Sunday, November 17, 2013

Halloween 2013

We had a blast on Halloween this year. The girls were so excited to dress up and eat candy. They wanted to be princesses this year, which was super easy for me. I found these adorable royal princess dresses at Cracker Barrel for $20, cheaper than most princess dress-up dresses from Walmart. I loved the fact that they were long sleeved and different than just Disney dresses. We decided that Emerson could be a royal knight. We've only done family costumes one year, but we will totally be doing them next year, because the girls kept asking what we were going to be and I know they would love us all dressed up...maybe as the Ingalls?!?

The day before Halloween we went to Kyle's work for their annual Family Halloween party. We love where Kyle works, they are always doing neat things for the kids, Kyle is able to work from home on Tuesday mornings, and they offer great benefits!

They had department decorating/costume competitions and it was so fun to walk through each area. They also had trick-or-treating, games, cotton candy, popcorn, and more games!
The morning of Halloween I took the kids to Ihop for free pancakes!
Then we came home and at our own little homeschool party. We guessed the number of candy corns, went bobbing for apples, played scarecrow toss, ate popcorn, listened to fun Halloween music, ate pumpkin shaped pasta, and watched Monsters Inc. Super fun day! I'm all about creating memories, traditions, and fun!
When Kyle got home we headed to the fields for the annual Fall Fest! Free snow cones, popcorn, cotton candy, bounce houses, candy, a petting zoo, pony rides, music and more!
Then we headed to our sweet friends house, the Cuchens, for supper, group trick-or-treating, and a viewing of The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. Poor Finley, about 10 minutes into trick-or-treating her tummy started hurting so she and Kyle went back to the Cuchens' house and rested, told stories, and Kyle played the piano for her. They ended up having a really fun time. But I hated we weren't together.


 We came home and put the kiddos to bed and Kyle and I snuck some of their candy while relaxing in front of the tv. Such a fun night!

And just for fun, a look back on our Halloweens....

2008: At our lifegroup Christmas party, 8 weeks along with Finley

2009: Our sweet flower Finley was almost 5 months old and we spent the night passing out candy

2010: Finley was a strawberry fairy and Rowynn (who was a month old) was a little monster. We went to our playgroup party and spent the night at home. That year was all about survival

2011: Our only year (so far) of family costumes. Kyle was the ring leader and lion tamer, I was a cotton candy vendor, Rowynn was cotton candy, and Finley was a clown. We went to a playgroup party, to the fields, out to dinner with the Sraders and trick-or-treating in our neighborhood.

2012: The girls were little red riding hood and Emerson (who was 4 weeks old) wore a skeleton onesie. Fun at the fields and trick-0r-treating.

2013: What fun we had!





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