Monday, November 3, 2014

A New Halloween from the Former Halloween Grinch

I can’t apologize for blowing up everyone’s Instagram feed this weekend.  I just can’t; we had too much fun!  Unfollow me if you’re tired of the pictures; I promise I wont be offended.  I have decided though, in order for me to get anything posted, I have to forego my perfectionistic tendencies: no more editing of photos and posts with lots of verbiage- instead upload the photos and go with it.  I’m still learning how to accept my new normal; have patience with me please.

I think it is true what they say, that when you celebrate the holidays with a child you get a new set of eyes.  I am not a fan of Halloween.  In fact, The Mr. calls me the Halloween Grinch.  Maybe it’s because my eyes are set ahead to Thanksgiving and Christmas or maybe it’s because I just don’t like scary stuff.  Whatever the reason, this year I got to celebrate Halloween for what felt like the first time, and with Dutch my excitement was indescribable.  I can only imagine what I’m going to be like this year for Christmas.  The ideas I have going through my head already keep me giddy!
Last week, Dutch had something festive to wear everyday and every night.
DSC_0144DSC_0154DSC_0173On Halloween, there was a fall carnival at Dutch’s school and he went as a skeleton.  He loved looking through all of the treats he got in his goodie bag (rattles, balls, a book, a duck, and a whale).DSC_0178DSC_0185Mama & daddy had fun playing with him and his glow in-the-dark costume in the garage.
We're clearly all still children at heart; we like it that way :-)
DSC_0188For trick-or-treating, Dutch went as a Ninja Turtle. 
His costume was complete with a cape and everything!
I dug through a trunk of our old Halloween costumes for some cat accessories.  I can assure you the last time I wore these cat ears I definitely wasn’t looking so mom-ish.DSC_0196DSC_0203We had so much fun at our dear neighbor’s house for a block party.  There were literally thousands of children that came by! I am NOT exaggerating! Pounds & pounds of candy were given away until it all ran out.  Thanks T&J for hosting!DSC_0217DSC_0222On Saturday, we still dressed up in costume. 
What else do you do when you have more costumes and Halloween is over?!?
We kept the festivities going all weekend of course :-)DSC_0239DSC_0242
We had a great festive weekend, but now it’s time to gear up for the next holiday.
How was your Halloween?
What are you planning to do for Thanksgiving with your family?
xoxo Darby


Jessica said...

I used to hate Halloween too! Once I got too old for it, it seemed pointless and just in the way of Christmas. But now, having Lydia, I was SO excited to put her in her costume! She went trick-or-treating for the first time this year and I was so excited for it! It is so fun reliving that excitement through them, and to see them having fun and getting excited. I love it!

StephTheBookworm said...

I love all of the Halloween outfits and costumes! I can't wait to celebrate Halloween with my little guy next year too... although I will say, I've always loved Halloween. I'm glad you were able to enjoy it more this year!

Joy said...

I love all of his outfits and costumes!!! So cute Dutch!!

Kellyn Fleming said...

Yay! I love them all! Of course he looks adorable in whatever he wears but the costumes are just so much fun! Glad you guys had so much fun!!!

Emily said...

Super cute and fun times!!
It's my second favorite holiday. Fun dressing up!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

So cute..i missed the glow in the dark costume on IG!

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

He is such a gem! And holy smokes, lady! Look at all those costume changes! You'd think he was in a one-man Broadway production. ;)

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