|Costumes! Pumpkins! We are so fun and festive!|
At the very tail end of the weekend, I just wanted to pop in and quickly share a few photos from our Halloween celebration. In spite of a few setbacks like Espen suddenly getting sick, we had a fun holiday with just the four of us. Gwen discovered trick or treating in a big way this year, and Espen (who was a total trooper considering how crummy he felt at the beginning of the night) found that he might enjoy handing out candy even a little bit more than trick or treating at other people's houses. I broke the habit of a decade and actually dressed up (really, I bought a witch's hat at the last minute) a little bit at the request of Espen. He was a little disappointed that I didn't want to be a superhero mom, Spiderman or a bunny like he suggested, though. Maybe next year?
|Gwen is a garden fairy, hence the boots.|
Espen had his little heart set on being an astronaut, so we ordered him this dress-up set from Melissa and Doug. It only cost as much as the average halloween costume, but the quality is good enough that it will probably last for a couple of years in the dressing up box. It has already done a little double duty as a white power ranger costume, so it was money well spent. I feel like a dressing up box is a playroom must, and I like watching where their imaginations take these things. You never know what Gwen is going to be wearing when she comes out of the playroom (but chances are she'll be a superhero or a dragon)!
|These kids, I tell you what! I love being their mom.|
Now it is mysteriously already November and I am already a day behind on my goal to post every day for a month. Gwen's birthday is in two weeks, then we're hosting Thanksgiving, and then it will be Christmas before you know it! Yikes. I feel like I am about to step onto a merry-go-round in motion and before we know it, it will be a new year.
Take a deep breath and hold on tight!