If you scroll down towards the bottom, that is where I talk about these costumes I made - thanks for stopping by!
Pumpkins, leaves turning colors, football, getting out the sweaters, putting socks back on, pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks (hardly a fall tradition, but a sure sign of fall nonetheless), turning the heat back on and staying home a little more often. It comes as a welcome break from the fast-paced summer. It's time to relax and get cozy and spend more time at home. It's the bridge into the Christmas rush that I love, but is also fast-paced, so it's time to just soak-in Fall.
You guys know I love a holiday ~ So, we've been welcoming fall and doing all kinds of *fall* things.
Feeding the ducks at the park
|brother looks on|
Lily is obsessed with Spookaculars (what we would call Spooktaculars) this year, she wants to drive around and look at ghosts hanging in trees, orange lights on bushes and monsters that I would be scared of propped up in front lawns. And almost nightly she begs for a walk down the block to the scariest one. Daddy has taken her many nights this season. I hope she has this same passion for Christmas lights!
We took our annual trip the Pumpkin Farm, and instead of choosing the coldest day to take the kids to the pumpkin farm, it was the warmest, yes 80 degrees and hot! And while I hate being cold and freezing with the kids to get a pumpkin, something about sweating in the pumpkin patch didn't seem quite right either.
|Neither of them will look at the same time :)|
|Miles' first Halloween!|
|All our little Pumpkins|
Lily decided she wanted to run to all the ends of the patch, so daddy followed her (in his flip flops)
|That small orange person back there is Chris following running Lily|
|2:00 a.m. Liam's wings|
During the making of these costumes, I may have tried masks and hats on my sleeping children's faces and sat them up while sleeping to mark fabric for the wings, just sayin'.
My Little Owls
Boo at the Zoo was a little disappointing this year...no Hay Maze and the train ride wasn't much, but Lily loved the Spookacular at the Wolf Preserve.
|Spider Man Mason|
|I love the crazy eyes she draws|
Because I was off on a Thursday we ventured out to Halloween Storytime at Barnes & Noble and I was able to spend some time with a friend (always nice), and Lily hung out with Nolan, uh, I mean Optimus Prime (I think).
|Owl on the loose!|
|This chalk artist was awesome|
Finally time for some Trick-or-Treatin'
|I can never get that little brown owl to stand still|
Day 2 at Billie's House with chili, taco dip, chips n queso, cookies and cupcakes - umm!
|Cupcakes I made - I thought I was pretty awesome putting a bat ring in the center|
|Jack-o-Lantern Taco Dip|
|Mason, Lily & Michael|
So rainy and windy, we busted some umbrellas and I almost peed my pants, we laughed so hard.
So, we've had our share of pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin bread, way too much trick or treat candy and wore out our costumes ~ hope you did too!