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Happy Halloween!

I LOVE Halloween! (Along with Christmas, they are my favorite holidays – because I love decorating!)

This year, I bought a giant pumpkin so I thought I would get creative with carving. Instead of doing my regular, standard jack-o-lantern face, I searched pinterest for some fun ideas. What do you think of my finished project?

Blog Pumpkin

The glowing is just because of a candle lit inside

Also, I enjoyed dressing Baby Girl up. She’s a cheeseburger!

She put herself here after seeing the big kids do it. (At Santa's Village in NH during Halloween Day)

She put herself here after seeing the big kids do it. (At Santa’s Village in NH during Halloween Day)

I went with a theme and tormented the cat (Anne Geddes, I am not!)

Blog version

They didn't really want to participate in this photo. Also, Baby Girl INSISTED on laying with the cat instead of sitting with him.

They didn’t really want to participate in this photo. Also, Baby Girl INSISTED on laying with the cat instead of sitting with him.

Finally, did you hear about the new Teal Pumpkin Project? I wish I had learned about this earlier and shared it with everyone sooner, but here is an explanation from the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) group

Teal Pumpkin Text

I have the poster hanging on my house and will be giving out vampire teeth. (next year I’ll plan better and choose something that doesn’t go in the mouth… just in case!) And in case you’re wondering, teal is the designated color for food allergies. Check out the FARE Blog for more info.

Happy Halloween to all!

Happy Halloween 2013

Happy Halloween! I LOVE Halloween! It’s just a fun holiday! Plus, if it’s not “your thing,” you don’t have to participate, there’s no real pressure. My favorite part is the costumes! Home made, store-bought; funny, silly, scary, cute: whatever, I love it! 

This is our first Halloween in our new house so I don’t know how many trick-or-treaters we’ll see. In our last place, the most we saw in any one year during our 4 years was 5 kids and the least we saw was 1… ugh last year was depressing…. I hope we get a ton at our new place, but I have low hopes. There are a few 12 year olds on the street but that’s it. Also, we’re at the top of a large hill. I don’t know how many kids want to burn a lot of calories just to get chocolate…. But here’s hoping!

My office invites all of the staff’s kids to come in and trick-or-treat a few days before Halloween. They also set up a conference room as a photography studio and they take pictures of all of the kids. Since Baby Girl can’t eat candy yet (and I doubt anyone is handing out oatmeal…), I was pumped about the pictures!

Baby Girl was a dancing monkey:

Happy Monkey

But she was super hot and uncomfortable, so most of her photo shoot looked like this:

I'm probably a bad parent, but I think this picture is hilarious! (it wasn't a fun moment, but the picture is funny!)

I’m probably a bad parent, but I think this picture is hilarious! (it wasn’t a fun moment, but the picture is funny!)

Her costume lasted about a minute and a half. 😦 We took it off and the receptionist was nice enough to take a few pictures of Baby Girl in her skeleton outfit (it glows in the dark!). Yeah, always have a back up plan!

The dancing monkey costume may not have made it, but I figured I keep the tutu anyway...

The dancing monkey costume may not have made it, but I figured I’d keep the tutu anyway…

Happy Halloween!

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