Showing posts with label halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label halloween. Show all posts

unicorns gone wild

Happy Halloween!

Last night we took the kiddos around to Elinor's preschool and then the neighborhood to collect candy. I think in general my kids aren't huge Halloween fans. The candy is great, but getting dressed up isn't their thing, neither is knocking on strangers doors and asking for candy. It's all a bit weird for them and I totally agree.  Of course what makes it all worth it is the massive pile of candy at the end. 

Greta and I only tagged along for a little bit until she was DONE with being in her costume and out at night. She was ready for bed. 

I'm already looking forward to next year when we have three kids running to houses and no stroller. I love babies, but I am looking forward to being out of the baby phase for good! 

That could be the lack of sleep talking...

I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween!!

the sunday re-cap

Happy Sunday everyone. I'm typing this as I watch a little football and enjoy the quiet in our apartment as the girls take a much needed nap.

I thought I'd catch ya'll up on our adventures lately.

So we're in Colorado now. I guess you'd call it officially moved, even though we still own a house in Montana and all of our furniture and stuff is still in it. We've been in Denver now for almost a week. We've moved into our temporary, furnished apartment that we will live in for only a month or so, hopefully.

Our first full day in Colorado was October 31st, Halloween! We met up with some very good friends of ours and did a little trick or treating around their neighborhood, since we don't have our own yet! Chloe had the hardest time figuring out what to be for Halloween this year. There were many tears spilled over who she wanted to be and usually it ended up being that she wanted to be all the things. So this year she was a Princess Doctor. Not too shabby, I think. Elinor is too small to have much of an opinion, and we were moving, so she got to be Elmo (like her sister, 2 years ago).

That's right, not only did I not have 3 different costumes for each kid, I actually made the youngest one wear a hand-me-down!

Okay, small rant over, here are some cute pictures.

So moving, yeah, it still kind sucks. There are good things and bad things about it. I have a good job, willing to pay for my relocation, that will pay for a place for me and my family to stay while we look for a home. The hard part is we have to move from the place we had been trying to get back to for many years. I'm sad we don't have chickens and a chicken coop anymore. I really miss my 10 minute commute to work. I miss seeing my in-laws all the time (I know,I've turned into one of those people). I miss being able to drive out of town and into beautiful mountains with no traffic and very few people to deal with (also known as traffic).

BUT, we're back in a city we know and love. Denver really is kind of the best big city you could pick, in my opinion. We had lived here for 8 years before we left, so it's not a completely new and strange place to us.

I get to walk to work in the mornings now. I'm one of those people that kinda digs walking to work, using your own body to get you places. If I can walk to anything, I usually try to do just that. So it's been fun walking and taking the city bus to work.

The grocery stores and restaurants (on average) are better here. Great coffee shops and really fun parks are always close by.

I'm going back to my old gym with my old classes and teachers that I really enjoyed. And did I mention most of my very dearest friends live in Denver?

So here we are and here we will stay. We hope to close on our new home next week. That's been a little up in the air also, so once that stress is out of the way, we'll be one step closer to settling in somewhere.

I hope you all have a wonderful week! Feel free to share any advice or stories you have about moving!

etsy thursday

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trick or treat

I hope you all had a spooky and sugar filled Halloween!

I tried to teach Chloe how to sing 'Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat'. For some reason my husband didn't think that was a great idea. I have a feeling I'll be the one teaching my kids how to make fart noises in their armpits and my husband will just be shaking his head at me.

I guess we all have a role to play in raising our kiddos.  :)

happy halloween

I hope everyone is having a festive Halloween today!  I've seen lots of kids and adults in costumes so far this morning, so it seems like the Halloween spirit is alive and well here in Montana.

We don't have any big plans for this evening.  Yesterday we did a little trick or treating at my office and Chloe got to experience asking strangers for candy.  Or in her case, staring at them until they are so uncomfortable they just give her a handful.  My daughter is hesitant around strangers, but will talk your ear off once she knows you.  She's got a good case of stranger danger going on.

Here are a few photos from our adventure yesterday.  We started out with an Elsa like dress from Walmart (thanks to moving, my holiday prep this year was horrible).  It was scratchy, cheap dress that kept falling off her shoulders.  So instead, Amazon delivered a nice furry Elmo suit this week that everyone liked a little better.  Chloe did pretty well except for keeping the Elmo hood on (as seen below).  

Once she had to put the hood on, her look of disgust was too funny not to capture.  I'm sure she's telling me off in her head.

After we gave her a sucker, her mood rapidly improved.  Unfortunately, that little blue sucker had her wound up for hours.  She has only had one other sucker in her life, so her little toddler body isn't used to so much refined sugar.  I'm glad now that we don't give her any candy, we'll try and keep that going as long as we can!