It's that time again. When the leaves blow around and gather in the far corner of the deck, hiding behind the grill. (You know, the grill which has yet to be put away because by putting it away we are surrendering to winter.) The time when we have to allow for 3 and a half more minutes in the morning for coat-zipping and mitten-searching. The time when our dog's potty breaks outside reduce from 15 minutes to 2 minutes because she's not a fan of the temperature change. The time when you can go to the store and buy a fake spider to hang in the window, Pilgrim and Native American placemats, and kitchen towels with embroidered jingle bells and sleighs -- all within 3 aisles. (Seriously, can we just get through one holiday at a time?!)
And how could I forget? The time when you find yourself sneaking into your child's Halloween bucket, devouring several treats they got at their school party that you hope they won't notice are missing, and wonder why you didn't wait to join the gym until after the holidays.
The kiddos picked out their Halloween costumes this year... after Carter's Birthday Party, it's no surprise that this Sunday we'll be having a space ranger roaming the streets. And Rylee -- well, she started out wanting to be a "Princess" but the costume she liked had wings. Therefore, "Fairy" came into play and suddenly we were a "Fairy Princess." (Sounds good to me.)
(Carter is, indeed, wearing official Buzz Lightyear space boots. And if you happen to have a little one desiring such boots, go buy a pair of rain boots, a roll of white duct tape, and a bottle of lime green paint. They are pretty cool if I do say so myself, and I'm considering starting an Esty shop online.)
So, we're excited for school parties, bite-sized Snickers bars, silly Halloween games, spider rings, Tootsie Rolls, glow sticks, Trick-or-Treating,
and weighing in at the gym.
(If you want to stroll down Halloween Lane with our family, here's what Halloween from years past have looked like!)
Have a great Halloween weekend!