Happy Halloween, friends!!
Our city is one of the ones who actually lets the kids trick-or-treat ON Halloween as opposed to the Saturday before it, so we are gearing up for a fun evening this evening… therefore, I don’t have any trick-or-treating photos to share with you just yet, but stay tuned…
This weekend, we did a whole lot of nothing and we welcomed the slow change of pace after our busy mountain weekend last weekend. Friday evening we picked up a pizza, poured some wine, turned on the new Michael Buble album, and we crossed yet another thing off of our fall bucket list… we carved our pumpkin! Jacob said that he wanted “vampire fangs all the way across the top” so we did just that. I drew the design, the kids and I all scooped out the guts, and B carved it.
After we finished carving, I whipped up some s’mores and we checked another thing off of our bucket list. Although, Jacob just wanted a Hershey Bar (not melted) and a marshmallow, hold the graham cracker. Olivia had a real one, although, she just licked all of the the chocolate off of the graham cracker. Still calling it a win since I tried! Haha.
Once the kiddos were in bed, it was finally time to watch the series finale of Friday Night Lights… I’ve been putting off watching it because I’m not ready for it to be over yet, but at least I had my Coach Taylor Forever shirt to wear to lessen the pain. It was such a good ending and I’m sad to see it go… Netflix, can we please get a FNL revival just like you did with Full House and GG?!?!
Saturday morning we got up eeeeaaaarly, got ready, and headed out for our family photo shoot. Our photographer wanted to capture that early morning sunlight, so we had to be there at 7:40 AM. The kids were as good as gold (aside from Olivia getting a splinter causing her to be sad for a while) and we knocked it out within an hour. As you can see below, I decided to go with the swing dress and red scarf instead of the black and white skirt. Thank you to all of you who put in your two cents!
After the photo shoot was over, we took them to Panera for breakfast to reward them for their good behavior and cooperation. They both had cinnamon rolls as big as their heads, and B and I had French toast bagels because they were out of cinnamon crunch bagels! WAAAAHHHH! I also grabbed a pumpkin spice latte, and then we headed home.
We received our Toys R Us Christmas toy catalog as well as the Target Christmas toy catalog, so Jacob spent the better part of the afternoon circling all of the things he wants… AKA pretty much everything.
Olivia played dress up and played with her baby dolls and at one point I was walking through the kitchen to see this:
She had lined up all of her dolls face down on the kitchen floor. Creepy. Hopefully they were just sleeping. Haha.
B ran out briefly to pick up veggies from Cracker Barrel for dinner and we ended the evening watching more football. And I may have fallen asleep on the couch at 9:15 while B rubbed my feet. Heaven.
Sunday morning we put on It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown while we ate breakfast, and then the kids watched The Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special while I worked on getting my 2017 planner set up for the new year.
We ventured out to Five Guys for lunch since B’s mom wasn’t cooking and then we took the kids to a new-to-us playground. It’s so funny, because I grew up going to that park, but I hadn’t been in years until our photo shoot Saturday morning. While we were doing our photo shoot, the kids begged to go on the playground, so we promised them that we would take them back the next day. It’s so picturesque, I don’t even understand why we haven’t been coming all these years. We may have found our favorite park in the whole city!
Sunday evening we had our usual Sunday dinner at my parents’ house. We had missed it last week because they have been in Texas visiting my bro and SIL and nephew, and man, I just feel off when I don’t get to see them. We shared a bottle of wine and we dined on momma’s baked ziti, a salad, and fresh bread with olive oil and spices, followed by a pumpkin spice cake that I had made for dessert.
All is right in the world again!
Happy Halloween again… be safe this evening!
*Linking up with B Loved Boston for Weekending.