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Halloween: 2016

“Give me something good to eat. If you don’t, I don’t care, I’ll pull down your underwear.” Please tell me you used to say that as a kid too:P Our Halloween was pretty low-key. We started with a fun festive breakfast.

We stayed home most of the day because it was rainy. We did make it out to Menard’s to get some stuff for a few projects we are working on. Whenever we go there Brylee has to check out the Halloween aisle. She will be bitterly disappointed when she realizes she has to wait a whole year to see any more fun  Halloween decorations in stores.

After we returned home, I put Brylee down for a nap because late nights with tired kids is no fun. While she was napping, Dustin and I had some of the apple crisp that I made the night before and caught up on some Netflix shows.

When Brylee woke up from her nap, I started supper. I wanted to do something easy because we were all just to excited to start trick or treating. I made some spaghetti with butternut squash pasta I found at Trader Joe’s (and apparently that was the food of choice because about 5 other moms I follow on Instagram made the same thing!!) Brylee loved it because it looked like little pumpkins.

After supper it was time to get ready for Trick-or-Treating. Brylee originally wanted to be Alvin (and for Dustin and I to be Simon and Theodore) but after looking at costumes at Wal-Mart she decided to be a magical butterfly (totally fine by me). It stopped raining just in time to go Trick-or-Treating, so we headed out for some obligatory photos in front of the garage door.

Before we moved to MN, we lived in a new house, in a brand new development that had A LOT of younger kids in it. I think we would maybe get about 20-30 kids max (we would always have candy left over). We would maybe see 15 other families (usually just one parent) out Trick-or-Treating while we went down our street. Last night we noticed there were a lot more families actually out trick or treating where we live now. Both sets of parents were out with their kids, stopping and talking with other neighbors they saw. It was magical. I kept mentioning to Dustin, that it almost felt like a movie, you know when the kids are running back and forth across the streets to different houses with out a care in the world! The other thing we noticed was that A LOT of the houses just had a light on and a bucket of candy on the porch. Honestly we never experienced that in our old neighborhood, someone always answered the door. At first I was almost upset, like if you are going to go through the effort why not just answer the door, but this morning it dawned on me that all of those families were out with their kids trick or treating (or they were watching the Vikings game #haha). They got to experience it together as a family. Isn’t that what holidays are all about anyway? Family memories.

After Brylee filled her bucket full of candy, she decided she was tired and ready to go home. I think she was just eyeing all that candy! I figured she would be thirsty when we got home so she had some juice with a brain ice-cube.

As much as I love Halloween and all the fun festive things, we all know November 1st this can officially happen!

Don’t worry though, we haven’t forgotten about you Thanksgiving (especially Dustin since it’s his Birthday!)

Also check back tomorrow for a fun giveaway!

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