Here is how we ended the month!
We didn't want to leave out the pups from this Halloween's festivities. So, Aria and I made them a batch of pumpkin apple treats. They were a hit. Baxter and Lizzy loved eating them and Aria loved giving them. Win win.
The start of a long Halloween weekend. We hit up the Fall Fest at the church with the pumpkin patch we like to visit each year. Aria didn't care too much about the candy aspect, but she could not wait for the bounce houses. After she bounced up an appetite she had some cotton candy, a strawberry gelato, and a hot dog. Mixed in was a tiny bit of trunk or treating before we headed for home. But, basically anything with a bounce house and sign Aria up.
One of the local fire stations was hosting a trick or treat. I thought it would be fun to check out all the firetrucks. Aria was game after I told her there would be a bounce house. It was during the middle of the day, and not at all cool, so instead of the cloud hat Aria opted for a quick kitty costume. Aria started off in the bounce houses and then got a little candy at each of the fire trucks along with being able to hop up inside most of them. She also got to shoot the hose and was given a plastic firemen hat, which she loves...we've pretend put out fires for days now.
We started the day with a little Halloween doughnut date. Because what goes better with piles of Halloween candy than Halloween doughnuts?
We usually carve a pumpkin on Halloween but for some reason they had Halloween on Monday this year. Who schedules a holiday during the week? Especially when it doesn't involve a day off work?
So, instead we carved the day before Halloween. This is, however, the first year that Aria has wanted to help scoop out the insides of the pumpkin. I am pretty sure it was her favorite part. The smiles and goofy faces I caught on camera are priceless. She also picked out what we carved too. She didn't care at all the previous Halloweens. A true Aria pumpkin this year, although dad did do the actual carving and she dictated how the face looked while I drew it on for her. I talked her into helping me draw the nose but she is a perfectionist apparently and made me redo it.
Aria and I spent the morning watching Halloween shows, and the afternoon stuffing baggies with candy for trick or treaters.
Then the big finale finally arrived. Aria was jazzed. She got in her cloud costume, we took a picture or two, and then we were off. People were extra generous with their candy handing out and her pumpkin pail weighed a ton after a handful of houses. She made it down one end of our street and one side street before she was over it.
When we got back home she enthusiastically handed out candy. I think she liked it better than trick or treating. Every time somebody came to the door she would dash to the foyer to get everybody a baggie of candy. She was even annoyed when she had to use the bathroom and missed a round of trick or treaters that came to the door - "you were suppose to wait for me! I wanted to do that!".
She had two pieces of candy and then crashed around 9 from all the excitement. Another Halloween, and October for that matter, for the books =)
I cannot believe that it is November already (and baby month, fingers crossed)! There are plenty of things on my 'to do' list that we never got around to, but I could sleep the rest of November from all the things we did do. I am officially ready to put Halloween behind us and move on to Thanksgiving, Birthdays, and Christmas...and having a baby somewhere in there. But first, one final link up for Countdown to Halloween this year. How was your Halloween? Please share below, anything big or small is welcome! Don't forget you can also join in on the fun on instagram with #cdtohalloween16 as well.