Halloween sort of snuck up on me this year. Better yet- it didn't really sneak up on me. But I purposefully put it on the back burner this year. I did not stress over costumes, decor, crafts, treats, etc. A couple of months ago I ordered the girls' costumes online (after I let them pick them out themselves)....and they were pretty cheap. Which = Easy. Which = No extra work. Which = No make-up. Which = no fancy hair. Which = No special shoes. Which = A happy momma.
I'm really trying to be better about not spreading myself so thin. When I do...my patience is very thin (ok- virtually non-existent)....and things around the house just don't quite run as smoothly.
Yeh- I don't know why I feel like I need a 2 paragraph monologue. But moving on!
I'd say we all had a pretty happy halloween. We woke up...had breakfast...ran to the grocery store (where ALL 3 children behaved!)...came home...Nolan napped while Parker and I did school and Grace watched a movie on the iPad. :)
My sister and Payton brought lunch over....the girls played and played...and then we attempted caramel apple bites. They were a fail (the caramel slid right off) and I take complete blame because I didn't know what I was doing...but they were pretty good and I think the girls had an ok time.
Nolan was happy to sit and watch as the fun unraveled.
Ok so not the prettiest. But they tasted pretty darn good.
Onto Nolan's first Halloween.
Geoff's loves almost all comics. His favorite- Super Man.
When I was taking his picture he was just going on and on...talking and bouncing his arms around (Aunt Sis was nearby incase he toppled)...it was almost like he knew what I was doing. ;)
Then the girls in their costumes before we went trick-or-treating...
Little Mermaid, Princess Jasmine, and a Wink fairy (that I do not know her name)...
Nolan and Poppa
We only trick-or-treated for about 40 minutes or so....we got a little late start and then I think we were all pretty much done. The girls still got plenty of candy. I think the Candy Fairy may visit tonight. :)
Not pictured, but Nolan was just pushed around in the stroller and took a little nap while the girls went door to door. All in all- it was a pretty good day.
And I'm exhausted! :)