Halloween this year was the best I’ve ever experienced. From being back in Florida surrounded by our family to seeing the joy of the holiday through AG’s eyes to celebrating Luke’s first holiday. It was such a meaningful day, one I’ll always remember.
I didn’t do much planning when it came to costumes this year. I knew Luke would still be itty bitty and I didn’t see anything small enough while at my many trips to Target this past month. Since that is the only place I really go these days, the plan was just to have him wear a pumpkin onesie. A few weeks back I picked up a princess dress for AG to wear (also from Target.) She’s into everything princess lately, so I knew it would be a hit. Unfortunately, her princess costume went missing. We searched the house hight and low, no luck. Thankfully I realized it last Tuesday and not the day of Halloween. Nana came to the rescue the night before after a last minute trip to the disney store. Love that woman so very much, she definitely saved the day!
After naps on Halloween, the kids and I headed to my parents. When we got there my mom had these out on the counter. AG squealed with excitement, she loves everything Mickey. She also had an Elsa doll waiting for her. Nana knows the way to hear heart…spoiled mini. On a side note, my mom gets the kids cards for every holiday. I save them all in a keepsake box. She is always so thoughtful.
After ordering pizza for dinner and spending some time with my brother and his girlfriend we got the kids dressed. AG was a trip. She loved her outfit but just wanted to play at Nana and Papa’s. Forget the pictures. So we used our best bribery and spent more time than I would like to admit, trying to capture memories from our first Halloween with two kids.
Mickey and Minnie- 2014
Just the beginning of their matching costumes….
Minnie Mouse. This set of pictures cracks me up. It’s her personality to a T. The ears came off after that last picture. She was D.O.N.E
Unfortunately, mama wasn’t done with the pictures. So we call continued to bribe her to get a few family pictures. I’m not going to lie, tears were shed. A mini fit was thrown. Then she pulled herself together and continued hamming it up. After pictures, we headed out for Trick or Treating.
We practiced saying Trick or Treat and knocking at Nana and Papa’s. She quickly got the hang of it and was ready to head out. We only took her to about 5 houses. My parents have lived in the same house for over 20 years so the neighbors enjoyed seeing the kids. After the few houses, we went back to Nana and Papa’s to hand out candy.
After some candy and a bath, AG had her first “for no reason” sleep over at Nana and Papa’s house. My mom offered to keep her this week so we could get some work done, me with the business and hubs around the house. We put her to bed and then headed back home with just one little.
Our first holiday with two littles couldn’t have been better. God is so good.
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