Halloween Festivities

Last weekend, the farmer’s uncle had a fun little Halloween party at his house. I dressed Peanut up and we toodled on over there.


She was so excited because anytime there’s a family get-together, there’s cousins. And cousins are the best playmates.

This is Kyle.


He’s in first grade. Peanut loves him to pieces.

And this is Caleb, his brother.


He and Peanut will be in the same grade together in school.

Here’s another shot of my sweet little cow.


If you think Peanut never gets tired of Mommy constantly taking pictures, you’d be wrong… Hence the face that says, “Really, Mommy? Really??”

I didn’t dress up for this party, but after getting there, I kinda wished I had. There were some fun costumes!


This is one of the farmer’s uncles. I wish I could have snapped a pic real quick before he put the hat on because on top of that black wig is a pretty little red bow and it looked hilarious!


Then, some of the cast of Duck Dynasty showed up!


Yep, there’s Uncle Si, Willie, and Jase. They were definitely the best part. The farmer was kicking himself that he hadn’t thought of that. He told me later, “Man! We could have been Willie and Korie!” You “guys” looked great. ūüôā Peanut spent the whole night avoiding all of them.


And she couldn’t help but just stare at the lady on the left all evening. That’s one of the farmer’s aunts and she came as “the bag lady.”She’s married to the big guy in the back.

When we received the invitation to the party, the location was “Uncle Robert’s Enchanted Forest.”


He had cleared a path through the woods for everyone to walk through. Or ride through.


It was fun! We later had a little scavenger hunt with the kids through it.

Afterwards, it was pinata time!


More cousins! Peanut stayed on the sidelines for this one.


A for effort!


Child vultures descending on the finally conquered candy. And another fun grown-up costume right out of the 1920’s.

The rest of the evening was spent visiting, eating, sitting around a campfire roasting marshmallows for smores, and, in my case, hitting if off with family I’d never met before. The kids played. The adults talked and laughed. And a great time was had by all.

Signing off,



Peanut was an eskimo¬†for Halloween. However, the reason that I posted this picture was the look on her face. This is the face that Peanut has worn¬† all the Halloweens of her short little life so far. It’s anxiety-ridden and I’m starting to wonder if my child will even like Halloween. The face might also have a little bit to do with this…

My cousin, Alisha, dressed up for Halloween. Alisha¬†has always loved Halloween because it also happens to be her birthday. She dressed up as a nerd and wore this ensemble to work in order to get two paid hours off.¬†U can’t tell from this picture, but she’s got her jeans¬† rolled up at the bottom and hiked up past her belly button held there by checkered suspenders. She looked hilarious. You do “nerd” quite well, Alisha. Quite well. Peanut was probably wondering why Auntie Alisha seemed so out of character.

Here’s about the only smile we got out of her all evening. Of course, it was with Daddy.

Oh look, folks! She came out from behind the camera!”

After we were done at my aunt’s house, we ran over to my mom’s real quick. Landon was a fire dog, but all you can see in my picture is this big, red blur because the kid can’t hold still for 2 seconds. My sister dressed up as a cat. She was going to the Halloween party with Landon.

After Mom’s house, we ended up at our final destination. Ever since middle school, I have been going to my best friend’s parent’s house on Halloween. Her mom makes chili, we visit, and a good time is had by all. Maddi¬†(my best friend) taught me the tasty goodness of scooping up a heaping pile of chili on a Dorito and shoving it in my mouth. I can’t eat chili without Doritos now. It just wouldn’t be right. She also taught me that french fries are really good dipped in ranch (only middle schoolers can get¬†away with eating that without consequences)¬†and that friends don’t care how you look when spaghetti is hanging out of your mouth because you chose not to twirl it around your fork.

Our daughters are 3 months apart, so we thought we’d keep our little Halloween tradition going. They both seem to feel the same way about Halloween. Apparently, it’s for the birds.

Avie was a duck hunter. (That was a really bad joke, guys. I’m sorry.) We did¬†take them trick or treating, though. I felt so silly because when they’re this little, everyone knows that it’s really going to be the parent that eats all the candy. But, this seemed to be the one part of the evening in which the girls remained pretty pleasant. And Maddi and I got to peek at the interior of everyone’s houses. I’m pretty sure this is why I went, anyway. If you see me leering outside your house on Halloween, I’m just getting ideas. I mean you no harm.

Halloween will actually be one thing I miss about living in the city. I love handing out candy. I think it’s so much fun to see all the kids in their costumes. But, I guess I’ll just have to stick to our annual Halloween tradition with our city friends and be glad that right now, Peanut couldn’t care less about candy.


The Girl Who Uses Halloween to Get a Few Decorating Ideas

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Copyright. Breauna Krider. 11/2/11