It’s been the busiest week ever around here, but we sure have had lots of fun!
Lucy had her first trip to the dentist on Monday, and she did a great job! She was a little nervous, but hopped right into the chair and loved that she got to wear sunglasses!
The only fussing or crying came from this little lady right here. The dentist told me that they start check ups now right after kids turn a year old. I almost laughed out loud. Could you imagine me trying to get Emmy to get in the chair and let someone look in her mouth? #nothappening
Monday was a beautiful day, so after Ems napped we ate snack outside and then walked to the park.
Lucy had her Halloween party at preschool on Tuesday, and I got to be a helper! I’m not sure if she was more excited to have me stay with her at school or to finally wear her Elena of Avalor costume.
How cute are all these little three year olds?!
My mom brought the girls a little Halloween treat bag. Emmy kept saying, “Spoooooky” every time she pulled something out of her bag.
After lunch, Lucy wanted to switch from her Elena costume to her puppy dog costume from last year. Her school party must have tired her out because she passed out on the couch!
She woke up fussy and sweaty, so I quickly stripped the costume off and laid her on top of me and she went right back to sleep. I could have stayed there all afternoon, except Emmy Roses woke up from her nap so I had to get up.
But that didn’t mean Lucy did!
As nice as it was to have her nap, she was still wide awake at 9:30 that night which was not super fun for me!
I didn’t feel like dealing with the mess of carving a pumpkin while the girls just sat there and watched, so I threw them in the tub with some small pumpkins and paint. They had a blast! I forgot to take an after picture, but they painted themselves and the tub as well. It all washed off super easily, though.
On Halloween morning, I had plans to run a bunch of errands and then take the girls to lunch. Of course, they were having a ball playing and didn’t want to go anywhere . . . so I scrapped some of my stops and let them play. They took turns covering each other with all the stuffies . . .
. . . which somehow led to making a giant pile on the floor to jump into. They must have done this for thirty minutes straight! I took a few videos, but this slow motion one is their favorite!
Once I finally got them out of the house, we made two stops and then ended up at Panera. I quickly realized that Panera is like the worst place to take the girls by myself. I had to find my own table, get the high chair, go order my own food, clean up the table, and no one comes to check on me! The only saving grace was that this happened to be one of the locations that brings the food to your table.
The girls did a great job and were a hit in their cute little Halloween outfits. So many people stopped to say hi and ask what they were going to be for Halloween . . . and they answered! And you better believe I asked the lady sitting next to us to take a picture to prove I did it . . . and survived!
After nap, Grandma Rita came over, Matty came home early, we had a delicious Buddy’s salad for dinner with pumpkin pie for dessert, and got ready for trick-or-treating. We were all excited to experience it in our new neighborhood, and it did not disappoint!
Lucy made a last minute costume change and decided to wear her puppy dog costume instead of Elena.
There were kids out everywhere, so the girls were definitely distracted!
Our neighbors put this up across the street. The girls loved it! Lucy couldn’t wait to take a picture with it, but Ems prefers to look at it from a distance.
There were kids everywhere! The girls were a little slow moving, but managed to stay out for about an hour or so. The little court by our house had a great set up with all kinds of candy, treats, and adult beverages! There was an after party there once trick-or-treating ended, but there was no way the girls could hang for that.
One of the rare times when Ems went up to a house without me.
My tired little ducky went back and forth between walking, getting carried, and riding in the wagon.
Oh, and she helped push the wagon too!
This picture doesn’t do the amount of people justice, but I love how every single house is lit up!
Sharing some candy on the porch once we got home.
The girls went inside to watch a Bubble Guppies with Grandma Rita while Matty and I got to enjoy the festivities and pass out candy.
Thanks to Rita for passing out candy while we were out with the girls! And how crazy are they in this picture?!
Check out Tommy and Eleanor doing their thing in Illinois! So cute!
This was Lucy less than an hour before we had to leave for school Thursday morning. Speaking as a former teacher and a current parent, Halloween on a weeknight is a terrible idea!
Emmy in pigtails is too cute not to photograph!
I was trying to rearrange some things in my closet while Lucy was at school. #emphasisontrying
And, finally, in honor of the holiday season that is now upon us, this made me LOL! #guilty
“Santa doesn’t bring presents to girls who don’t smile!”
Yes, I say that. No, I’m not kidding! haha It works, they give me their adorable smiles, and then everyone is happy. And not traumatized at all.
Have a great weekend! My mom’s birthday was yesterday, so we’ll be celebrating her on Sunday!