I know everyone is already moving on to Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I’m just not there, yet.
This year, for Halloween, we did it up! I love Halloween and really wanted to have a Halloween party. Since Josh was working on Halloween, we did it the weekend before and I *may* have gone a little Pinterest crazy.
Found these candy knives at the grocery store and couldn’t resist.
Hay bales around the fire pit with s’mores.
Nolan took one look at the “body” and used it as a race track for his Hot Wheels. LOL
This guy was “cute” according to Nolan.
And I was “pretty.” I’m a little worried about him. 😉
Pretzels with marshmallows, covered in white chocolate. Not as easy to make as one might think.
Someone couldn’t keep their dinner down.
Our little “graveyard.”
Toilet paper/Paper towel rolls with LED tealights in them for creeeepy eyes outside.
What a blast! Now I have to top it next year. ha.
On the Friday before Halloween we carved our pumpkin. I can’t remember the last time I bothered to make a real effort. This was so easy! I’m glad I went for something a little more fun this year.
That night after Josh went to work, Nolan insisted on wearing his costume around the house while we watched Hocus Pocus. I got lucky this year because the only thing I needed to buy was tape. We already had the rain coat, rain boots, black pants, firefighter shirt, and firefighter hat. Josh and I made the hose and backpack out of soda bottles and a car heater hose.
Halloween day was pretty much the best ever. I suppose it was the combination of it being on a Saturday and Nolan’s age. I propose a national movement to make Halloween always on a Saturday.
We went to Town Center for a trick or treat event. It was PACKED! There were long lines for everything. I think he maybe got 6 pieces of candy. After we stood in line for a caricature (free), I was pretty much done.
After nap time we went over to Ken’s house so Josh could trick or treat with us before he went to work. We brought Ken a pumpkin so his wife, Julie, could have her first Jack O’ Lantern (she moved here from Switzerland, and the Philippines before that back in the Spring).
We trick or treated for about and hour and a half. I am REALLY glad we brought the wagon. Nolan pretended it was a fire truck and would make siren noises as I walked. He also insisted I address him as “Firefighter.” “Say, ‘Please come here, FIREMAN!.'”
From there we went to an “after party” at a friend’s house and headed home close to 10pm. I transferred Nolan to his bed and then hit the hay myself. Another successful Halloween in the books.