Halloween

Halloween

Halloween was lots of fun this year. Maddie was insistent that she was a ladybug. When I asked what Dannie should be, she told me “PUMPKIN”.

We went to a few Halloween events. The first was one my aunt and uncle invited us to. They had a few activities there and we got to pick out pumpkins to bring home.

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Later in the month, we went to a Halloween trail at Chutes & Ladders. (And yes, Maddie had two ladybug costumes. I bought one and a friend gave me the other one for her to wear when it was really cold or that could get messy at school.)

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They had a bunch of stations for the kids to play games or get candy.

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We went with Chuck’s sister Paige and her daughter Amira. Amira was Mr. Potato Head.

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Maddie got bored with some of the games, mostly when she found out they were giving toys instead of candy at every station. So we played at the park for a little while.

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Part of the tickets included a free treat. Maddie picked a push-pop (do you remember those from your childhood!?).

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On Halloween morning, we went to the library and did some craft projects and heard story time. Amira joined us for this event, too.

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On Halloween night, my mom, stepdad, and brother came over to go trick or treating with us. It was pretty cold, so Maddie ended up wearing her jacket with her wings over it. She looked pretty dang cute!

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We went to quite a few houses in the neighborhood.

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Maddie even went up to a couple houses on her own. She’s really shy, so I was so very proud of her! She was so polite and said “trick or treat” and “thank you”. She’s such a big girl!

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After visiting a few houses, we ran inside to grab more layers and warm up our hands. When we started walking again, we noticed Maddie had grabbed a couple friends to take with her. Such a goofball!

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A couple pictures of our group.

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Here’s Maddie’s loot. She even shared some with us. And over the next couple weeks, she was so good about having one treat here or there and was so excited to pick out the one she wanted.

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We also went to a costume party playdate at a friend’s house, but I didn’t get pictures of that. All the kids were cute running around in their costumes, though.

I hope you had a great Halloween. (And have a happy thanksgiving, too!)

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