*With guest photographer, Heather Yeazle!
So, this has been one of my favorite Halloweens ever! It hasn’t always been my favorite “holiday,” but as I’ve gotten older (ironically) it’s grown on me. I love Fall now, which hasn’t always been true. I love the excitement in the air as the kids look forward to candy and dreaming up their costumes. I love the Gothic decor. I love the music they play on the radio (Thriller, Monster Mash, etc). And this year, I loved being in Salmon!
Thursday night the hospital and clinic had a 10 year anniversary celebration of the hospital. We did a bon fire and cookout in the parking lot and it was just so much fun! The kids had a party at school that day, so they were already in costume. Madeline got to go trick-or-treating with Paisley and her family (thanks Celyn) down town. That was really cool! It’s called the Merchant Trick or Treat and all the shops on Main St open up and everyone (everyone) goes and gets candy. I had a front row seat, even though I was working, as the windows in the switchboard face Main St. It was so fun seeing all the kiddos (and some grownups) dressed up and having fun!
After work, I ran and got the kids from Trey (who was having to work late) and we went right back to the clinic for the bon fire.
Not huge flames, but crazy hot!
Coworkers and families grabbing their dogs and chili!
What, you don’t eat your hot dog like this?
Me and my Indian Princess
Snow White borrowing Big Brother’s army helmet.
Charli held her own sparkler!
Me and Heather 🙂
Jorja and I were moccassin twins
Cutest puppy ever.
Sean went as David and David went as Sean… Obviously!
So much was out of my control this year. The kids carved their own pumpkins at school. And as much as I would’ve loved a “family night” doing that together, it was so nice not to have to worry about it! They turned out really cute anyway! And their costumes! Talk about out of my control. Just from working full time and not having the time, and them having their own minds anyway… it was interesting to say the least. Sean has been threatening for years to go as HIMSELF. I never let him, because as much as I admire that confidence… no. But, this year he got the idea that he would wear David’s clothes and David would wear his. That was cheap and easy and they were both excited. So, that’s what they did on Thursday (I’ll get to Friday in a minute). Madeline was a beautiful Indian princess and Charli wasn’t having it at all. So that was Thursday.
Here’s Sean’s jack-o-lantern:
Friday was a work day (much to the kids’ chagrin… they figured it was a national holiday). But, the whole clinic dressed up in camo, so that was fun. Trey was in full-on Harvestfest mode and since I was working, Heather took ALL of the kids for the day. Huge help! She fed the kids, decorated cupcakes, fixed hair, the whole nine! Amazing!
Madeline and Charli “helping” Heather with cupcakes.
Heather gave Charli legit Elsa hair!
These two are so amazing together.
A little light reading.
Look at these Sapps!
So, Sean was a bandit, Madeline was Batgirl (complete with a mask her Daddy made), Charli was Elsa, and this time David refused to dress up. Good thing I was too busy and tired to have an opinion! Haha!
Last night we all met up at SVBC’s Harvestfest, organized by none other than Trey! It was such a great event, if I do say so myself. Tons of people came out, the candy was flowing, the games were fun, the costumes were amazing. Just a great time! The Women’s Ministry outdid themselves with chili and baked goods they handed out for FREE! The great thing about this event for this Big City Girl, was being able to relax. In Marietta, I couldn’t let the kids out of my sight for a second for fear they’d be snatched. Here, they could pretty much roam free, checking in with me now and then. They could also do the games over and over and over. Every event like this we’ve ever done they would get to do each game maybe one time because you had to wait in line forever! Small town perks.
Sweetest bandit I ever saw.
I mean… these 3 are pretty awesome.
Madeline and Emmy!
Elsa decorated cookies for about an hour.
Cutest flower ever!
Check out this smokin hot MC!
Scooby Doo was a little obsessed with Batgirl!
My friend (and coworker) Jen painting Charli’s little and busy face!
David wanted to look like he was bleeding…
It was a great weekend! I will cherish these memories for a long time. Thanks to my hubby for all of his hard work, thanks to our church family for volunteering some long and hard hours to make it awesome, and thanks to Heather for giving my kids a GREAT day! Love you all!