Our friends had the cutest Halloween party the weekend before the 31st. This was our first time dressing up as a family and it was so much fun! Last year, when I was trying to come up with a Halloween costume for Liv, I started brain storming what costumes would be perfect for her little blonde curls. There are basically a million things that go perfectly with blonde curls so I now have her next 5 years of costumes pre-planned; however, as she gets older and more and more opinionated I think my plans will go out the window and hers will start taking their own form. Anyway, back to the story.... when I thought of Goldilocks I realized that the costume could extend to Brady and I (and at the time I was pregnant and knew it but no one else did) and a little baby! So I've known for a year that these would be our family costumes this year. I'm just thankful to Kaity for hosting a Halloween Party so that we could actually dress up ;) I don't think I could have convinced B to dress up if it was just us going around trick or treating on Halloween night.
Side story: Olivia's dress- Are you dying over that perfect German dirndle dress?! You should be if you're not. It is literally from Austria. B's family spent a Christmas in Germany and Austria the year before we started dating. While there, B's mom had him and his older brother pick out Dirndle dresses for their future daughters! Funny thing is that they both had daughters as their first born. I have the best Mother in law. Seriously! I died when she brought this dress out for us recently (when she was here for Scarlett's birth). Another funny thing is that B and I were friends when his family went on that vacation, and I distinctly remember him leaving because he gave me a hug before that Christmas break and I thought it was weird because he had never hugged me before, haha! There was actually a group of us and he hugged all of us, but he hugged me for a longer time and I was thinking "am I the only one noticing that he's still hugging me?". Pretty funny memories :)
This was the cutest party! I just wish I would have gotten pictures of everyone else's costumes. Our hosts, The Zollinger's, were Mitt and Ann Romney, The Hales' were a family of superheros, there were witches, rockstars, eggs and bacon, and that was just the adults.
I only have pictures of the treats table, there were a million more food items in the kitchen that I didn't even get a photo of like mummy dogs, nachos, scones, soups, and more! I honestly don't know how Kaity does it.
There was a pumpkin carving contest (yes, the Romney's bought everyone their own pumpkin), a pinata for the kiddies, and a photo booth. We had so much fun hanging out with friends and devouring food :)
|Goldilocks and the 3 Bears.|
I made matching pink bows for Liv, Scarlett, and me, but Scarlett's kept falling off.
|Seriously, that dress! And that girl inside the dress is pretty amazing too :)|
|B set her down and life was totally fine again. Well maybe only halfway fine. She only has half a smile.|
|She's the cutest thing. She went and sat on that bench all on her own, and started pulling books from the book shelf and reading to herself.|
|This was another festive/scary table. There was a little bowl of candy corn on the side and Liv saw it and started smiling. At one point in the night she was hiding under that table, haha! I'm sure she was sneaking candy corns all night :)|
|Gracie, Scarlett (5 mo), Olivia (3)|
|Me & Scarlett, Kaitlyn, Camilla, and Jen|
|Scarlett's poor bow|
|Focus on the cute baby bear and not my bear hat hair.|
|Ann and Mitt giving out prizes for pumpkins|
|We won "most surprised pumpkin" and these glasses are our trophy :)|
|Olivia would NOT let me get a pic of her in the glasses, so this was the only one I could sneak. |
She happened to be coughing at the exact moment I snapped it.
|I tried one more time to sneak a pic of her in the glasses because seriously, she was so cute in them and she liked wearing them, but it came out blurry. |
Not meant to be I guess.
So much fun! Thanks Andy and Kaity!