Halloween Weekend Recap

After work on Friday, we decided to try and grab an early dinner not at home. We decided to take the baby to a Mexican restaurant not far from home. We were there for a happy hour which was great timing because there were lots of other kids. 

 We ate fast, but it felt good to be out. It's so weird that in just 5 weeks we've gotten very used to spending a lot more time at home, that now when we are out, it actually feels weird/scary. I think that means we just need to do it more so that it becomes no big thing for all of us ;)

Saturday morning after a run for Joel and Roscoe and baths for Leo and Roscoe, we got everyone dressed up for the big day.

We hung out at home most of the day watching football (Hawkeye and Vol victories!!) - but I did get a chance to sneak away for a mani/pedi which was awesome.

That evening we took a long walk in the neighborhood to check out the decorated houses and cute trick or treaters.

When we got home, we had chili, read a Halloween book, and got in as much sleep as we could with our first daylight savings time with a kid. 

Sunday we got brave and decided to take Leo back to church. Our church is just a few blocks away from our house, so I stuck him in the Solly and we walked over figuring we could be home in two minutes if we really had to be. 

I spent most of the service standing (and swaying) in the back, but it was actually kind of fun to be standing in the back room with all the other mom's. 

After a stop at home, we hit the grocery store for the week and spent the rest of the afternoon watching football and FaceTiming with my family.

My parents had all of my aunts, uncles and cousins over to make apple pies, so it was a great chance for them to all "see" Leo - who is on the polka dot ipad in case you can't tell. I screenshotted these from a snapchat video my cousin Gia took. 

We grilled out Sunday night and just relaxed together as a family. It was a really great weekend and it's officially acceptable to play Christmas music!

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  1. I am so excited about Christmas! it looks like a great weekend, and I loved how your family could see Leo from afar!

  2. So encouraged to see you two getting out and about with your Leo. So often I feel like parents forget to do the things they enjoy or feel like they have to stay home and miss out on grown up stuff. I feel it's like ripping off a band-aid the first time and only gets easier as you get more experienced. Strap that baby to ya and go grab yourself a cocktail.

  3. Don't worry you'll start going out a lot more soon, it's only been 5 weeks :) There is a great point from about 3 months until 12 months when going out is so fun and the baby is easily occupied then it sucks from about 1yr-2yr and then 2yr olds are easy to keep busy and distracted :) Love his little Halloween outfit and your family all ohh and ahh over him on facetime.