About 6 months ago, we were reading The Three Bears and I told Emma that we should all go as Goldilocks and the Three Bears for Halloween since we had one golden haired child in our family. I really thought Emma would change her mind once Halloween rolled around b/c she would want to be a princess or something girly. She was so excited about the idea of all of us being something together, so here we are. Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Baby Bear, and Goldilocks.
Halloween started for us on Thursday afternoon when we headed to the Kellogg office to trick or treat. This is John's first year working there, so we didn't know what to expect. They went all out and it was a lot of fun. We trick or treated through the cubicles and then were treated to a catered Chickfila dinner in the conference room. The highlight of the evening was the lady making the animal balloons. She was really good!
From there, we headed to the Hannon's house for a Pumpkin Carving Party. They invited their neighbors and family over. It was perfect evening to be outside around a fire eating smores and carving pumpkins. John started carving Cinderella's castle from a stencil we printed off, but it got to wet and he had to go to classic Jack. Brooklyn was cracking us up because she walked around the first part of the evening holding her nose because of the smell of the pumpkin guts.
Our first stop on Halloween was at the Hannon's house. They wanted to see the girls and to our surprise, Grace and Emily Kate were dressed up too. They were Thing 1 and Thing 2 and were super cute!
We left there and headed to the Walker's house for Morgan's first birthday/Halloween party. We had a really fun time there. Jayme made fun Halloween treats, the kids got to play outside together, and the adults actually were able to have conversation.
From there, we headed to the Kelley's house for an after Trick or Treat party. They had their fire pit going and we had smores, cider, caramel apples and cookies. Our girls had so much fun running wild around the yard with the McGooden boys and the Harkey girls.
We did not officially trick or treat this year, but I was not to sad about that. The girls got more than enough candy at John's office. The thing that made me most sad about not being at home was our tradition of putting up the baby gate at our front door so that Belle can see everyone. She loves it and I was sad we couldn't be there for her, BUT once again our "first child" got the boot. Poor thing. This picture is the only picture we have with the baby gate, but we have done it every year. This picture is at our old house and when Emma was 10 months old.