Halloween was so fun this year!! Beckett has been telling me for weeks what his plan was: “knock door, tick teat, candy”. It pretty much went just like that. He did such a good job! He walked the entire night and didn’t let anyone help carry his candy bag (learning young). He just dragged it along behind him when it got too heavy. He had such a great time and we all had a blast watching him. I also have to add that Lucy is an AMAZING big sister. She was so patient with his little legs! Helping him up and down stairs and encouraging him to say thank you and Happy Halloween. This was a night that I’ll remember for many, many years.
I realized last night that Halloween was only 2 nights away and we hadn’t carved our pumpkins yet. When one of my older daughters (who shall remain nameless) asked what was up for the night I told her that we were planning on turning on Halloween music and carving pumpkins. She rolled her eyes and said, “yeah, not really feeling it.” Ha! Gotta love teenagers. I told her that it was fine and she didn’t have to participate if she didn’t want to. I actually didn’t expect any of the older girls to want to do it this year. But, I’m a sucker for family traditions and I want to make sure that Lucy and Beckett get everything out of their childhood that the older girls got.
Lucy was sick yesterday and spent the morning on the couch watching home movies. It made me realize how important these traditions are because time is flying by so quick. It’s great to know that the traditions we started in our old house with three little girls are things we still do today.
By the time we put the newspaper on the kitchen table and put the Monster Mash on the stereo all five of my kids were gathered around our kitchen table. I have to admit that I LOVE the fact that my kids (and husband) are also suckers for family traditions.
We had another fun Halloween this year! Jon worked from home yesterday. He took me to pick up my glasses and we ended up buying new furniture for the library. Here’s Jon in his new favorite chair:
We ended up having a house full of kids all day. I made some Halloween cupcakes for everyone, it was great! Megan’s friend, Kelsey, came trick or treating with us:
I came home from the bus stop this morning and packed up all of my Halloween decorations. I’m sure this was Megan’s last year trick or treating, probably even Chloe’s. It took a lot of convincing to get her to dress up this year. Kinda sad.
I already put out my Thanksgiving decorations today. I’m about to get started on our thankful tree. I have so much to be thankful for this year.