Halloween 2022

Halloween 2022

It’s November!! Did you have a fun Halloween? Holidays with kids are so funny. There are just so many little things that I take for granted that Milo just. does. not. understand.

We dressed up as a family of cats this year. (For a long time he was saying he wanted to be a “purple frog” and I was just thinking how the eff do I create that costume? so I was very glad when he changed his mind and said he wanted to be a cat.)

I put a bowl of candy in front of our house for the trick-or-treaters, and Milo assumed it was all for him. No amount of explaining could stop him from filling up his bucket to the brim with our own candy…

***Remember: this is 3-yr-old land, and no rational behavior is allowed.***

Ha! Such a goof.

Our neighbors invited us to their driveway for a pre-game block party. They ordered pizza and made margaritas!

I set my pizza down for 4 seconds, and look who grabbed it!

^ This tiny little black cat ate my entire slice of pepperoni pizza.


I absolutely adore our neighborhood. We have the best neighbors in the whole world. I joke that if we were ever forced to move to a new city and leave this home behind, we’d have to add an extra 25% fee to our house’s list price for the neighbors that you’ll get. Really truly – they are the BEST! So many families and kind souls. I love our little driveway gatherings. For as hard as it was for me to leave a more urban setting and move to the Austin suburbs, I am ridiculously happy now being here. That loneliness that I felt as a new mom in 2020 seems lifetimes ago.

^ Grammy and Papa showed up to help us trick-or-treat!

“High five!” (Dayton’s favorite trick right now.)

Baby D stayed in the stroller most of the time but I let him get out and grab some candy. It took him ages to walk up to the candy bowl, haha. Happiest little cat!

^ A rest stop to see what’s inside the bag. Also, note that his Halloween bucket is empty…his dad showed him how to empty it into the stroller to keep the bucket lightweight and improve trick-or-treating speed.

He’s got all the best tips. 😉

Aww! We had the best evening trick-or-treating in our little neighborhood! When we got home I put the boys down and then immediately stole their candy bags to steal out the Reece’s and butterfingers. (Shh…)

Halloween 2022

^ Haha…an accurate representation of Halloween with a 3-yr-old who has BIG feelings. “No pictures!”

Every year, the holidays get a bit more fun and interesting.

In 2019 I was 3 days postpartum and couldn’t even answer the door to hand out candy to the kids in our neighborhood.

In 2020 we pretty much stayed hidden away – Milo was barely 1 so we snapped some pictures of him in a costume for his birthday.

In 2021 Milo refused his costume and Nate and I didn’t even bother trying to dress up (Dayton was adorable in his little bear costume!)

And this year we kinda/sorta got everyone in costume.

I have a feeling it’s just going to keep getting more and more fun!

Anyway, I’m off to finish sprucing up my home for Christmas! I love the way my house looks with our beautiful Christmas tree, and I made the decision a few years ago to just put it up right after Halloween so I can enjoy it for an extra month. I’m soooo excited these next two months of the year!!

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