Love, Ariel the mermaid & her shark buddy brother
We spent the whole weekend doing Halloween things so it seems like we've enjoyed an extra long Halloween this year. It's fun to say yes to all of the Halloween things you can when you have kids.
I made pumpkin cinnamon rolls for my family and they loved them.
I put together these Halloween Trays for my kids to play with on Friday. I was thinking they'd sort, count, make patterns and play with it all. The lacing monsters from last year were still a favorite and I was surprised at how interested the baby was in all of the items.
Fletcher's 1st Halloween
SHARK trying to look scary :)
The scary shark is stealing the mermaid's crown
We headed home to visit our families and have our 2nd annual Halloween Cousin party (last year's Halloween party) with my side of the family!! We planned brunch, yummy treats, games, costumes and lots more. The big kids loved my silly Halloween jokes, the cousins loved seeing everyone in their costumes and a good time was had by all.
Mummy games & cupcake decorating!
We added a new tradition to our Halloween party this year. My mom wanted our kids to get to fill Operation Christmas Child boxes together so we did all of our shopping ahead of time so that we could fill boxes to donate at the party. My kids loved shopping for gifts to give to kids about their age. Then we got to tlak about the gifts we bought with our cousins. It was a great service project to get to do with the whole family. Have you ever participated in Operation Christmas Child?
Here's what we picked out for a boy and a girl.
Mimi & Papaw and the 9 grandkids.
It was so sweet to see all the kids dressed up together.
We watched Notre Dame win, went to a bonfire in the evening, got to see lots of family
and had a nice weekend!
The weekend ended on a sad note. My parent's sweet dog, Maxx, passed away Sunday morning. He was 15 and has been a part of so many of our fun family memories over the years. We always joked that he was the little brother my brother always wanted. We're going to miss this bearded pup!!
Hope you had a great weekend. Happy Halloween :)