Thursday, November 1, 2007

Happy Halloween

We've been having lots of fun here. Last week was the Homeschool Nature Class Halloween party. The kids had to dress up as something from nature. Mikro was a monarch butterfly, and he's so into butterflies at the moment, he refuses to wear his traditional NASCAR driver costume tomorrow, even though I got him a Dale Earnhardt Jr. suit this year.

He's worn his butterfly getup to our trips to the Great Pumpkin Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor, and his Gramma got to see him in it on Saturday when she accompanied us to see the pumpkins.

Sunday we went to Philipsburgh Manor to see their Legends event. They have storytellers in costume reading the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and after that you can see the Headless Horseman riding by.

There are also witches at a cauldron, pirates singing, ghostly ballerinas, spooky scarecrows and bonfires. Mikro was really too young to fully appreciate this event, and I think we'll proably pass on a return trip till he's 8 or 9 years old or so.

But the Pumpkin Blaze is just his speed. We asked him which pumpkins were his favorites. The answer? The rotting ones! Which makes a bit more sense when you know we've been reading books about the lifecycle of the pumpkin, one of which details the rotting pumpkin part.

These are some of Mikro's favorite pumpkin and Halloween books:

Pumpkin Jack
Pumpkin Circle
Mousekin's Golden House
Pumpkin Pumpkin
Skeleton Hiccups
Dem Bones
The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything

And in the linky love category, go check these out:

Hallowen post with great links & cylon pumpkin at Geek Dad
Skull A Day Blog
Very Cool!

Have a happy halloween, everyone!

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