This is Halloween

We love the holidays in this family. Everything is extra magical once October starts. Pumpkins everywhere. Pumpkin Pecan Waffles candle lit. Hocus Pocus on repeat and Halloween episodes of all of our favorite shows. Listening to The Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack. Candy. Being asked ten times of day if it’s Halloween night yet so we can go trick or treating.

We’ve done our best to make the most of this month.


Our annual visit to the pumpkin patch did not disappoint. Our little guy loved climbing the hay mountain to slide down, getting lost in the maze, seeing all of the animals and then getting to go out into the pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin to pull off the vine. We didn’t realize until we got home that his pumpkin was already starting to rot a little. We ended up having to replace it with a store-bought pumpkin doppelganger the next week. Thankfully, he didn’t notice. Shhh…

Nothing makes me happier than pulling out the tubs of holiday decorations out of storage. It was extra fun to have a little helper to decorate the house with this year.

After getting lost on Pinterest for a couple hours, I found a few cute Halloween crafts for little ones. This Q-tip skeleton was super easy and a hit.

We had so much fun making dirt pudding together. I’m not the best at letting our wild child help with cooking yet, but I tried to step back and let him lead on this one. He had an absolute blast. There were cookie crumbs and great big glops of pudding all over the table by the time we were done, but it was totally worth it. These are the things that memories are made of.

A few of our favorite Halloween Books this year: Fright Club // The Haunted Mansion (I’ve been dying to get this one) // Room on the Broom // Happy Halloween, Curious George // Even Monsters Need Haircuts

Check out the Dollar Spot at Target and the Dollar Tree for some cheap Halloween entertainment. The price is right and kids don’t know (or care) that it only costs a dollar.

We’ve also had fun watching all the spooky kids movies we could find on Netflix and at our local library. A few of our favorites include: Hocus Pocus // Toy Story of Terror // Curious George Boo Fest // Mickey’s Monster Musical

Wishing you a spooky fun Halloween!

Fall Bucket List

fall pumpkins

Fall is in the air. Well, maybe not here in the South, but I’m sure it feels like fall somewhere. I love love love holidays and the thought of pulling out the decorations makes me giddy. With our boy being three this year and a new little one in the family, I’m excited to see everyone’s  reaction to all of the holiday fun headed their way.

Here’s this year’s Fall bucket list:

  • Pumpkin candles
  • Drink apple cider
  • Pumpkin picking at Old Baker Farm
  • Pumpkin carving
  • Boo at the Zoo
  • Listen to The Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack
  • Halloween crafts
  • Monster window design
  • Read Halloween books
  • Paint mini pumpkins
  • Make our family Halloween costumes
  • Watch Hocus Pocus on repeat
  • Make pumpkin brownies
  • Boo to You neighbor surprise
  • Spooky bath
  • Church Trunk or Treat
  • Make apple crisp
  • Picnic in the park
  • Make salted caramel or pumpkin ice cream
  • Collect colorful leaves
  • Fall family photo shoot

What’s on your Fall bucket list?