For all my planning ahead for the November and December holiday season, I feel like I really flew by the seat of my pants through October. The kids had wanted to “boo” people and we never got around to it. I had intended to go to the pumpkin patch, but our days filled up. On Monday, though, I took the girls to Josh’s Farmers Market where we picked out a couple good ones to carve.
Halloween 2023 Recap
After a few days of warm temperatures, Halloween itself brought a temperature drop and cloudy skies. Perfect for the day, honestly! It brought a cozy feel to the day and after a “scary” breakfast, we played Halloween music and carved our pumpkins in the driveway.
Then I made David’s Famous chili and kept it warm in the Instant Dutch Oven while I got a hair cut because it was the only day they could fit me in. The girls watched a final Halloween movie and then in the late afternoon we cleaned up the house and began to get ready for friends and trick-or-treating.
Our Halloween Costumes
This year H chose to be a police officer and David and I went with the layup, dressing all in black as the bandits she was trying to catch. K was all about Wednesday Addams. I don’t think I caught a picture of her smiling in costume all night until she took off her wig. Dedication!
Our neighborhood goes all out with the frightful fun and it always is a good night to catch up with neighbors while we watch the kids go from house to house, shrieking in delight from both the ghost decorations and the candy consumption.
The end of the night brought us back home, where the kids organized their stashes and traded for their favorites. It was a fun night and since I’m not 100% sure how many dress up trick or treating nights we have to come, I sure did enjoy this one.
Now, time to put up the Christmas tree!!!! I kid, I kid…. kind of 😉