Saturday, November 1, 2014

Celebrating Halloween 2014

We were so lucky that, despite his busy schedule, Casey was home for Halloween day.  Granted, he flew in the afternoon before and flew out early the morning after, but the kids and I were so happy to have him home to celebrate one of our favorite days of the year.

We started the day with a little party for the kids we go to school with, and it was a pretty good turn out!

There were games, crafts and food, and tons of fun and creative costumes.

I also put together a little scavenger hunt for the kids.

As part of the scavenger hunt, I gave the kids a list of items to find under the heading, "I MUSTACHE you to find..."  Well, our whole family got in on that action.

And our little mouse did wonderfully.  She was quiet, cute and calm the entire time.

After lunch and a much-needed nap, we did a little pumpkin carving.

It was the first time we've ever let the kids in on this action, and I think it's fair to say that they LOVED feeling the goopy, squishy pumpkin guts!

The decor this year required a few last minute touches.

We enjoyed our traditional Halloween dinner, and before long, it was time to set out.

Our kids absolutely adore Halloween, which is so much fun.  That spooky white ghost guy in our front yard?  They shook his hand, named him Fred and loved on him all month long.  Every day after dinner, they begged me to take a walk to see the Halloween lights in our neighborhood and we watched Toy Story of Terror,Curious George's Halloween and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown more times than I can possibly count.  While trick-or-treating, Logan had to stop each and every time to inspect the candy he was given, and was so cute and brave about walking from house to house.  They are at such a joyful, excitable and just plain fun age; I am grateful I get to experience these wonderful moments with them.  

Another awesome year down, and above all else, I am just so happy we were all together.   

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