I blinked and now it’s Monday. Anyone else feel that way?! I hope you all had a great weekend, ours was filled with A LOT of Halloween and baby celebrations!
On Friday night, we headed up to Parker’s school for the Fall Festival. The kids dressed up in their costumes. Camryn was a kitty and ended up falling asleep in the stroller as the DJ blared Halloween tunes! Laney dressed up as a (good) witch and Parker threw on a Wild jersey and called himself a hockey player. He has an Ash costume from the show Pokémon but he was afraid to wear it because he thought other kids would make fun of him. Jared and I both encouraged him to wear it because he LOVES Pokémon and also because we want him to know that it doesn’t matter what other people think (as long as he’s being kind and following the rules). I pray that our kids have the confidence to be who they are, even if it’s not the “cool” thing. Ultimately, we let him make the choice though…no big deal! While we were at the festival, we saw another Ash…this Ash is in 3rd grade so I’m thinking that since the 3rd grader thought it was cool enough Parker will soon be wearing his Ash costume too!
On Saturday morning, I took Parker and Laney to a little Halloween bash at our local grocery store. They enjoyed throwing their costumes on again and obviously they were super happy to be filling their candy buckets!
Later Saturday afternoon we headed over to my friend Tonya’s house. Tonya is one of my good friends from high school. She and her family just build a beautiful house, which is a good thing they have all that extra space because they’ll be welcoming their 4th and 5th babies in a couple of months. They already have 3 kids (one set of twins) and come December they will have 5 kids 4 and under. I mean, she is the epitome of super mom! Tonya’s parents threw her and her sister, who is also expecting, a Little Pumpkin baby shower and we had so much fun showering them with love! We can’t wait to meet their newest little bundles. Here’s a picture of some of my high school girlfriends that were also able to attend.
On Sunday night, we went over to my friend Alek’s house to bring her and her sweet family dinner. They just had a new baby girl at the beginning of September. She is such a sweetie! I brought them one of my favorite chili recipes from Take Back the Kitchen and it was a hit!