Halloween was so much fun this year! I made my life 100 times harder, and decided to make Georgia and Lanes costumes again this year. Lucky for me, we are currently still living with my mom, and she literally did Georgia's entire costume! It is the most incredible Rapunzel costume, ever! I don't think I could have pulled these costumes off without her. Actually I know I definitely would not have been able to. We had a crazy month in October because Mike and I took a trip to SPAIN the week before Halloween! I have to write a post on Spain, maybe even 5 posts, it was incredible. Anyway, because I knew I wouldn't be able to work on the costumes the week before, it was so helpful to have my mom helping out. Leona wore a costume of Georgia's from a few years ago. It was so cute, every time someone said, "well look at you" or something like that she would just say, "I'M WITCH. I'M WITCH." She wanted to be very clear to everyone that she was dressed as a witch. It was so stinking cute. Lane was the tough guy in his Thor costume. He has the cutest little voice, I hope I never forget his voice as a little boy. He has a hard time pronouncing certain sounds, like the "L" sound and the "TH" sound. Anytime someone would ask what he was going to be he would say, "I'm going to be four!" But of course was trying to say, "THOR". It was really confusing for people, so I had to explain that he was going to be Thor, a lot. They all looked so adorable. Mike and I even got into the fun and dressed up as Batman and Alice in Wonderland.
We took the kids trick or treating at Mikes work in the late afternoon. Digicert really went all out and decorated all of their respective "pods" with a different theme. The kids loved it, and they made out like bandits with buckets full of candy. After Digicert, we went down to the Alpine Main Street trick or treat! My parents came with us, and we got to go around to all the local little businesses in Alpine for some candy. The weather was so beautiful that day, which made walking around outside so enjoyable. Most of my Halloween memories as a kid consisted of my mom putting an entire snow ensemble over my costume, so no one even knew what I was. I'm glad our kids have enjoyed nice weather on their Halloweens. After the Alpine trick or treat, we came home to eat some chili before setting off to our old neighborhood in Lehi to meet our friends, the Olson's. It was actually kind of hard going back to our neighborhood to trick or treat. I got out of the car and immediately thought to myself, this is a mistake. But then once we got going, I found that I really enjoyed seeing my old neighbors again. Even though it gave me a huge dose of home sickness, it also made me happy to reconnect with the friends and neighbors I have been missing.