It’s blog or die here. Honestly, if I can’t get into the habit of writing consistently, then this thing is going to disappear. I appreciate all of the support from friends and family to write, so here it is…
Anyone who knows us probably knows that Halloween is huge around here. It’s even bigger than Christmas. We’ve made a haunted gingerbread house, painted pumpkins, built a graveyard, decorated every inch of our home with spider-webs and other creepy crawlies, visited the pumpkin patch, braved the haunted hayride, baked, drawn, and counted down the days. Kade waits for this all year. It is his holiday, and he makes the most of every moment.
Liv loves it too, but the sickness that has plagued our house for over two weeks has deflated her Halloween balloon. She has had to miss out on our usual Halloween-week nightly events and she won’t be at her preschool party today, so she’s not feeling the love. I’m sensing that things should turn around when we head to Kade’s party this afternoon…fingers crossed.
Here we are at the quintessential harvest happening…Patterson’s Fruit Farm. Place just oozes Fall. Love it.
I was so excited to see what my M.F.A bound son would paint…ended up with four dots and a heart. Kid is an enigma.
Guess who took the next two photos? I never claimed to be a photographer, but what the hell is coating my lens.
Not sure if I would eat these. The kids pretty much did it all by themselves from start to finish, which included lots of finger licking, sneezing and coughing. Yum.
Liv was the most adorable Dorothy (her current favorite movie) at our first candy-crawl on Sunday, but her ruby slippers gave her some nasty blisters and she refuses to put the costume back on. The “price of fashion” lesson learned at age 3. Sigh.
Kade’s vampire costume made a reappearance (kid has about 6 or 7 costumes to choose from). The classics are always in style. Today he’ll be donning the skeleton. Tomorrow…who knows.
Halloween Weekend has officially started… Tonight, we attack the pumpkins. Tomorrow, we head to class at the art museum, a Halloween birthday party and trick or treat at night. Happy Haunting!