Halloween!

We  had a super fun Halloween this year! Last year the boys were too little and it was too cold so we stayed in. This year we went out, trick or treated, and went to a party! What a difference a year makes!
First, a few pictures of the boys in their costumes:

James did not really like his costume at first. But he was ok after a few minutes.

And like the good guy that he is, Mason helped Brian pack the cooler.
Mason was the tester when our costumes came in the mail, so here’s a few pics of Mason from a few weeks ago. He was so cute that I left the costume on him for an hour or so. I mean, seriously, how cute is it to look over and see a little dragon playing in the living room?
Our little (big compared to us) cousin Liam came over for Halloween! He’s about 3 months older than MLJ. Before we dressed in our real costumes, we dressed up as quadruplets. Ha! I planned this for a while. Brian said no. I did it anyway.
And Brian made Mason wear a wig too. Gross.
Liam went trick or treating with us too. We even shared our wagon! And Liam shared his candy. We don’t really eat candy. So the boys held candy. And Logan maybe had a few suckers.
We went to just a few houses – down the street and into one long cul de sac. And someone who wasn’t me pulled the wagon. Yay! I just walked around, watched, drank wine, and assisted with getting candy from the houses that left bowls out. Oh and we got some of those teeth that we had when we were little. Remember those? Well they’re extremely uncomfortable. (Oh yeah, I let Brian pick out my costume, so I was a ninja turtle).
Addison and her friend Caroline MADE their own costumes – Mario and Luigi. Too cute! They had so much fun! (The party was for kids and adults).
After trick or treating, the boys went to bed and we stayed for the big people party. These are all my amazing neighbors. Except the lady to my right. I have no idea who that is.
Chesca and I made jello shots too! Apple cinnamon Fireball jello shots. Yum! Brian did NOT approve. Oh well! We made them anyway.
I also earned a new costume as a result of my being a bad influence with the jello shots:
The boys had a Halloween carnival at school on Friday too. They weren’t really big enough for any of the games, but they LOVED the “pumpkin patch.” Mason REALLY liked the pumpkins. They may have all had teeth marks in them when we left. Sorry to the kids who got those pumpkins!

Logan wanted Daddy to hold him. He wasn’t quite sure about the parking lot pumpkin patch.

James picked out a pumpkin all by himself.

Oh and they played the fishing game. Kind of. They were a little dangerous with the fishing pole. Imagine that.

Fun at the Pumpkin Patch

We’ve been going to the pumpkin patch every year since we moved to Arkansas (4 years ago). It’s become a tradition in our house. We missed last year because the boys were so little. So no way we were missing out this year! The boys were so good and I think they had fun! I know I did! And like any good mom, I took TONS of pictures. So these are my favorites!
First we saw the pig races. Yep, they have pig races. I didn’t get any pictures of that though. Oops. I also didn’t take any pictures on the hay ride. Oops again. The rest of the pictures make up for it though!
They had a little petting zoo so we saw the farm animals. The boys really liked them. But Mason REALLY liked them. He kept trying to touch them. Maybe next year buddy.
They also had sunflowers. I LOVE sunflowers!
And this is my favorite picture ever I think. Addison is so beautiful! And she hated me for taking this picture but I love it.
And we got a family picture! Yay! The boys are extremely uncooperative for pictures if you haven’t noticed.
Ok and of course we went to the actual pumpkin patch. You know, where they keep the pumpkins. The boys do NOT like grass or dirt or anything of that nature so this could have gone one of two ways. And I expected the worst. And they surprised me.

And in true Logan fashion, Logan’s bitchy resting face made a special guest appearance (a few times that day actually – and most days really):

Then they got up. Because they’re boys and because they don’t sit still ever. Mason may have fallen over in the dirt. But he was fine. No tears. Just lots of dirty Mason.

And of course we HAD to put them in the wheelbarrow thingy too. They loved it. Can’t you tell?!

And this. So sweet. Best big sister ever.

James got kisses too! He looks a little unsure about it though. This is probably the first time he let Chesca hold him though so maybe this was a little too much at once. Ha! I think it’s adorable.
Brian and Addison rode the cow train. Not me. That thing hurts. And Brian covered his face when I tried to take his picture. He hates me I guess.

The boys had story time during the cow train ride.

Ok almost done! They had swings too though so I put the boys on the swings. Mason loved it. Logan was unsure but not really a fan, and James HATED it. I got pictures of course.
We’ll definitely be back next year!