So, although I have 6 weeks left until our baby girl arrives and I'm slowing down-- WAY DOWN-- I couldn't let October 1st go by without having our traditional fun! It's not as grand as I've done in the past, but I tried...
Patrick is out the door every school day by 5:40 am, so I got up with him (Dan did too- if you consider sleeping on the couch "up with him") and danced to Monster Mash and Ghostbusters while he stared at me like a was a mad woman! He did enjoy warm cinnamon rolls though, so he put up with me!
Now although it was 6:30 am, these 2 were definitely more festive than Patrick. They ate cereal and traded Halloween Silly Bandz and even enjoyed a verse or two of The Monster Mash!!!
Now heaven knows how much Dan and I detest making lunches, but I must admit I LOVE a theme lunch, so I prepared these the night before and had a blast decorating the food with fun Halloween stickers!
I'm not sure if you know this or not, but Jack Skellington visits our house ever September 30th, goes down our chimney and leaves our kids with fun Halloween goodies to open the next day! We are VERY fortunate!
Oh what a fun and tiring and festive day!!! We ended the night watching Westlake High School beat Oaks Christian in their first ever football game. While it would have been fun to be at the actual game, it was even more fun watching at home on TV in our jammies!
The church's annual Trunk or Treat... it's a tradition! The kids look forward to it every year and we love seeing all our friend's children all dress up in their cuteness!
This year my parents walked KK around to all the cars- proud as punch! They loved nothing more than showing off their little Elmo Vampire. Scarlet and Chandler always meet up with their friends and see how many times they car hit up each car. We drove Patrick there and we drove him home, but I don't think I ever saw him there once--- teenagers! I made sure to get a picture of him and I together for proof that he was actually with us!
After the kids got home from their school Halloween parties (yes, that's make up- not poor skin coloring!) we decided it was the perfect time to carve pumpkins! The kids each got their own medium sized ones to carve and Dan had the pleasure of carving our giant 50 pound one! Scarlet carved her's into a witch, Chandler's was a dead guy and Dan carved his into Jack Skellington. Patrick carved one earlier in the week at church and he carved his to look like the Pumpkin King from Nightmare before Christmas. I ran around taking pictures and collecting seeds to make my DELICIOUS French Onion Soup Mix pumpkin seeds. YUM!!! All in all--- a successful pumpkin carving was had!