Cocktails, Crafts, & Costumes!

Welcome to Cocktails & Crafts, Halloween edition!

As you can see, my very own ladybug and SuperWhy were thrilled to have an excuse to don their costumes a week early and celebrate in the name of Halloween fun!  My dear friend Michelle hosted this month’s Cocktails & Crafts, and she had a delicious spread for the parents and children alike.  And by parents, I mean of both the male and female variety.  We were graced by the presence of some of the daddies–sure makes everything easier, having a few more sets of hands!

Don’t you think that having a cemetery just right across the river sets just the appropriate tone?  Spooky.

So we arrived at Michelle’s, got the kids into costume, and then let them play to work up their appetites.

It was reminiscent of how I felt last Christmas, when suddenly the excitement I felt as a kid around the holidays came rushing back to me.  Seeing all the kids in their costumes, thrilled to be something or someone they love or admire, made me ecstatic to be living my life exactly as I am, as a mom of two amazing kids, watching them grow and experience life one tradition at a time.

Frighteningly funny and silly pumpkins.  Quintessential two- and three-year-old artistry.

I don’t need to tell you the materials: pumpkins, stickers, pipe cleaners, feathers… the more, the more festive!

After the pumpkins, we fed the kids, played some more, and then headed home.  Man, I hate how dark it gets so early nowadays.  But before we left, we crowded the kids onto the steps for a group shot and fed them one last dose of sugar in the form of orange-and-black whoopie pies.

What a bunch of goobers.

I’ve said it before and I mean it more and more every day.  What a great group of friends we have.  They help bring out the best in my kids.

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