Around 5:30, we suited up our blonde child and our redhead child in their bumble bee costumes! I saw these costumes at Marshalls a couple months ago, thought they were cute, and scooped them up! I’ve never been one to dwell too much on costumes. Something cheap and easy is a winner in my book!
We planned on putting her in the wagon and just walking up and down the street a few times, but Jamie got excited and wanted to go to a few houses. He obviously didn’t have to twist my arm. 🙂
We went around to a few houses for about 45 minutes. We let Miss Independent climb all of the stairs herself, ring the doorbells, and pick out a piece of candy if she wanted. We were quick to let our neighbors know that we really only had our 11 month old out trick-or-treating so that we could meet them! It was fun.
Right before we went to our last house, Jamie’s dad showed up. He works at Fort Leavenworth (about 2.5 hours away), but since he got off a little early he decided to drive straight over and see Hadley. When he came walking up, we told Hadley that Papaw dressed like Daddy for Halloween. 🙂
When we came back in, Hadley was excited to facetime with my parents for a little while before she went to bed. She crashed hard! Jamie’s throat was starting to hurt from the surgery after she went to bed, so he was more than ready to relax! I ran to a little grown up Halloween shindig on the next street over for about an hour before coming home and crashing hard myself. Fun day!
Saturday morning was glorious simply because nobody got out of their pajamas until around 2 when we got ready to head down the street to a KSU vs. OSU tailgate. We haven’t had a morning just to veg like that in f o r e v e r. We had a blast at the tailgate and enjoyed the company of new friends. Hadley was cracking us up with her interest in the cornhole boards. She also loved eating her first hotdog! We headed home shortly before the game started to de-thaw, put Had to bed, and catch the evening games.
On Sunday, we were up by 6 because the time change is a joke to babies. 😉 We went to the 9:45 service at church (we think we found our new church home – finally!), and enjoyed another day of cleaning up around the house and relaxing.
After two months of living here, Manhattan is starting to feel like (dare I say) home every day. Though my heart’s in my hometown in Alabama, Kansas really isn’t so bad. 🙂
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