Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween 2016!

Boys and girls of every age
Wouldn't you like to see something strange?
Come with us and you will see
This, our town of Halloween!

I can't believe we have made it through another calendar year and are right back at Halloween once again! Our kids are super excited for tonight, as usual. We had a packed weekend with various activities leading up to today. I feel like posts are going to be very out of order this week, but what can you do? Too much fun!
Evelyn and Grace are back to school after being out since last Wednesday. We have made it through Blueprint (hallelujah!) we visited a favorite local attraction, and we kept up with some traditions this weekend as well.

Last night, with every last ounce of energy we could muster, we finally carved into the family pumpkins for this year. I was very curious to see what Charlotte would think about digging into the slimy innards. She usually likes gross stuff, so I thought we might get one of her typical "EW!" responses as she squished through it. But...nope. Refused to touch it! And so did Reagan. In fact, I'm pretty sure Reagan held his nose most of the time. He is a very enthusiastic bystander, he just is not interested in participating in the least bit. Evelyn and Grace, however, were all about it!

This year we decided to express ourselves creatively through the one thing that is on all of our minds right now...Disney! So our pumpkins are the faces of Minnie Mouse and Jack Skellington. Or I mean, our best attempts, haha.

I had seen so many cute ideas for using little pumpkins for Minnie's ears, but we didn't have any little pumpkins. So we just slapped on a pair of our own ears.

As usual, they aren't perfection but I think they turned out quite swell. We had one little mishap with Jack's stitches and it looks like he has a snaggle tooth, but...adds character, right? Haha.

It's going to be very interesting trying to get Charlotte to sit still for holiday photos this year!

We set these guys on the front porch in anticipation of the festivities tonight!

My kids don't get out of school and off of the bus until 4:20, so our afternoon is going to be a little bit nuts today! It won't be long before we are donning costumes and getting ready for a night of fun! If you are friends with me on Facebook then you probably already know that our house got toilet papered over the weekend. :) It gave me a great opportunity to ask the neighbors that came to help us clean up what Halloween is like in our new neighborhood.

"Oh, it's absolutely crazy...."

Haha, I believe it. Based on our experience with the 4th of July and the fact that we have already experienced some mischief ourselves, I think we are in for one wild night! We were informed that we probably won't make it to all of the houses, but we're going to try and see how far we get. I have lots of picking up and some outside decorating to do this morning, so I'm going to get to it! I can't wait for tonight, and I can't wait to see some of your little ones all dressed up!

Happy Halloween!

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