October 31

In our house, growing up, Halloween always meant Dad’s birthday, so I associate the day more with him than with candy and ghosts. Happy birthday, Dad! We love you! Enjoy your birthday in Morocco! Glad you are keeping your spirit of adventure as you get older. 🙂

At our house, we see it as an excuse to dress up. Last year, we had a really fun party; this year we didn’t do much advance planning so I challenged the girls to come up with their own creative costumes and come to dinner dressed up.


Claire came as a hamburger.


Eliza had some help from Daddy to transform into a banana tree.


And Silas was a dragon in his deconstructed punching toy that conveniently just lost it’s air.

We had a candlelit chicken and mashed potatoes dinner and Tom and I told our “scariest” childhood stories (you know Tom couldn’t resist the temptation to jump out from under Claire’s bed later that night. :)). Claire helped me make kettle corn for the “candy” aspect of the holiday and that was about it for the festivities.

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