Halloween 2015

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.

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Found these candy knives at the grocery store and couldn’t resist.

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Hay bales around the fire pit with s’mores.

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Nolan took one look at the “body” and used it as a race track for his Hot Wheels. LOL

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This guy was “cute” according to Nolan.

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And I was “pretty.” I’m a little worried about him. 😉

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Pretzels with marshmallows, covered in white chocolate. Not as easy to make as one might think.

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Spider eggs.

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Someone couldn’t keep their dinner down.

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Our little “graveyard.”

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Toilet paper/Paper towel rolls with LED tealights in them for creeeepy eyes outside.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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!.'”

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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.