We've been enjoying this Halloween season. I loved getting out to the pumpkin patch, playing in the corn maze, and creating pumpkin faces at Chick Fil-A. We printed out some leaves and colored them. We also made some chocolate covered pretzels and called them witches broom sticks.
This time last year I was getting into my morning sickness stage and couldn't bare the smells of the composting leaves (which I usually love)
It's hard to believe that Jude is already almost 4 months old. He is incredibly curious and amazingly eager to be a big kid. Just over night he has learned to grab things. Well, he's been grabbing things for a while, but now he aims and NEVER misses.
We waited in line at the pumpkin patch for 40 minutes to get our faces painted.
It was worth it though, the clown lady did a great job! Right before the girls were about to have their turn, the lady in front of us saw some people she knew and was letting their children cut in front of us in line.
I saw this as a test of strength for me because usually I would just let it go and complain about it later.
Nope, not this time.
Not after already waiting 35 minutes...so I confronted her. This was great, all I said was "It's not fair to my girls, but you go ahead and do what you think is right"...we ended up in our rightful place in line, but she wasn't nice about it.
So tonight we went "Trick or Treating". Dad, Mom, the girls and Jude. Kobe went with some friends and brought home 1/2 a pillow case full of booty.
We had: Lula as Taylor Swift...
Jude as Puppy no. 1
and Mia as puppy no.2
Lula...I couldn't wait to wash her face paint off. Even though her costume was really cute and turned out really good AND the makeup/facepaint was my idea, I don't like makeup on little girls...it just doesn't sit right with me...
...neither does the idea that my children will consume all this candy. Actually they won't. We struggle with this every year, but it will mostly be thrown away or consumed by someone other than my children.
I think a lot of people struggle with the absurd amounts of candy collected on Halloween, but parents are responsible for policing it.
I struggle with the "scary" stuff. I don't like it. We just stay away from it.
I also know that a lot of people struggle with the roots of Halloween, but to us...it's become a tradition of nothing more than innocent costumes, face paint, and candy.
"“The best way to drive out the devil, if he will not yield to texts of Scripture, is to jeer and flout him for he cannot bear scorn.”-Martin Luther