October has flown by so quickly. It's hard to believe that Halloween has come and gone and now it's time to start thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas. We have been celebrating Halloween all week but there were a few highlights! On Friday I was able to plan Hailey's school party and I was so excited all week about the activities that I had planned for. She had so much fun and I am glad that I was able to be there and be such a part of it. They are allowed to dress up still (which I think is unusual these days) so we dressed Hailey up as Snow White. That night we carved pumpkins and watched Charlie Brown's Halloween Show while we ate popcorn and candy corn.
I dressed up as a butterfly for Hailey's class...this is my friend Jill. She is amazing! Her family moved here from Arizona to go Law School at Regent University. They are so cute and so fun. Jill is so stylish and so creative. She is the perfect fit to the rest of the amazing women that live here in the Village.
The girls are listening to John's detailed instructions on how to carve a pumpkin correctly!
Saturday was a beautiful, warm day and perfect for Trick-or Treating. Before heading to our church's Trunk-or-Treat we went to one of our local shopping centers (who was celebrating Halloween) and let the kids go in and out of all of the stores and get candy and toys. They had so much fun! McDonald's was offering free hamburgers to children in costumes and that was the perfect dinner on an already unhealthy evening.
Here are my two little butterflies. This was not the original plan. I had been planning to make three little pigs (the kiddos) and John was going to be the brick house and I was going to be a wolf. I didn't start on this project early enough and decided to use what we had. The 2nd plan was for John to be the Zoo Keeper and Talon was the giraffe, I was a black panther, Isabella was a monkey, and Hailey was a butterfly. Isabella decided (at the last minute) that she also wanted to be a butterfly and I think she is a cute little bug! My mother-in-law made the girls these tutus for dress-up and they worked perfect for their costumes!
Isabella did not want her picture taken. She was focused on the candy that she was getting and so this is the best shot that I got of her.
My handsome Zoo Keeper! I didn't even get a picture of Talon in his costume. Lame I know! It was too hot so this is how he rode most of the evening.
Here's the stash! So much candy!! I think Hailey went around Trunk-or-Treat a few too many times! I do not like the taste of candy that has been mixed with other flavors of candy. Seriously...it makes a difference. So we fixed that!
The girls had a lot of fun helping sort the goods. MUCH BETTER!!!
On a daily basis I am a wife a mother a daughter and a friend. I love that I get to stay at home with our children and share with them the joys of life. I look forward to the quiet evenings of reading good books, scrapbooking, and watching movies with my husband. I have my own business which I am very proud of.