Saturday, November 5, 2016

Sara's First Halloween

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays for as long as I can remember. When I was young, I loved helping to decorate the house, picking out a costume, and going trick or treating! Afterwards, I would watch scary movies and Halloween specials on television.

This year, with a new baby, we happily included her in the festivities. I decorated the house, as this is one of my favorite activities, and I always go all out! I included a grave yard, pumpkins, bats, and some hanging ghouls. I even added a fog machine this year, although I will admit, wasn't the best, and I'll have to find a better one next year. But even so, we still got a lot of compliments on the decorations!

One of the activities that Mark and I have enjoyed doing since we've been together is going to a corn maze and pumpkin patch. There are two near our home, Stocker Farms and Thomas Family Farms. This year, we chose Stocker's because their theme was the Peanuts Great Pumpkin. We dressed Sara in one of her two costumes, as Pikachu, and loaded her into her Bjorn so I could wear her in the maze. She was so darn cute in that little outfit, and got so many compliments! October is the start of the rainy season here in Western Washington, so the ground was very muddy and slippery, so I had to be extra careful with my little one strapped to my chest, but we still had a blast! Sara fell asleep almost immediately, and Mark and I navigated the maze using Peanuts themed trivia questions as clues to which way to go at various checkpoints throughout the maze. After about an hour of slushing through the corn, we finally solved it, and made it to the end!

Next, we wandered around the pumpkin patch, where Sara finally woke up, and was looking around, taking in all of the new sights, and all of the people. We also checked out the Family Fun Park, which is part of the farm, where they have all kinds of games and activities for the kiddos to enjoy. We will definitely have to bring Sara back when she's older, and I'm sure she'll have a blast! It was starting to rain again, so Mark and I shared some mini frosted donuts, and headed home for the day.

When Halloween night finally arrived, we were excited for Sara to greet all of the little ghosts and ghouls who would be coming to the door. We dressed her in her second costume, a Starfleet Captain, and got all of the candy set up. It turned out to be a rainy night (of course) but Sara had a good time, none the less, and even stared down a kid or two, lol!

After the last little goblin graced our doorstep for the night, we retired  upstairs to the bonus room to enjoy some Halloween faves on TV such as Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare before Christmas, and of course, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! It was a great holiday, and we had so much fun celebrating it with our little munchkin!


  1. Congratulations on the new blog! We actually went trick-or-treating with Molly on he first Halloween. I know, I'm sure everyone knew as soon as they saw us that Justin and I were planning to eat all the candy, but still, it was fun. Our newest Halloween tradition is watching a scary movie with the girls on Halloween, though I'm discovering that they are really hard to scare. We watched The Ring this year, which gave me nightmares when I first saw it, and they were bored. Oh well, we'll try harder next time. Can't wait to read your next post.

    1. Thanks!I was thinking about taking Sara to a few houses, but ended up not going out. We didn't get as many kids this year, so we have lots of candy left. The Ring creeped me out too when I first saw it. So did the Grudge.


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