Halloween In Our New Neighborhood

We made sure to do all the festive things for Halloween this year. We started with a stop at the corner farm stand by our house. We oo-ed and ahh-ed over the baby piggies and cats while we picked out pumpkins! I may have gone a little overboard on the amount of pumpkins we bought, but I was excited to decorate our front porch this year!

We carved a pumpkin for each kid, while Lila crawled around eating raw pumpkin innards. It was funny and disgusting all at the same time. We went to a friend's Halloween party, watched Lucy in her preschool costume parade, read spooky books, and got the kids all dressed up in their costumes for the big night.

We had a great time trick or treating in our new neighborhood, seeing all the other families out and about along the sidewalks. The kid's got more candy than ever before, and they were pretty excited for their stash! With this being our first Halloween in a new house and neighborhood, I think we all felt a bit of longing and nostalgia for our old neighborhood. It was the first time that I really missed it since moving. For some reason, Halloween is one of the things that brings back the most memories and happy thoughts from that home and the people there. Originally, we had talked about going back there to trick or treat down our old street with old friends, but in the end we decided to move on with new traditions and new memories here in our new home.

It seems a little weird, but Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. There is no pressure that comes with giving presents, and the kids have so much pure joy as they run down the street collecting candy. As a parent, that joy is the best thing in the world to witness!

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