It’s the weekend before Halloween which means our children have once again dominated our social calendar. It’s filled with school events and kid costume parties. We are so grateful for this though. It is truly what we live for these days. Tonight, our friends invited us over for wine in skeleton glasses (they so get us) and a pre-party before the kids school event. Every year I say this, and every year I mean this, there is nothing more adorable than kids in costume.
Here are a few photos from our first Halloween party of 2016!
BTW, Colton has no clue (or doesn’t care) that this dog is about to lick his ear. Ha!
They are the best of friends. They have been in the SAME class since they were one-years-old.
I bought Ryan this “Iron Man” shirt only to be told that it’s actually “Flash” – whoever that is. I’ve got to work on my Superhero knowledge. Disney Princesses are more my thing.
What a great start to the weekend!
I just wanted to say Happy Halloween from our family to yours. I know y’all are having a blast because my Facebook and Instagram news feeds are blowing up with photos of kids in costumes – nothing better than that! We went to Kelsey’s school last night for a “Pumpkin Walk” and before we left, we snapped a few photos of our first Halloween as a party of five!
I put Nolan in a bat hat and a ‘peek a boo’ shirt. The coolest part? I had no idea this was a glow-in-the-dark onesie until the sun set and he started the glow.
“Everyone make a silly face!” Well, except you, Nolan, because you’re a baby. And you too, Colton, because you’re stuck inside of a mask. PS – Do you see me pushing the remote on my camera? I was too focused on holding Nolan and supporting Kelsey that I totally didn’t hide that well at all. Oopsy.
When Kelsey came home and said she wanted to be Maleficent for Halloween, I was shocked. I thought for sure she would want to be Elsa or something super girlie. Nope. She even said, “Mom, can you make a bird and put it on my shoulder?” She had this in her head and I’m so happy we were able to find a Maleficent kids costume to make it work. Aaaaand she’s never allowed to put on makeup again because she looks like she’s 16. I’m not ready for that.
Happy Halloween, friends!
I was at the Dollar Store last night looking for really cheap Halloween decorations. I found these white, plastic skeletons for … well, a dollar. I grabbed three. They looked as cheap as they were, so I touched them up with metallic gold spray paint and voila! Much better. Tip: Since the arms are bendable, you just need to get into the creases (note: see the white marks on its shoulder, I need to do another coat but it’s raining outside, so I’ll wait).
Sam – this post is for you, my fellow crafty friend.
We had a really interesting Halloween. Every year (every year!) someone gets sick. About two weeks ago, Ryan and I were folding laundry when I turned to him and said, “Isn’t it cool that no one has gotten sick in a while?” The minute those words left my lips, I knew I had just jinxed us. Fast forward to Halloween.
We had a great school parade – Colton’s class did their parade at 9am and Kelsey’s did theirs at 3pm (thanks school planning committee for that fun time difference), so this mom balanced three conference calls and 2 parades, and got the house ready to host a party for our family. The parade was adorable. Seriously, what is cuter than little kids in costume? After their school parades, I brought the kids home and we started getting ready to go trick-or-treating. About 10 minutes before we left the house, Colton started coughing. Like, really coughing. Croup-coughing. Dang it.
Colton got sick. So sick that his fever spiked to 100 degrees. I was ready to call it a night and stay in with him, when he perked up. He really wanted to go. So, we gave him some medicine and got his fever down, put him in pajamas, and then let him ride in a little red wagon while we went door-to-door with his sister and their cousins. It all worked out, and in fact, it was Colton who was the one with all the energy towards the end of the night. The kids got a ton of candy (thanks for the Almond Joys, Kels) and we got to watch them with such joy, go door to door and celebrate the season. It was another great Halloween on the books.
We took the kids (and their fangs) to the Pumpkin Patch the other night after school, we let them pick out pumpkins to carve. Little did we know, they would later abandon us about 3 seconds after we started carving pumpkins, leaving Ryan and I do finish the rest. Oh well, we sure had fun running around picking out the perfect pumpkins.
Colton tried to pick up every pumpkin and then carried them to this wheelbarrow he spotted at the front of the tent. Meanwhile, I was watching Kelsey like a hawk as she picked up her pumpkins. You see, last week our kitchen stool fell on her big toe – which lead to lots of bleeding, stitches and painful shots. The mommy in me could just picture her picking up a pumpkin and then dropping it on her toe (she didn’t) but that’s all I was focused on.
The crisp air, the fall colors … I love all of this excitement around the holidays because after today we are that much closer to Christmas! Happy Halloween, everyone. Be safe, eat lots of sugar, and enjoy the last day of October.
Pumpkin patch last year (here), and before that (here) and before that (here).
Kelsey and her cousin Connor are best friends. They are 6 months apart and treat each other like brother and sister. Last night, they both had a sleepover at their Papa’s house. They carved pumpkins, made cookies, read books and fought over who got what Lego. My father-in-law snapped these photos this morning. Love them!
Seeing Kelsey and her friends march around school in their costumes was the cutest thing I’ve seen in a long time. Here are some photos from Kelsey at the annual Halloween School Parade.
Doing some morning twirls before going to school.
We arrived at school without a tantrum and in full costume!
This is one of her best friends, Collin.
Boy does she love to boss around the boys.
I love everything about this photo.
Sitting with her other bff, Raegan.
Nanni made her beautiful bun!
All smiles! And all sugared up from the party.