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Halloween 2018

11.01.2018


Another Halloween is in the books! While I did really enjoy the holiday this year, I have to admit that I had all of the Halloween decorations down and away by 9:15am November 1. I'm not sure if it's because completing Halloween means we're one step closer to welcoming our new baby or if it's just because I was tired of the decorations or if I'm ready to move on to Thanksgiving and Christmas, both holidays I enjoy even more than Halloween.

At any rate here is a little Halloween recap. This year was a three costume year for Reagan. We started our festivities with Trunk-r-Treat with Jordan's parents' ward, and costume #1 was Belle (again, she was Belle last year). I dressed up as an avocado, and Jordan as a bowler (although I don't have any pictures of his costume :(  ) The girls had a great time and collected way more candy than they need.



Next up, is not necessarily Halloween related but Fall none the less. Last Sunday night we went up American Fork Canyon and made tinfoil dinners with my parents. The foliage was fantastic. It was beautiful and breathtaking. Our tinfoil dinners were tasty but the dutch oven peach cobbler we had for dessert was the best part. We brought a few boxes of sparklers we've had laying around since the 4th of July and the girls had fun waving them around once it got dark.



For family night on Monday we had a little Halloween "Party." We went and got drinks and cookies  at Maverick (solely because this pregnant mama was craving a drink and we had some free cookie coupons) and then had chili and carved pumpkins while listening to Halloween music. Jordan's pumpkin turned out AMAZING! After we finish our pumpkin carving we drove around our neighborhood looking at decorations, particularly one house that goes all out with a projection of clips from The Nightmare Before Christmas with the radio tune in music. We read Room on the Broom while we drove home and then the girls headed to bed. Room on the Broom has been a family favorite the last few years. This year Naomi appointed herself the task of saying, "Whoosh! And they were gone!" and she says it with real gusto. It's the cutest thing. I didn't take pictures of the pumpkins lit up but you can see them in the pictures below sitting on our steps.



Costume #2 for Reagan was for school. She dressed up as Anna from Frozen. We thought she was just going to be Anna for Halloween this year but she threw us a curve ball at the last minute which was just fine.



Before Trick or Treating we had our spooky Halloween "Feast" complete with Halloween candles, all orange dishes, and mummies and tots. We watched about 30 minutes of The Nightmare Before Christmas and then got our costumes on to get ready to head out.



Costume #3 for Reagan was Sleeping Beauty for trick or treating. Naomi was SOOOO excited about trick or treating this year. After every house she'd sprint down the driveway to inform us what kind of candy she got and to run on to the next house. At one point she told Jordan that if she ran she could get more candy faster. We went down our street and then to a few other houses of friends in our ward. We finished the night sorting the candy, collecting our parent tax, and then watched Room on the Broom before bed.

 
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