Happy Halloween! I have my candy all ready and I know my doorbell will be ringing non-stop starting about 5:00 this afternoon. We have TONS of kids in our neighborhood and lots of them are my former students, so I always have fun seeing them dressed up so cute. Ashley and John are coming over and we're just ordering pizza and hanging out.
Today I was looking back through our pictures and I found so many cute ones of my kids through the years. Awww...I miss those days. I have no idea how many costumes I have put together. Four costumes a year for at least 10-13 years! That's alot of costumes! They got their own costumes together once they got older.
Halloween has always been a fun holiday at our house. Sometimes we would go to a farm and sometimes we would just go a pumpkin patch and get our pumpkin. Laura and Lindy are usually my pumpkin carvers. (They weren't fans of all that pumpkin goo!)
But occasionally we can rope Mark into it...
And, of course, Rocky has to be in the middle of everything! :)
We always do a happy face pumpkin. I don't like scary!
We didn't really focus on the scary or evil aspects of Halloween. We just had fun dressing up and getting and giving candy!
Every year our kids would get together with friends in our neighborhood and they would trick or treat together. Steve's mom also hosted a few Halloween parties when the kids were little and they would go with their friends and cousins. On Halloween night, someone on our street would usually have us over for pizza or hot chocolate after trick or treating was over, so it was always such a good time! We had enough candy in our house to literally last almost a year! Anyway...here are a few pictures of Halloweens through the years at the Maddox house...
I have to admit, I miss all the dressing up and excitement on Halloween night. But...next year I will have a grandbaby to show off! I can't wait for that!