Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat

We had a great Halloween! We leaned into Remi’s love of Paw Patrol and went as the whole gang.

We got ready at home and had some extra time, so we played outside. Our Marshall was looking mighty cute!


We were Chase and Skye.  I made our vests from just standard fleece vests, but I bought the tags and hats on Etsy.


The wings also came from the lady who made the pup tags. Remi LOVES having wings to use for dress up.


Mimi was Rubble and Caitlyn got in the fun as Everest.


Gigi (as Rocky) was already at church helping to set up, but we were happy to find her!


It was realllly cold, so our church moved the Trunk or Treat inside the gym. Still SO fun to see all our friends and get candy!

Here’s the whole Paw Patrol Halloween crew!


Each booth had a big thing of candy. She really loved when she got to choose her own treats.


These are Gigi’s life group girls. They are so sweet to our Remi. They had a cute farm booth.


But the highlight was this stick horse to ride- it was Tyler’s from his childhood!


And our Chick-fil-a set up there giving our cows. She loved that, too.


Toy Story was by far the most popular costume. We saw LOTS of Buzz and Woody boys. But we loved hanging with our friends, who were Jessie, Woody, and Buzz.


We had so much fun together! I’m thankful for a community that comes together for things like this.


I always say I love our town the most on the 4th of July, Halloween and the Christmas parade. It just feels like small town perfection.

Halloween Festivities

Halloween Festivities

We had so much Halloween fun (which Remi would call “spooky,” her new favorite word!) that I have to split it into two posts.

For starters, we decided last minute to have an 80s Halloween Dance Fitness class. I emailed the ladies at work that come to the class, and Jenise and Becca showed up in style. It was fun to dress up in the middle of the work day and have a little extra fun!


We went on Tuesday to see our favorite baby girl, cousin Hattie! She’s getting SO big and Remi had fun playing with her. (This isn’t entirely Halloween related, other than it happened Halloween week).


At school, they hosted a Halloween party. I didn’t want her to wear her real costume, so Mimi came through with this awesome “Mr. Incredibles” dress. Remi loves watching The Incredibles. But funny girl- she saw this dress and said “I love it, but I need a Mr. Incredibles bow!” So I had my friend add an Incredibles logo to a big cheer bow.

Then we needed a mask. I had a black Zorro mask, but it was too big for her face. So then I tried cutting the elastic from it and making a soft one out of felt…but like Goldilocks, it was too small.

Thankfully, I remembered her pink superhero mask, and that did the trick.


We were able to dress up for work. We decided as a big team (of 70+ people) to do “Time Machine” and dress decades. Some people did other fun things, but here’s our work team.

I loved the people from Whoville! And then the group to the right were 70s Wheel of Fortune- so fun!

We had some 90s girls and the Village People and some cats. Love it all!


Becca and I were hippies. Peace!


After school and worked, we stopped by the nursing home to trick or treat from the residents, and Remi loved the “spooky” decorations!


Then we went home to get ready for the big event!

Halloween Potluck

Halloween Potluck

We gathered our friends for a little Halloween potluck. We made easy snack foods for dinner and let the kids play- bouncy house, football, swing set.

And of course, we had to dress up!  We are the Paw Patrol (Skye, Marshall and Chase)


With Rubble and Rocky! (Caitlyn will join us for actual Halloween, too!)


The kids painted pumpkins….


And bobbed for apples (which isn’t as fun or easy as it was when I was a kid! ha!)


Remi’s masterpiece!


We wanted to do smores but didn’t want to make a big bonfire, so we had a food-safe roasting log on our grill (our fire pit got a hole in it). Staci was an expert marshmallow roaster for the kids.


We played until dark and ended the night with 4-wheeler rides around the yard. So much fun!

More Fall Fun

More Fall Fun

We’ve had a season of struggling a bit with Remi. She’s shown extreme defiance, and some days are hard. But there are also sweet, fun moments where she’s just the best.

We cling to those. 🙂

She’s obsessed with the fall decorations outside her daycare. She’s asked to take pictures with them often.


We had a fun morning getting ready for her school pumpkin patch visit. We are wearing a dress from our cousin’s new kid’s boutique- Hattie’s Hanger (check it out mommas!)


I was able to take my lunch break and go with her. It was so fun. She kept hugging me and saying “My mommas here!” Her daycare owner set up a hayride and pumpkin patch at her house- so it was a controlled environment and very laid back for the kids.

Remi LOVED it.


Some of her sweet little friends!


And it’s not a daycare event without them taking fun pictures!


Another “Take my picture, momma!”


We went one fun Friday night to a Paw Patrol Meet and Greet at a local game room. They had Marshall and Chase, and she was SO EXCITED to meet them. Big hugs for her friends!


And big smiles!


And of course, we had to play after! Mimi and Caitlyn made the game room super fun. After we played, we had dinner and then Remi wanted to spend the night with them- so momma got a night to herself (daddy was off hunting).