Halloween is one of those holidays that kind of takes over your life when your a parent. Lauren had no less than 8 activities last week in which she had to be dressed up and where she consumed more sugar than she had pretty much the whole rest of the year. I made a really conscious choice to be a good Halloween mom this year… something I haven’t really ever been. I made cookies, muffins, bought good candy, made soup for dinner last night so when everyone came home from trick or treating there was a warm dinner waiting for them. I felt accomplished dang it! We also went out to the pumpkin patch last week. Lauren had a great time running around, going on hay rides, feeding goats, running through the corn maze, the haunted barn and the slides. Of course we also picked out a pumpkin for carving and putting on our porch. While she did all this I hung out with sleeping Ben… the cutest sleeping baby ever. 🙂
See… CUTEST. SLEEPING. BABY. EVER!! There was lots of wacky stuff around the pumpkin patch and some REALLY beautiful sunflowers too. I loved it.
All in all, a great time was had by all! And last night was pretty great too. Lauren dressed up as Ariel from “The Little Mermaid” because she has a deep and never-ending love of all things princess. Benny dressed up as a puppy, and according to his daddy he slept for 80% of the trick-or-treating adventure around our neighborhood.
This is Lauren’s “SPOOOOOOKY” face…
This is Lauren with her “best friends” from next door. Apparently, I am hilarious to the preschool set.
And finally, here are LJ and Benny all dressed up together. Can I tell you that this picture brought back semi-tramatizing memories of when I worked in the Kiddie Kandids in Orem, Utah for three years of my college career. For three Halloweens I took pictures of toddlers holding infants dressed up in costumes that made it nearly impossible for a toddler to hold an infant. Any I made MY OWN CHILDREN do the SAME THING on my front porch! So, to all the mothers I rolled my eyes at when I was 20 I give you my deepest, most heart felt apologies… I get it now.
We hope you all had a happy and safe Halloween!
Did you take those pictures at Dave’s pumpkin patch in West Sac?!