In some ways I feel like I just finished a Halloween sprint. Between our packed fun day of Halloween fun, then (COLD) evening soccer games, pumpkin carving with friends, and finally Halloween itself! What a fun sprint, but I’m ready for a day to readjust.
David left last Wednesday for work travel, so the girls and I were solo and made the most of it with a slumber party (Kaitlyn’s request) and lots of Halloween movies. After his flight got cancelled, David ended up taking the red eye from Vegas on Saturday night to connect through Atlanta and finally get home to us around 11:00 AM on Halloween.
I know he’s tired but the man rallies so well, which I’m grateful for because it was such a beautiful day! We had a fire out back and the kids played outside until it was finally time to force them to eat chili so they wouldn’t go into sugar shock, then get on costumes!
True to tradition, the Barber, Kummerow, and Collins’ families came over for a night of trick or treating. It’s been neat to see the kids grow up over the years. When we started, they were mostly in strollers and now they run laps around us.
We were the weakest showing of the group; it’s hard to beat Alice and her Wonderland Crew and the Sanderson Sister and Thachary Binx, but the girls wanted to be witches and last minute decided I could also be a witch and David could be a “cool dude.” It was success in their eyes!
Our neighborhood really goes all out for Halloween and it’s pretty awesome. Neighbors gather in cul-de-sacs and at the edges of driveways, decked out hayrides pull some younger kids around, the decorations are elaborate; it really is such a fun night for young and old alike.
After covering a couple miles and with the kids’ pillow cases so full of candy they were struggling to carry them, we headed home for the great sorting and trading event, with a side of Braves’ World Series action, too.
The kids traded, ate a ton, and ran around like crazy people because us, their distracted parents, were too busy chatting and cheering on the Braves to care.
Today is about getting life back in order: we have some doctor appointments, need to swing by the grocery store (still tracking closely!), and will be packing away Halloween. I’m super tempted to to grab my new Christmas gnomes while I put up the Halloween box, but will try to hold off. No promises though.
How was your Halloween?!