We did it.
We absolutely made the most of October.
Despite the fact that we’re having very weird weather and it never felt like October, we Octobered HARD.
Here’s a recap of our last few days of October. And don’t forget, I’m going to be in the kitchen tomorrow morning with Kathie Lee and Hoda on Today…so tune in during their 10:00 AM hour to see :).
Ashby got to wear a costume to school on Thursday. She selected her Tinkerbell costume from last year :). Miss Madeley wore her shirt…because she is fearfully and wonderfully made.
Bam. Yes. (These holiday mugs make me smile!)
Madeley was walking around doing something with her hair and I couldn’t quite figure it out…and then it hit me…she was trying to put a little rubber band she found in her hair like Ashby and Kensington do. So, I did it for her. And she LOVED it!
On Friday night, we ate dinner on our town square and then hit up our church’s Trunk or Treat nearby. My little skeleton and Mulan were so excited! (Both costumes from years past.)
(Pssssst: that’s that top again that I love!)
And Tinkerbell was back too.
Madeley went as a cute two year old :).
We love trunk or treat!
I was heading to bed and peeked at my littlest love asleep. It’s so cool that I have a baby at my house. She is just more than we ever could have imagined.
On Saturday night, we carved our jack-o-lanterns…in our Christmas pjs…because you know, that’s how we roll.
Sunday morning was extra special because it was our church’s Orphan Sunday. Once a year, our church dedicates its entire service to orphan awareness and orphan care. It was in this service six years ago when I felt the Lord truly call me to mother a child without one. How grateful I am that the Lord called me to this…and that he lead me to these two sweet girls. I am so blessed to be their mama.
Sunday night, we went to yet another Halloween party…because you know…the more, the merrier!
So many sweet friends were there too!
They were all waiting with anticipation as the very talented balloon guy made them things…
…like this awesome duck hat ;).
Madeley is always the life of the party. She loves to be out and about!
And then that lead us to Halloween night…
This year, we all decided to dress up. My kids thought this was AWESOME! Here we all are: Kylo Ren, Jasmine, a cop, Mulan and a criminal with Belle.
But…Samuel’s costume won best prize FOR SURE! Hahahahahaha! I laughed every time I looked at that sweet boy! We always love that Papa Jay and Lovie come over for Halloween along with Sean, Catherine and now, Samuel too. We ate dinner at my house before heading out to trick or treat with friends.
A cop, a criminal and a whole lot of kids!
A big group always meets at Andrea’s to trick or treat. She had her amazing punch again this year. It’s ALWAYS a hit!
Belle was a HUGE fan!
I just love looking out and seeing everyone. So much love here!
What a sweet crew of kiddos!
And I do believe the parents brought their a-game too!
I love where we live. It just felt like Halloween night when we were out trick-or-treating.
Sweet girl. She has two fragile arms right now, but a BIG smile on her face!
Even with his mustache worn off…he still made me laugh. That part!
And this made me laugh every time too! Bahahaha!
She loved her first Halloween :).
All the mamas.
And the dads too.
Every year, Andrew tells a spooky story. The kids eat it up!
And then, when it was over and we were all piled back in the car, my kids requested and we agreed…
…it was time to move on to the best season of them all ;).
That was Halloween 2016!