I was looking at Halloween pictures from last year and it makes me wonder if I’ve been slacking in the blogging department for over a year. Must be. Because last year I made a big Halloween post as well. I jammed all Halloween events into one big post…like I’m going to do today.
This year, we didn’t go to the pumpkin patch with our homeschool group. It had been raining the night before and I didn’t feel like dealing with slippery mud and a closed corn maze again. Party pooper.
So, we brought the kids to a pumpkin patch on our own. That was not the best idea because went on a weekend. I wish we had taken a family picture there but it was hot and crowded and I didn’t think of it.
A few days later we did meet up with our homeschool group for pumpkin carving. Isabelle carved a pumpkin. Yes! She carved her pumpkin mostly on her own this year! She only needed help in a few spots. The last few years she really didn’t have any interest in carving. So, I was happily surprised this time though she still did not want to touch pumpkin insides.
Then on Halloween I was sewing up Nathan’s costume…oh my gawd I was sewing it up right until we walked out the door and it wasn’t even finished. That’s why we didn’t take any pictures before we left the house because as I said, sewing right up until we left!
When we were walking around trick or treating, I really didn’t take any pictures because it was dark and my little dinosaur wanted to be carried in between the houses. Alan and I switched off. I don’t know why we didn’t bring a stroller. If we had gone out towards Alan’s sister’s, like usual, that would have been ok, carrying Nathan. But we went out by my friend, Veronica’s, and the houses were further apart and oooh my arms are sore today.
So, what do I want to remember for next year? Well, I need to start sewing Halloween costumes earlier (though I’m sure I say that every year) or I need to just buy them. Also, though I’m really really hoping Nathan will walk around on his own next Halloween so we shouldn’t need a stroller. But just in case…remember to bring a darn stroller. Third, take more pictures even if your arms are tired and it’s super scary dark. Because when I don’t take pictures I always think, oh I wish I had taken more. When I do take a lot of pictures I never think, oh I wish I had taken less. I really need to learn that lesson and take more pictures. And that was our all things Halloween this year.