Our family was hit HARD by a nasty germ and it knocked us out for over half the month of October. I felt like I had been asleep in a bad dream and then when I woke up I realized it was the last week of October, and we hadn't carved pumpkins, gone to the pumpkin patch, done any Halloween crafts..... NOTHING!!!! I almost panicked a little bit, but we knocked it all out a little at a time. I ran to Michaels and found some cute cheap crafts for the kids to do. I normally do something a little more home-made, but I was in a pinch and grateful for something for them to do festive.