Trick or Treat: Halloween Memories

It was one of my favorite Halloweens yet, perhaps because it wasn’t 5 billion degrees, perhaps because we hadn’t seen Poppa since July and he arrived just in time for the evening’s festivities, or perhaps because I was extra aware of how special this is, caught in the little window between two worlds–watching Lainey run ahead with a friend and trick-or-treat without us while still holding little ones’ hands and reminding them to say thank you after KitKats were dropped in their buckets. Whatever the case, I love Halloween so damn much, and Monday night delivered.

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I give you Witch, Mary Poppins and Richard Simmons:

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Some favorites from the evening:

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(Dash doing his “Simmons Dance”)

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This KILLS me.

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This is Richard Simmons:

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And this is Richard Simmons on sugar:

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I think Nella’s favorite part of the evening was coming back to the house, slipping on her nightgown and manning the door for the rest of the evening. Every time the doorbell rang, she ran to push the button on the fog machine and grab the candy bowl.

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And the best part? Examining the loot.

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I hope you all had a fun evening. Scrolling through Instagram after a holiday is always so much fun–I smile until my cheeks hurt. I love seeing families making memories and flying their holiday freak flags. Makes me that much more excited. Now to get this ‘effin candy out of our house.

And you know where we are now? NOVEMBER!!! The next two months are my favorite time to blog. I get the holiday happies, my creative cup starts to runneth over, and this little space becomes a place to hold it all and share it. So many twinkle lights to come.


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  1. All the costumes are adorable…. but Dash’s cracks me up. ha!!

    “Every time the doorbell rang, she ran to push the button on the fog machine and grab the candy bowl.” How sweet.

  2. Cutest costumes ever! Richards Simmons, makes me laugh. I use to work out to his tapes!

  3. Adorable photos of your little one’s !!! I haven’t stopped by your blog in awhile and so glad I did I missed reading :)

  4. love the costumes and poor Nella – how in the world did she carry that big bag? Laney has grown up so much – it is hard for me to believe

  5. All the costumes are great, but OMG Richard Simmons! LOL!!! Fantastic!

  6. Dash cracks me right up dressed like Richard Simmons!

  7. Love!

  8. Looks like magical a night for all! Looking forward to your holiday posts! My mom said to me today infact, “Amy you are so excited for Christmas aren’t you? I don’t understand why you love it so much!” HELLO!! How is that women even my mother. She has no nostalgia or love for tradition anywhere in that body of hers.🙄 She thinks I have too many traditions. 😂 Is there such thing??

  9. I am jealous of the kids not having to wear layers under their costumes, or not having to wear costumes based on how warm they will keep them,lol

  10. How lovely of you to post some of those beautiful pics of your kids having fun… Memories are the only thing that probably will stay forever so we better make then all great.


  11. I love, love your shoes in that picture with Nella. What are they?

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