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Humuhumu’s Halloweeny Hullabaloo [20161101|09:49]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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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.

This entry was originally posted at http://nanila.dreamwidth.org/1051015.html. The titration count is at comment count unavailable.0 pKa.

From: cmcmck
2016-11-01 11:45 (UTC)
Love that one of you two with yer tongues out! :o)

Nice to see a little girl in blue, not pink! :oD
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-11-01 14:53 (UTC)
Heh, me too. I expect to get a lot of mileage out of pulling faces in the coming years. :)

"Frozen" is actually pretty good for an almost total absence of pink in a Disney film about princesses...!
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[User Picture]From: bryangb
2016-11-01 15:53 (UTC)
It's Squeaky-girl's favourite film too, but we still can't persuade her away from her favourite violent-pink dress. Sigh.

When you look at Disney princesses in total, there's hardly any that wear pink.
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[User Picture]From: owlfish
2016-11-01 13:00 (UTC)
I feel a little creepy using the just-appeared heart symbol on your post. I mean, it reflects the gist of my enthusiasm for your children looking delightful in costumes. But still. There's now a reaction button on LJ.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-11-01 14:57 (UTC)
Oh! Thanks for letting me know that it's there. It does feel strange, after being confined to the comment box for so many years, to simply be able to click a "like" on LJ. But I suppose it may help keep the place alive a little longer...!
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[User Picture]From: bryangb
2016-11-01 15:51 (UTC)
I feel left out now as I don't (yet) have a Like button.
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[User Picture]From: nimoloth
2016-11-02 16:30 (UTC)

Ah, but too much like FB - removes people's motivation to write a reply, so if anything it will reduce LJs appeal and difference. It's supposed to be long format blogging.

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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2016-11-04 13:46 (UTC)
Totes a legit costume. :D
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-11-04 14:36 (UTC)
Yep. And one which I suspect shall be getting a lot of re-use. :D
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