This year for Halloween we did not do a family group costume, instead I let the girls pick whatever they wanted. This is what happens when you are pregnant and not feeling great, I pick my battles and what I have the energy for. Costumes this year was not one of them, lol. So Brock told me not to worry and he would handle it all. He ordered Violet a Ariel costume and she wanted one with a tail this time and Emerald wanted a Jasmine costume and she wanted one that showed her belly like how Jasmine wears it. He bought both costumes online (I think from China which took a month to get) when the costumes arrived neither of them fit, but thank goodness my mom and Brock sewed them and they ended up working out great. (I was very skeptical of the entire thing)
We started the morning off with spider pancakes (I usually try to have something fun and festive for breakfast it just adds to the excitement of the day) And yes I started them off with a super sweet breakfast, well the spiders were made out of blackberries.
Violet had a party at her Tiny Tot class and she was so excited to wear her costume and show her friends. It was really cute the class got to go trick-or-treating with the other staff offices in the building and the gym was decorated with a bunch of fun halloween decor.
Emerald had a costume parade at her school (same as last year) Emerald had to wear a shirt to cover her tummy for school so that the costume was appropriate for class. Brock came left work to come to this and so did the girls uncle and grandma, Em had a big crowd watching her in the parade.
After all the school activities we headed to Brock’s brothers house for dinner and trick-or-treating, this year the girls had a another kiddo, their cousin to go with them even if Tenley did not walk it was so much fun all of them together. I made a spider trifle all organic from a couple of boxed cake mixes and I was not a big fan, I have yet to find an organic mix that turns out well and taste good, if you know of one please drop me a comment. I also used an organic pudding mix again not so great its like there is not enough sweetness to them. Anyway, the trifle looked pretty lol. There was plenty to eat and I girls loved trick-or-treating and all of the candy they got. (I still have a bag of candy from halloween in the pantry that i should probably throw out)
This year I felt like most things I have been pretty low key about especially since I have just not had a bunch of energy growing a tiny human and all. Maybe next year we will go back to a family themed costume, you will just have to stick around and see.
We have had so much going on lately that I am just now writing about Halloween. I was going to skip it, but . . . Anyway, the morning started with pumpkin waffles from Trader Joes which makes for an easy breakfast since Emerald had school that day. In the past I “try” to do a fancy holiday breakfast but this year we were in a rush. Although I did make homemade whipped cream to put on the waffles and drizzeled chocolate syrup and what breakfast would be complete with out a glass of milk (we do raw organic)The girls loved it and that is all that matters they don’t really appreciate all the hard work that goes into anything over the top and I am gradually learning this and doing my best to put time into other things that matter more to them so with all that said after breakfast I let the girls get in their costumes.
Emerald picked Rapunzel which was amazing since she already has two of those costumes to choose from, but I ordered a wig for her because that is really why she wanted Rapunzel because she wanted the long princess hair. Next was Violet and she picked Snow-white which is her favorite princess right now and has been for a little while so we already had that costume too . . . how did my life get so easy no running around trying to find costumes and no arguing about what they wanted to wear I never thought that day would come.
After getting ready we walked Emerald to school. The girls and I had made salted caramel dip the night before for her teacher and teacher aid and we gave an apple with it. Then back to home to pack up and head to Violet’s Parent and Me class. Violet loved that she got to wear a costume all day and was so excited to have a party in her class she also gave the same gift to her teacher. Violet loved that another little girl in the class also was dressed in snowwhite and she decided that they were best friends for the day (that is what happens when you are two)
It was a busy day after her class we raced back home to meet up with Brock and his mom to walk over to Emerald’s school for the TK and Kindergarden costume parade which was so cute! There was around 100 little five year olds all dressed up for Halloween and they walked around following their teaches in a big circle around the court yard at school and it was the sweetest thing. Emerald’s wig was slidding off during the whole parade but she loved it. Once the parade was done we got to take pictures with the kiddos and then we had to leave Emerald at school for another hour and a half so the rest of us headed back home for lunch and Violet was so tired so she went down for a nap (which is way earlier than normal but again a long day) Brocks mom went back to the school to get Emerald. While she is gone I get a call from her she forgot her ID and the school does not release children to people they dont know and no ID. I at first was really annoyed that she forgot but why not add to a long day. . . a few minutes later I was laughing about it after I spoke to the teacher and they let Emerald leave with her, such is life. After Emerald got home I was busy getting ready for Brock’s family and a few friends to come over for dinner . We did a simple dinner of of shredded crockpot chicken because again I am trying to make my life a little easier and not put such high expectations on myself. After dinner it was trick-or-treating time!This picture of the girls kills me! They really did have a great time. Violet kept saying she just wants all the candy and she loved getting to go door to door and she would say “mockmock happy halloween” she was convinced that you had to say knock knock and not just actually knock on the door (crazy kid) and of course this little lady had to be ran back to the house to go potty in the middle of trick or treating. We only did a few blocks of houses beacause really they are five and two and how much candy do these kiddos need. (We still have a ton of candy especially because I only let them have one piece a day) Well once back at the house I promised Emerald a fire and hot coco, Violet did not make it thru that she wanted to go to bed (she is a sleepy little kid and will put herself to sleep if she is tired) It ened up being such a fun day a full day but fun! I love getting to do life with my little family.