For Halloween night the kids costumes of course had to have a theme. Since Henry is obsessed with fire trucks, he was a Fire Chief and Evelyn was his trusty dalmatian puppy. It was the perfect duo for the ages (almost 3.5 and 9.5 months). Just like in years past, I always take our “formal” costume pictures the day or two before Halloween. The day of is so chaotic and you run the risk of not getting good photos or having your child spill candle wax all over his costume (like last year). On Friday we visited our local fire department to get a few pictures. They were so nice and accommodating and let Henry check out all the ladders, sit in the drivers seat, turn on the sirens, etc.
The past six weeks it has rained probably 4 times a week here in Atlanta. Luckily the rain held out on Halloween so I’m not complaining. The weather on Saturday was perfect. Nice and chilly in the morning and it warmed up a little by the time we headed out trick or treating. We are finally at the age where we can take Henry to different actives and he can really understand and participate in what’s going on. There were three different trick or treats this year starting with trunk or treat at the Johns Creek Police Department. Henry chose to be Captain America and I chose a flamingo costume for Evelyn. When I saw it for $20 at Target I could not pass it up. We had some pink Gap tights already which matched perfectly. The officers, staff and firemen at Trunk or Treat were so nice to all the kids and Henry had a blast seeing all the police men. He is obsessed with taking his sister to jail when she does something he thinks is bad 🙂
Saturday morning was trick or treating at the Avalon and Henry wore his Captain America costume again. A friend of mine had the best idea of twinning with our baby girls and I am shocked I was able to put together our matching costumes within two days. I borrowed a Mandy Tangerine Baby Turban from a friend, and found the rest of the costume at Target (leggings, cami and perfectly matching sweater just like mine, also from Target). I completed the look with mommy and me Starbucks cups.
Every year we always have a mini Halloween party at our house before we head out to trick or treat. We had plenty of cookies, cupcakes and candy to last us for days. For dinner we chose a build your own nacho and taco bar which was super easy. We prepped, chopped and cooked everything at nap time and put in the crock pots/serving dishes just before friends came over. It was a super easy and I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like Mexican food.
This marks four years now where we’ve spent Halloween with our sweet friends. I love our little tradition and seeing the kids grow.
Now that November is basically booked up with Momsgiving, Play group Friendsgiving, a concert, family pics and of course actual Thanksgiving with family in town I feel that this month is going to fly by and Christmas will be here before we know it!