Halloween Weekend Things

It’s a new week and a new month, but before we dive into November, I want to show you our final October weekend. It was seriously a good one!

Friday started with an apparently tiring breakfast πŸ˜‚ We had exciting evening plans of meeting up for wings with Jenn and Korey at Fire on the Mountain! We hadn’t seen them in way way way too long and it was their first time meeting Dempsey, so that was the sweetest moment πŸ₯° Afterward, Jenn and I text exchanged Justin Bieber and BTS videos. We just get each other, you know??

Joey and I put that very sleepy boy to bed and watched GBBO then went to bed ourselves πŸ™‚

Saturday started with pumpkin French toast. Dempsey was maybe too into it and needed to put the whole plate up to his face πŸ˜‚ While he was down for his nap, Joey and I planted garlic and tulips finally! Hope they all come up in the spring 🀞 It was sooooo nice outside too!

Once Dempsey was up, we all had lunch and then little man and I went to run some errands. First up, turning in my ballot. Never too early to teach your kids about civic duty, right?? The drop off box was at the rec center and there’s a park there as well, so we couldn’t resist stopping to swing, slide and bounce on a teeter-totter. And then we sat in the grass for a bit. He’s very into leaves, so that’s all it takes to entertain him nowadays πŸ˜‚β€ Lastly, we went to the library! I feel like I haven’t read a physical book in soooo long. And Dempsey got a bookmark, so we were both happy.

A bit later, my sis and Wayne came over to watch Demps so Joey and I could go see a movie. We could barely find The Last Duel playing anywhere, but we finally did! I thought all the scenes without Jodie Comer or Ben Affleck were a waste of time, to be honest. But I didn’t think it was bad either. My sis posted this picture of she and Demps doing “fall sh*t” and I love it so much! Very grateful for a loving aunt and uncle to take care of our boy ❀❀❀

Spaghetti squash lasagna for dinner! I roasted the squash earlier in the day and Joey did the rest, so we just had to reheat these in the oven. Dempsey was very into the ground turkey and less into the pieces of spinach πŸ˜‚ He is a great eater for the most part but man does he have a hard time actually swallowing anything green. He keeps trying though! After he went to bed, we looked for something “scary” to watch and came across Titane, which I’d heard of since it won the top prize at Cannes this year. The trailer was crazy, so we went for it and… even two days later, I’m not sure what happened in that movie! It’s given me a lot to think about though.

Happy Halloween! Joey made us all different breakfasts πŸ₯° Then entertained Dempsey by climbing through his tunnel. Let the record show I’ve yet to go through there!

Halloween afternoon fun! Someone was NOT into being in their costume to take a picture with Mom and Dad πŸ˜‚ Once we got him over to Grandma Lori’s though, he was a good sport! Chad got a video of him walking up the sidewalk with his pumpkin in one hand and I definitely feel like crying every time I watch. He’s too cute! Lori got him a light up Snoopy pumpkin engraved with his name and he LOVES it! Onto the next grandparents’ house, where he got a box of 96 crayons. He took some steps while we were there!!!

Halloween evening fun! Post nap, we played, carved pumpkins — yet another time-consuming and incredibly creative carving by me… but not really because it took me about 2 minutes to carve that simple face in πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ and let Dempsey dig his hand into the slimy seeds! Then back into the hot dog costume to try that family photo one more time. Props to the parents who go all out dressing up with their kids because a shirt that says “mustard” on it is definitely the most time and money I’m willing to invest. We took him to a few neighbors’ houses then headed back home for dinner. We heated up leftovers for Demps and pulled out this incredible cheese board for ourselves but then Dempsey wanted to share with us ❀ Turns out he is a huge fan of cornichons!

We put him to bed shortly after dinner and said goodnight to Halloween and “Spooky Season” in general. Last year, he was all of 11 days old on Halloween, so this year he was able to celebrate it a little more and wow, I underestimated just how fun it would be. From leaf peeping, to pumpkin patch visiting, to the Glow at the Gardens, to all the playing we did with our fall decorations to Dempsey’s first birthday to Halloween fun, this fall has been THE BEST. Here’s to many more πŸ™‚

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