Yesterday was the Halloween party at nursery. Humuhumu dug into the costume drawer and gleefully transformed into the witch, taking Telstar as her familiar (Meg & Mog).

As you can see, Keiki refused to wear a costume. I tried to put him in Humuhumu’s old astronaut and Gruffalo costumes, but he screamed and cried. So he went to nursery as "a small boy in an orange car t-shirt and dinosaur jumper", and he was very happy about that.

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Tags: child-rearing, happy, humuhumu, keiki, milestone, photo, picspam

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