Monday, November 4, 2013

Halloween 2013: The Seven Words I'll Never Forget

While most people are taking down their Christmas decorations and ringing in a new year, my littles are discussing what they want to be for Halloween.

They blow by just about every holiday after Christmas (except for their birthdays, of course) with ALL EYES set on the end of October when they can make-believe into a candy induced-coma.

Confession: I just ate two Milky Ways and two Snickers for breakfast. I stirred one last winning Milky Way into my coffee. I could say I feel guilty stealing their candy, but that would be a bold-faced lie.

For the past few years, they have wanted to dress up around a theme. Which I love so much because, well...let's all hold hands and get along and let there be peace on earth among the masses for just one night.


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Late this past summer, we were all sitting around the kitchen table when I figured we should probably go ahead and nail down whatever it is we were gonna collectively "be" since coordinating five children might require me to actually find a molecule of organization somewhere in my noggin.

"So, buddies. What should we do for Halloween this year?"

Not a moment passed before our Max, our little seven year-old, chimed in:

"But, Mom. We finally got our Leia."

And with those seven words, our Halloween 2013 was born.

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Max couldn't have been happier. Or more proud. I will never forget how much he loved that they were all dressed up to celebrate their FAVORITE movie of all time.

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We were out of town for Halloween on a special trip (more on that soon), but they all dressed up for photos and lightsaber dueling before we left.

And, a front porch photo for Mama is a must.

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Halloween 2013.

It was as if they waited for her.

And, they finally got their Leia.

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  1. This is pretty much one of the sweetest/cutest things ever!!

  2. oh my goodness. This is the cutest thing ever!
    E xx

  3. AHHHH!!! Soo dang cute! Love themed costumes and I gotta hand it to you guys for creativity in figuring out 4-5 coordinating costumes! :) I bet they got an EXTRA lot of candy (to share with Mama!) for all of their collective cuteness!

  4. Oh wow, I love this! Thanks for sharing.

  5. I just wanted to tell you that your blog makes me so happy. I just love it. I can sense how genuine it is, and your love for God shines through it. God bless you and your beautiful family. Those sweet kids are so blessed to have you as their momma. It's so great to see how wonderful parenting can be and to really look at is as the gift that it truly is!!! Thank you for blessing us with your writing... and those sweet pic's of your kiddos!

  6. PS, you make me want to have more kids. ;-)

  7. This made my night! I love your family :)