Every year I try to plan Halloween so it's not as chaotic, but it's nearly impossible. There's so much fun to be had! One of our favorite fall traditions is our annual trek to the pumpkin patch. This year, I was able to take Punky to meet with some friends, but the day we planned our family trip we were rained out. I really wanted my obligatory patch pic, so we set up our own makeshift patch, complete with fall scene on the t.v. It was quite comical! That led into our Halloween day carving of the pumpkins (we can't do this early, lest the pumpkins will rot almost immediately on our south facing doorstep).
While the kids and Daddio carved the pumpkins, I started applying face paint and helping assemble costumes. I was proud of Sunshine and Belle, as their costumes were put together with things we had at home (minus some face paint for Belle). Sunshine dressed as Carmen Miranda, Belle was a pop art character, and Punky was Merida (of Disney's Brave).
We loaded the kiddos up and took them to our favorite vegan restaurant in Dallas for a delicious meal, vegan treats, games, and candy. Then, we headed back to my sister's for trick-or-treating with cousins. The kids had a great time and got a load of candy, which they've enjoyed in a new way this year (more on our new tradition in a later post).
Enjoy the plethora of pics!