I survived another Halloween

Well, I have survived another Halloween, and I guess you have too since you are reading my post. :-)

To be honest with you, I just wasn’t in the mood for Halloween this year. It’s usually one of my very favorite holidays (if I dare call it that), as my artistic side loves all the theatrics and costumes. It’s about the only time of year when all of us, no matter the age, can get dressed up and act silly with all the kids. But this year I just wasn’t all that into it. I didn’t even dress in costume myself which is very rare. I usually always jump on the opportunity to “be someone else” for a day – but not this year. I don’t know why, probably because I have been so darn busy, and I am just ready for a little relaxation.

But just because I didn’t feel like getting into Halloween doesn’t mean that I would take the fun away from my kiddos – and I didn’t. We are only kids for such a short part of our lives, so for me, it’s important to make sure my kids have the most enjoyable, memorable childhood I can possibly give them.

So, the first thing we did was attend Frontier City’s Fright fest. They go all out and turn the park into a huge Halloween festivity with ghosts, witches, and goblins everywhere you turn.

Frontier City Fright Fest 2013

Hannah was very scared of the green witch, and kept looking back to make sure the witch wasn’t coming after us. I thought the witch looked really cool!

Frontier City Fright Fest 2013

The kids even got to pick a baby pumpkin from the Frontier City Mini Pumpkin Patch.

Frontier City Fright Fest 2013

Then we had a party at a friend’s house. Hannah and I made some Halloween cookies (the quickie store bought kind) for the party while Bubba was in school.

Making Halloween Cookies

The kids couldn’t decide what or who they wanted to dress up as, so mommy decided to make them some Mr. and Mrs. Scarecrow costumes.

Making a Halloween Costume

 

Making a scarecrow tutu dress

The costumes were barely done in time  to wear them to our first “Trick or Treat” event at one of our local retirement communities.

Touchmark Retirement Trick or Treat 2013

Hayden asked me, “Mommy, why am I wearing hay?” It was really hard not to laugh. :-) Kids say the funniest things.

Touchmark Retirement Trick or Treat 2013

My husband and I have made it a tradition to take the kids to a Pumpkin Patch every Fall, and the kids weren’t about to let us forget. So, we took them to Chester’s Pumpkin Patch in Piedmont, OK.

Chesters Pumpkin Patch Piedmont

My favorite part about Chester’s Pumpkin Patch is the Corn Maze. It’s both spooky and fun all at the same time.

Chesters Pumpkin Patch Piedmont

The kids favorite part is the Hillbilly Slide. I went down it once, but couldn’t handle going down it any more than that. It’s taller than it looks like in this picture.

Chesters Pumpkin Patch Piedmont

And guess what everybody gets to pick when you leave Chester’s Pumpkin Patch…….Yup, you guessed it……a pumpkin! :-)

Chesters Pumpkin Patch Piedmont

So we left with four pumpkins, which made our total pumpkin count up to this point - six.

Chesters Pumpkin Patch Piedmont

And, as if six pumpkins weren’t enough, I had to make a run to the store to buy an gigantic pumpkin for Hannah’s photo shoot.

Scarecrow Princess Custom Tutu Dress

Scarecrow Princess Custom Tutu Dress

Okay, one last photo shoot picture. Sorry, I can’t help myself. I think Hannah looks so beautiful! What a great dress for Fall photos!

Scarecrow Princess Custom Tutu Dress

And alas, we made it to Halloween night. The princess wanted to do her own makeup. So I let her think she was.

Mrs Halloween Scarecrow

Hayden decided he did not want to wear hay, and would rather go as Batman. So here is a photo of Batman kissing the Scarecrow Princess in her tutu dress.

Batman Kissing Scarecrow Princess

The night ended well. The children were quite happy with their loot. And me….well, I have to figure out what to do with 7 pumpkins. So guess what my next post will be about. You got it!! How to make your own pumpkin puree. See you soon!!!

Halloween Loot

 

 

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