So in an attempt to make everything better, after I picked him up in the afternoon the first thing we did was to go to a "mini pumpkin patch." Special thanks to Market Street, a specialized grocery store around the corner from us who had lots of different kinds of pumpkins for us to see.
He finally decided on this one:
Then once we got home he painted his own pumpkin out of newspaper and a brown paper bag. This is an old simple Halloween craft that I remember doing way back when I was in elementary school. He had a ton of fun painting and creating his own pumpkin. We also made some super cute "ghost cookies" from an idea that I saw on this blog.
It is very simple! Dip a NutterButter cookie into white bark, then we used black icing for the eyes. He then insisted that they also needed a nose or mouth (which I guess he was probably right) so he added those on his own:
He thought they were D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S. and the perfect bedtime snack. (Aren't his new halloween pjs just the cutest?! I picked those up at Walmart today for only $6. He was SO excited about them!)
Since we still have plenty of this fall treat leftover from yesterday, I only melted one square of the bark. It was perfect for us, we were able to cover about 3 cookies...so no leftovers. Now we can save the rest of the ingredients for another gloomy day that needs some joy. =)