The eerie scene in the genkan...
Kanade just came over to play but got a BIG fright! She just called out of the blue that morning and we said YES! Come over and play (tee hee hee).
Two little witches and Jasmine.
Kanade would not put on a costume, though we had loads to spare, and some very pretty ones too.
All the kids together in one frame, not exactly posing...it certainly is a challenge getting that many toddlers to sit still at once, especially when they were still feeling a little shy.
Amy and Lena, scary witches!
Erica doing god knows what with a stick and a slinky. Tommy the Pumpkin.
Snow White Sasha and Spiderman Hiro
Nao, and her costume. Never the twain did meet (that's her intrepid Dad under the Ladybu get-up)
Cupcakes! We had a cake-decorating session. Clockwise from left, an eyeball, a spider (No, not a witch), a witch (no, not a ghost) and a hand emerging from a grave in front. That was my favorite - the dirt is made out of chocolate icing and damp brown sugar!
Hiro getting into the green. All the kids decorating.
Amy and Lena are old hands at the cake decorating business. Sasha and Tommy skipped the cakes and icing and tucked straight into the lollies.
A rare photo of Nao and Erica NOT fighting. Nao took to the decorating business like a duck to water. I'm predicting she's going to be saying 'cake-ya-san ni naritai' at her kindy graduation. ("I want to have a cake shop"). Here are her masterpieces. She didn't mind that the icing fell off with the weight of the jelly beans, she just added more! Now that's my kind of cake!
We made spooky-face pies. Amy and Lena pose with their creations.
Left, Devil's eggs. To be skulled like shots. On the right, witch's broomsticks, made out of pasty, to use as dippers.
Left, a cauldron and brew (pumpkin and cheese fondue dip) and on the right, blood, pus and bogies for refreshments.