Before I review our fun family halloween, you can see photos of an adult costume party that my sister and I had the pleasure of photographing (and dressing up for) this weekend. Check out The Strut Blog here and I promise you will be entertained
Yesterday was Halloween, and we actually did an activity with Alana for the first time! Since she was born we’ve just stayed home on Halloween evenings and handed out candy to trick-or-treaters, knowing she was really too young to appreciate an outing.
But this year Alana was well aware of Halloween, whether it be store decorations, a plethora of candy everywhere, or costumes lining the aisles of the stores we visited. And so, Rich and I decided that this year, we’d go ahead and do some fun family-friendly halloween-related activities.
I actually had two costumes for Alana that have been hanging in her closet for months. This one, a TinkerBell outfit, I bought while we were in Fort Lauderdale over the summer and the Disney Store was having a sale. So my mom and I snatched it, not knowing whether I’d find another one as cute that was her size once we needed it!
We didn’t really “need” it (I had another costume that was a gift), but she wore it all morning anyway. We just spent family time going to breakfast together, running some errands, and then coming back home to rest before our church’s event started. Alana was very excited to wear it, and Rich grabbed some pictures of her in it:
This cowgirl hat has nothing at all to do with her outfit but she wanted to wear it anyway
Then in the evening, Alana got dressed in her bumblebee costume and we headed to our church, Calvary Chapel, for some Harvest Night fun!
Rich grabbed a few photos of Alana before we left the house:
(she LOVES airplanes)
And then I took over once we got to church. Alana was a little overwhelmed since she’d never done anything like this before. Outside there were games set up for the kids to play (and to win candy) and inside the sanctuary it was a madhouse of inflatable game fun
Here’s Alana with her first trick-or-treating bucket
Thank you for this sweet photo, babe!
I love this image that Rich took of Nathan and the kids! We were so sad that Amber could not be there too. She is still recovering from a recent car accident
Trying out some of the candy
Aunt Pixie and Uncle Nick came too!
Excitement (which turned into subsequent exhaustion)!