Bats, ghosts, witches and things that go bump in the night.

Halloween is over.  Yesterday I boxed up all of our decorations, and we said our goodbyes to Mr. Skeleton for another year.   I just love the month of October and all the fun it brings.  Sad to say goodbye to this one.

Yet again, it went by too fast and we didn’t do all the things we had hoped. Many spooky movies were not watch, but I have to focus on what we did do, and that was loads of fun.

Bill was able to be home early since it fell on a Friday, so he got to carve the pumpkin with the littles.

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Ewww… pumpkin guts.

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She got her hand in the mess too.

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This year the pumpkin took on a happy face.  Seriously cute.

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I made some cookies and black bean chili while they were carving the pumpkin.

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Bill and Quinn gave out candy with the help of that skinny dude.

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Mia and her friend were witches.  Seriously adorable witches.  They got themselves ready and did their own makeup, complete with witchy moles.

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They also decorated their brooms.

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Spooky bats hung from the trees…

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A silly ghost blew in the wind…

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and pumpkin lights hid in the bushes.

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A perfectly spooky evening and fun for everyone.

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(my photographer for the evening got in a selfie)

From our house to yours, we hope you had a fun, spooky and awesome Halloween.

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2 Responses to Bats, ghosts, witches and things that go bump in the night.

  1. Shannon says:

    I need you to come help decorate my house! 🙂 My boys would love it. The ghost, spiderwebs, pumpkin lights…
    My oldest was out of school 4 out of 5 days of Halloween week with the croup (luckily the day he attended was the day of the class party). The other two boys got croup as well and we had to ditch our normal plans of going trick or treating with their cousin and going to the great-grandparent’s house to protect their more fragile immune systems. We rallied the troops enough to hit a few streets and score some candy on Friday night.

    I’ve been thinking a lot about your advice to savor this time while they are young and I really am soaking in a lot of these moments. I wish I had more time to write about them…the good and bad.
    But can’t help but think…I may be able to do more of the cutesy fun stuff when they are a bit older and my time and energy isn’t used up just by keeping everyone alive and in clean underwear. 🙂

    • Jody says:

      Hi Shannon! You have 3 boys now!! That is awesome. It is hard when they are so small. It does get easier when the youngest is around 2-3. Try and take each day as it comes and remember not to wish it away. It is so easy to do that when the kids are little and it feels so hard (because it is hard!). Hang in there!! <3

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