I know I’m a couple of days late for a Halloween review, but I wanted to start the week, and November, off with something very important. Micro Preemie Mondays are always important, but in case you weren’t aware, November is Premature Birth Awareness Month. I will be reminding you of that pretty often! I want to thank everyone that came to the blog yesterday to read about Lucky Ball the Fighter. Lucky is still fighting strong in the NICU, so please continue to send good thoughts and prayers. We will make sure to check in with his Mom, Holly, very soon.
Now, back to my Halloween review. First, how was your Halloween weekend? Did you do anything fun? Dress-up? We had a rough start, but it turned into a great Halloween. We had a family workout, two parties, and Trick or Treat all planned for Saturday. Fun…yes. Too much fun….let’s find out. Here’s my Halloween review.
Everyone was up early and very excited about going to the “Party.” My twins associate the word “Party” with cake, so for them that’s the real celebration. Me and my husband wanted to get a workout in before all the fun began, so we headed to the gym. The kids even got to make Halloween crafts in the childcare, which was so cute.
After that, we headed home to get ready to party. This is where I learned a few lessons. These lessons should (and will) be used for future Halloween planning.
1. My Kids actually like wearing costumes (just like me!)
You know how some kids you have to force into wearing a costume or bribe them with candy to get them to wear the hat? Not my boys. They loved it. As I mentioned, we had a party to go to in the afternoon, but they wanted to get them on right away in the morning. I did have them wait because I didn’t want the novelty to wear off. Here are the twins “posing” for me as Spooky Spiders.
2. My Husband is pretty good at DIY costumes
I pretty much already knew this from his Charlie Brown costume he made a few years ago, but this one he pulled together in record time. Including a stop at Walgreen’s, I would say it only took about 30 minutes.
Don’t worry. I will get to his costume, but not before lesson #3.
3. When dressing your family in a theme, make it E-A-S-Y
I seriously thought I was being really creative, and that everyone would understand the connection between all of our costumes. I was WRONG. I had one person that actually knew who I was dressed as, and everyone else I had to explain our entire family. Here’s a picture, and you see if you can guess.
OK. That’s not a full shot of me or my husband, so here’s another.
Any guesses? It was all Spider related! My two spooky spiders, Spiderman, a Spider web, and the Black Widow (which is also a type of Spider) from The Avengers. No? OK. Next time, I’ll make it simpler.
4. It’s hard to drive in Costume
Luckily, both parties were in our neighborhood, but it was raining and cold, so we drove to the first one. Don’t worry. All children were strapped in by the time we started moving. And I’m still horrible at selfies.
5. Maybe only attend one party per day.
The first party we attended started at 1 pm. The twins still nap (on a good day) around 2 pm, so with all of the excitement and people around, they hit the wall. Whining, crying, tantruming, you name it. I left my husband and oldest, got them home, took off their costumes, and they were asleep within 2 minutes.
I was a little bummed to miss the party, but then I decided to lay down too. A nap for mom is never a bad thing.
When the twins woke up, we headed over to our neighbor’s house for the second party. Again, the start was a little rough because the twins had just woken up. Once they found a few toys and a few pieces of candy, all was right with the World. Then, they found out we were going door-to-door to get more candy, and I don’t even have the words to describe how happy they were.
Seriously. They haven’t let their treat buckets out of their site since. Luckily, they don’t know how to unwrap it. Unluckily, my bigger guy will just eat through the paper if I’m not watching.
Did you have a fun Halloween? How did your costume turn out? I want details and pictures!