Friday, November 8, 2013

halloween 2013

fall is amazing in washington. i absolutely love watching the leaves change color and getting into the harvest spirit. fall in so cal, for me growing up, involved more of our everyday sunny weather and picking out a pumpkin from the grocery store or a corner lot that popped up for one month each year with hay bales scattered around to give it an "autumn" feel. definitely nothing as authentic as this.

we've made it a family tradition every year we've lived in washington to go to jubilee farm to pick out our pumpkins, and we were all looking forward to doing it again this year. especially now that jack sort of gets the whole holiday thing. ;) we rode the hay wagon out to the patch, got our pumpkins, rinsed them off at the farm and watched the festivities. on the way home, b took us all to get hot chocolate and then we watched football all afternoon. it was the perfect fall day.

huddy was a total champ and didn't make a peep, just hung out in his baby bjorn and licked his sweatshirt the whole time. haha. 

pumpkin CARVING, on the other hand, was not so much of a win. jack was grossed out by the pumpkin guts and preferred to watch b carve instead. i put this collage on instagram and it still cracks me up every time i see it. haha. 

jack declared months ago that he wanted to be a pirate for halloween, which was fine by me since that's what he was last year and i already had the costume. ;) i wanted hudson to be a little parrot to go along with captain jack, so i whipped up his semi-homemade costume the day of our first party with a bunch of felt and a red onesie.

by the time the actual halloween rolled around, we were exhausted. there are so many holiday activities once you have kids! there was a ward party the night before halloween, a preschool party the morning of, trick-or-treating at microsoft and then the ACTUAL trick-or-treating that night after dinner.

the preschool party:

this one cracks me up. argh!:

visiting dad at work (please note the giant xbox one countdown in the back -- that launch has consumed b's every waking hour for MONTHS now):

i made a cute little halloween dinner (thanks pinterest!) and while we were eating, jack announced he was done being a pirate and wanted to be a dinosaur instead. so, we pulled the dinosaur cape out of our dress-up box and he was a dinosaur for the last round of trick-or-treating. gotta roll with the punches when you have a three-year-old.

we live on a somewhat isolated cul-de-sac with very few kids, so we knocked on the doors of about four nearby houses and then went home. i think it was the perfect speed for jack since he was tuckered out by that time anyway. then we put the boys to bed, ate some of jack's hard-earned candy and watched hocus pocus. ;) such a fun halloween!

1 comment:

Jen said...

Holidays can be so crazy with kids! Its so funny how these 3 year old get tuckered out after a few houses when you think they could go forever. Rose was done waaaay before Caroline.