Happy Halloween, friends!!
We had a weekend full of adventure. We discovered that some of the local businesses were doing some activities on Friday evening. We put on what was ready for the costumes, and went to get some candy. The girls had so much fun. We even ran into Harper’s speech therapist and her family. I really like her and have heard a lot about her husband and kids, so it was fun to meet them and put faces to the names. Here are the girls dressed up. Can you tell what they are?
Harper is Skye from Paw Patrol. I couldn’t even find a pilot’s cap for her, so I just did pig tails for “puppy ears” and called it good. Chloe is a bunny (Tutu Lulu to be exact). The rabbit ears headband got lost. I made a new one for tomorrow, so don’t worry. haha! Addison is a witch. The cutest witch I have ever seen!!
We were delighted to discover that the first place we went had free hot dogs. Free dinner? Sign us up! haha!
The library also had an activity Friday night. It was SO crowded, and I was incredibly grateful to have arrived right before they opened the doors. It was a madhouse when we were leaving. The girls got to do some crafts and play lots of games, so they were thrilled.
Saturday, Scott helped some friends of ours move into their new house. They are moving out of the house that we will be moving into soon, so he got to scope it out some more. (J/K we aren’t that weird.) The girls and I took it easy. When Scott went up to the church to take care of some things, we all went and I played with the girls on the playground. We went home and had pizza and watched It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
Sunday was our usual church day. It was family Sunday, which means that the big girls sat in service with us. I was pleasantly surprised at how well behaved they were. Not perfect, but much better than I expected. Especially for having to sit in both services (same message, which can be boring for kids). I love hearing the same message twice because I always catch something that I may have missed the first time. We don’t have an evening service on Sundays, so we spent the evening carving and painting pumpkins. Addi gave hers a scar just like her scar. Chloe’s has glasses just like she does. I love the way their minds work.
I roasted the pumpkin seeds. I do it every year, and I usually ruin them every single time. This year, I tried out an Italian flavor blend. They are SO good. Addicting. I roasted the seeds on 350 for around 30 minutes. Our seeds were pretty big, so if you have smaller ones, you’ll want to do less time. I made some dairy free ones for Harper (coconut butter and nutritional yeast) and she scarfed them down.
Aside from Harper breaking out all over her arms and hands with hives for no reason and completely shattering my blender, it was a fantastic weekend! Things have been so hectic over the last month with Scott working and sick kids that we really haven’t done much. It was so nice to squeeze many of our “fall bucket list” items in. We did get our pumpkins from Walmart this year since we didn’t get to hit up a pumpkin patch. Next year though.
I hope that you all have a safe and happy Halloween today!! What are you and your kids dressing up as? Let me know in the comments!!