SOOOOO many things happened this past weekend. Crazy. Must recap.
We did some "spooky" shopping on Thursday night to get ready for the weekend and our little "Pot Roast" devoured her pot roast (and looked dang stylish doing it!).
On Friday, we had a dilemma. The kiddos had their Halloween party at school from 3-4PM and at the same time we had our annual Spooktacular at my work where all the kids come in and trick or treat. Pretty much last year, coming to mom's work for trick or treating was Charlie's favorite thing in the world. He has been begging to come back to work with me and do that (obviously it's not that much fun every day....). So when it came down to it, I let him decide what he wanted to do and guess what? He said to skip his school party and he and Maddie would come visit me. Sold.
I didn't take any pictures because following these two hooligans around my office making sure that they literally didn't take ALL the candy (i.e. Maddie) or break an office window with the Donatello bow staff (i.e. Charlie) was enough work. I do with I would have gotten a video of just how fast Miss Maddie picked up on trick or treating - it was pretty impressive actually. She figured out fast that all she has to do was flash a quick smile, grab a handful of candy and run to the next person.
But we did make the twitter feed picture!! And check out those amazing cupcakes that one of the girls I work with made - WOW!
That night, we had Jimmy's brothers and their family's over to watch the Royal's game. It was game 3 of the World Series and the only game that they lost (so you know we are not having a watch party ever again - bad luck!). Very casual with hot dogs, pizza and some snacks. Our kiddos stayed up WAY too late but had SO much fun with their cousins.
LOOK at this picture of Maddie (I posted this on Instagram too). But seriously. I couldn't find Maddie and then looked in the dining room and she was in the pop up school bus with three of her older cousins and a bazillion stuffed animals just giggling away. Nothing better!!!
The next day - OUR KIDS SLEPT IN UNTIL 8:45. Let's mark this day in history because that has NEVER happened. Ever. After everyone was up, we ran some errands and then Jimmy headed off to his last football game during naptime. I'm not going to lie, while I know he really liked coaching, I'm secretly glad it's over with. Man oh man it's good to have him back home every week night and will be nice to have him for a full Saturday!!!
Then at 4PM, my parents came over and we went up to our pool area to help set up for our neighborhood Halloween fun!! I volunteered Jimmy to be in charge of the music - he was so excited! Ha. But seriously, our mom's committee did such a great job this year. Totally helped that it was on a Saturday, but so much better than years past with dinner there, lots of games and a fun parade (versus just walking aimlessly through the pool parking lot and leaving like the past 2 years). And btw - apparently like every kid in our neighborhood was a ninja turtle!! They were everywhere!
We attempted to get a family photo at the "photo area", but the sun wasn't doing us any favors. So this was the best we could get (thanks Aunt Lulu for taking ANOTHER family pic!).
After the parade, we headed over to our friend's house down the street. They host a chili/soup every year and we were excited to be invited...but no one was more excited than Charlie and Kate. These two. They just love each other so much and it's adorable. The good news is that I love her parents too - so what better combo can you get? We got to eat with them and go trick or treating too with Kate and big sister Emma. Maddie was in the stroller and not wanting to sit still for these pictures!
We walked down lots of streets and visited more friends until we were all just pooped. Maddie and Jimmy went home to put her to bed (another late night!) and we finished out the rest of the street on the walk back to Kate's house. I wish I would've gotten a video of them rushing to trick or treat. It was so cute. Charlie LOVED it so much. Which was so fun to see. He told everyone "trick or treat" and made sure to yell at them "thank you for the candy" every time and then proceed to tell us how he said thank you. Haha. Then we were eavesdropping on he and Kate walking and her dad said he heard Charlie randomly say "I love you, Kate" and she looked at him and said "AH - I love you too, Charlie". I mean so cute, right?
I came home to this guy watching the Royal's game in the garage passing out candy!
And guess what??!! They WON!
And then Sunday (right, it was just Sunday!?).
Well the Chiefs were playing in London, so they started at 8:30AM, which was the perfect reason to break out bloody mary's and mimosas, right?? Plus it was daylight savings so we technically got an extra hour of sleep. HA. Turns out that I forgot to reset Charlie's light up alarm clock - so when it turned green at 5:30 instead of 6:30, there was just no explaining that to Charlie. So he sat and watched movies on our phone while we slept #parentingproblems
At 10AM, my college friends, kids and husbands came over to have a little post-Halloween party. Seriously, we don't get together enough but even less do we get a chance to get all our kiddos together. And it was so fun. Not to mention November 1 was the PERFECT day to break in the new backyard. All the kids had so much fun. We enjoyed a simple brunch and I just love talking to everyone. Miss them so much.
Even funnier was watching our kids play! My favorite part was when I came outside to 4 of our boys "fighting" over the baseball tee. Love them.
And then I forced everyone to take a picture. Which is easier said than done.
However, Maddie and Will seemed to be ready to go!
Then the rest of them joined and it was just pure crazy!!!
And guess what? There were actually 5 more kiddos that couldn't be there (Caroline, Jack, Kenley, Bowen and Autumn) - with 3 more on the way!!! WHAT?! We multiply. Next year - 20 kids?!
And then Samuel tried to grab Maddie's hair....
And then his foot went in the air and Maddie's face. Oh my.
Nash wanted nothing to do with sitting on the couch #toughbeingone
And then we had to snap a shot of Charlie and Nash since they were twinning it up!!!! SO cute!
What happened next? Besides passing out?
Well, we went on a gorgeous walk while Jimmy went over to clean up all the leaves in my dad's yard. Seriously - November 1 was PERFECT weather.
And then we stayed up SUPER late to watch what had not been done in THIRTY years. Yes, 30 years. We watched the Royals win the world series in 12 innings. It was crazy. Jimmy was on cloud nine. But don't worry, the celebration for that was far from over!!! More to come.
Hope you guys had a great Halloween weekend!!!