Happy November 1st! I am incredibly excited because we are now in my birthday month, but it is basically the official start of the holiday season. Starbucks has brought out their red cups, and I have already heard Christmas music. Normally I would be a grinch about it all until after November 11th, but this year I am welcoming it with opening arms, I think having two girls to celebrate the season with is making me want it to be as long as possible. Bring on the joy of the season!
First though, let me share about our third year out trick or treating.
The night before Halloween we decided to gut, and carve our pumpkins. Evie had requested to have Mickey and Minnie Mouse a long time ago. I came across one fun design where you turn a large pumpkin, and two small pumpkins into either one of the mice, so we went with Minnie. I was surprised at how easy it was to make. Carve Minnie’s face onto it, add a bow, and get your husband to stab wooden dowels through the side of the large pumpkin and into the smaller ones. It took all of maybe 15 minutes to do. The fact that these pumpkins made Evie extremely happy was all that mattered to me.
We headed over to my parent’s house to have dinner together, and then head out trick or treating. This year, with Evie being so imaginative I loved that she knew what she wanted to dress up as and that she kept asking daily if it was trick or treating time yet. She was so excited for it this year. We’d been worried that Halloween night was going to be a wet, rainy, and windy one. Thankfully the rain held off, we did have some wind which made it a bit cold out when we were walking around. We put extra layers on Evie, and put a polar fleece outfit on Addie and headed out.
Evie had the best time going around the complex, and Addie enjoy a nap for most of the time in the stroller. Evie had a wonderful time, she was most excited to get a apple juice box, and a little container of Playdough. The big highlight though was when we headed back to my parent’s house and she got to help hand out treat to the kids who came to their door. Hope you all had a fun Halloween too!