Hello hello! I hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween. This past weekend into this week has been so much fun, and I can’t wait to share all the festivities!
On Friday October 27th, my sister from Colorado, Andi, came to town!! I dropped off Quinn at daycare in the morning so she could enjoy a couple hours of the fall festival. I sent her as a black cat, a super easy, comfy costume for daycare.
I knocked out folding some laundry and unloading the dishes while chatting away with Andi. Always love our chats so much! We then ran to the grocery store and picked up Nothing Bundt Cakes for the Halloween party planned the next day. Then we picked up Quinnie before nap time! She fought this nap something fierce. We have been battling the infamous 18 month sleep regression. All her sleep regressions have been about a week early, and this one started just when I anticipated it would. It has been the most brutal one yet, but as of yesterday (Tuesday), I think she’s almost out of it! Anyway, we finally got her to fall asleep around 245 pm while on a walk in the stroller.
For dinner, we had an easy, but delicious, dinner of air fryer steaks, corn, salad and sweet potato fries.
We also rang in the weekend with dessert! We went to Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt. This was Quinn’s first time, and it was a hit! I got her the no added sugar vanilla with a couple cheesecake bites, blueberries and sprinkles.
I think this is the best frozen yogurt I’ve ever had! I already have a hankerin’ to go again. I took the more chocolate route with mine, while DJ and Andi went more fruit forward. What do you prefer with Froyo?
You know it’s good when you’re double fisting spoons 😄 (which were color changing!).
Saturday October 28th, we enjoyed a nice, lazy, quintessentially autumnal Saturday morning. We have had such busy weekends lately, so this was much welcomed.
We had breakfast, went on a walk and then got ready for the party while Quinn napped.
She had a nice long afternoon nap, so we were able to get in our costumes and get a couple pics before she woke up!
I set up this little photo op area for kicks.
Time for our costumes! It was DJ’s idea this year to be Pokémon! I was Eevee (my favorite Pokémon when I was younger), DJ was Ash, Quinn was Pikachu and Moose was Squirtle.
Once Quinn woke up we got her in her costume!
Moose was such a trooper. We couldn’t find anything in his size so we had to make-shift a costume with some Velcro.
And of course we had to use a Pokeball for trick or treating!
Andi had to leave before the party that evening, but we made sure to grab a pic before she headed out. I miss her so much already!
Time for the party!! Here are the Bundtinis we picked up.
We displayed the drink options then kept the rest in a Yeti.
It seemed appropriate to get out a bottle of 19 Crimes wine!
More Bundtinis fall themed!
We didn’t have a specific snack to put in the Nora Fleming tray, but it worked great for the napkins. I just had to use the Witch hat mini!
Ok now how cute are these?! Gigi made these adorable ghost fruit skewers and pumpkins.
We also ordered Athena’s Pizza. It was our first time trying it, and we all raved about how good it was!! We got one vegan one too, and it was excellent.
Pic of the kids! 🥰
More family pics 🥰.
Trick-Or-Treating time!!! I just adore these two.
Quinn did not want to be held. So we went very slowly from house to house. It was so much fun though. She held onto one small piece of pizza nearly the whole time (she does this with food and random scraps of paper lol). Hence, we naturally started calling her Pizzachu and called it her emotional-support pizza bite.
At one point she agreed to get in the double stroller with her cousin, Will. We were able to pick up the pace a little after that lol.
Hanging with cousin Kate 💕.
Then October 31st, actual Halloween, we were able to celebrate one last time! Miss Quinn transformed into Miss Minnie Mouse for the evening.
We went to Gigi’s, demolished bowls of her famous chili, cornbread and pumpkin pie, then set out for Trick-Or-Treating with the fam!
Moose came with us! He did a great job. Quinn practiced saying “thank you” in sign language at each house. One time someone thought she was blowing a kiss and blew one back lol!
Quinn and her cousin, Ender (Ryder from Paw Patrol)! Decisions, decisions!
We trick or treated in Mimi’s neighborhood & got to say hi to her which was very special! ❤️
And that wraps our fun Halloween!! 🎃
Questions for you:
– DJ and I were chatting about this- When do “The Holidays” start in your mind? I think they start at Halloween for me.
– What are you looking forward to as we enter into November?