This year M seemed to really enjoy Halloween and get into the spooky spirit of it. Having a Mama like me he’ll always be surrounded by spooky goings on at Halloween. I can’t wait until he’s old enough to appreciate a Halloween party or sit down and watch some horror films with me. This year M ended up with 4 Halloween costumes and by extreme coincidence they all turned out to be skeleton outfits. As he was lucky enough to attend a Halloween part before Halloween, he got to wear one of the outfits there. He then wore one to play around the garden, a third was worn whilst trick or treating and the final one was work to our family spooky gathering.
This year my mum invited us to stay at hers over Halloween and we felt it was a great opportunity to take M trick or treating with my niece who lives near my parents. We headed over after work and rushed into some costumes and headed out the door. We have a rule that we only ever knock on doors with Pumpkins outside or Halloween decorations. Quite a few houses had carved pumpkins and some houses were decorated really well. One particular house was Oscar worthy. They’d turned their garden into a graveyard, had a full size robot creepy butler and were sat at a table with goblets and a cauldron. M was amazed and a little spooked, especially by the two guys in head to toe black morph suits. The screams from the teens trick or treating as we finished, could be heard from several roads away.
The day after Halloween my mum threw a little party for us all. My sister and her family were there and my mums cousin and her husband. It was nice to catch up with everyone, eat the lovely treats my sister and niece prepared and also over indulge in the veggie chilli my dad cooked. I also love the effort my mum goes to when decorated for Halloween. My love of Halloween certainly originates from her. Though I do come from a long line of witches *don’t ask*.
Next year C and I hope to be in our own home, so I’ll be decorating our own walls with spooky effects. But it was really fun to help my mum add the finishing touches to her house.
My niece made some awesome Gruffalo and spider cakes. It wasn’t until I was tucking into a Gruffalo cake that I noticed that they really did look like Gruffalo cakes, she’s so clever!
We felt this weekend was the perfect opportunity to snap this months family photo. Last year we shared a spooky family shot quite different to this years. This years was snapped on my DSLR whilst I held it at arms length. I didn’t have my tripod and the light was fading so it was set wide open with quite a high ISO. Due to the nature of a selfie I had no way to see my focal point, but I’m quite glad M ended up being the one in focus. He’s changed so much since last year. He doesn’t stay still for a second, he talks non stop and can be quite the terror at times. But he’s also completely adorable with the biggest softest heart. We had so much fun and are enjoying creating great memories surrounding our favourite celebrations. It’s lovely capturing all these memories to look back on.