I promise I have not forgotten that I have a blog! Moving was just overwhelming, and I just didnt know quite how to catch up. But I'll try to post current stuff, and maybe go back and do highlights of the summer.
This Halloween for the first time ever I had kids who all went with one theme! I'm sure Ethan wouldn't wear something like this next year, so it will probably be the only time ever. Introducing our Angry Birds! Yes I did make the costumes, and if you looked closely I'm sure you'd be able to tell, but they look decent if you're a way off. :)
Our older kids went trick or treating with their friends right after dinner and gifts. And Char and Andrew and I took Chase, Daphne, and Olivia out together not long after. The kids were so cute. Chase cheerfully said "see you later" as we left each house. At one house after receiving his candy he just stood there and waited for more because he could see that there was plenty left, lol. And my favorite moment of the night was when he heard someone's spooky Halloween sounds and asked if it was "Merry Christmas." We told him that it was "Happy Halloween." At the next house we visited he went up and said "Trick or treat, Halloween," and after getting his candy said "thank you, Halloween," and patted the man on the hand. He was cracking me up all night! Soon after we decided to walk up a hill to some houses, and he wanted to go down the hill. He was not happy about it. He had a huge meltdown and I ended up carrying him home, where the meltdown didn't stop. Finally after throwing him in the bath he calmed down and we were able to finish off the evening happily.
Overall it was a fun Halloween, and we had SO many more trick or treaters here than in our old neighborhood. Check out the spooky moon coming over the mountain as we were out trick or treating: