Monday, October 31, 2016

Weekending: Happy Halloween!

First of all: 

I'm so excited for this evening with the boys -- Knox's first Halloween and Walker's third! It's going to be a fun time seeing Walker trick-or-treat, Knox very likely despise his costume {ha!} and I'm planning to make my annual Halloween supper of baked potato soup and French bread to devour once the boys are in bed. We got the boys each a book for their little Halloween gift; Walker got this one and Knox got this one, and Walker is going to have his breakfast on a little "Trick-or-Treat" plate I found in Target's Dollar Aisle. I love holidays, but especially with these two little guys who just make them that much sweeter. 

But now, onto our weekend! 

-FRIDAY we...

+Baked pumpkin muffins {using this recipe}, and had enough batter leftover to make a yummy bundt cake!

+ Opened the door to find Walker's sweet little friends had left a yummy "just because" Halloween treat from one of our favorite bakeries on our porch! I'm so thankful for good friends for my boys {and me}!

+ Welcomed Brandon home with open arms! It was so good to have him home and all of us under one roof.

+ Made this for supper and caught up on "This is Us" and "Modern Family" after the boys went to bed.  


+ Were up and at 'em {#becausekids} and I just couldn't get enough of these two precious boys in their matching orange and white jammies watching "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!" It seriously was everything my fall Saturday morning dreams were made of.  

+ Waited for Brandon to go early vote, which only took him about 10 minutes! Yay for having a state that does early voting! 

+ Carved a jack-o-lantern for the boys while listening to the "Ghostbusters" theme song, "Thriller" and "Monster Mash." This is one of my favorite traditions! Walker had very strict specifications for his jack-o-lantern this year: a 'W' for a mouth and triangle eyes. Brandon was happy to oblige. ;)  

+ Watched the pathetic Baylor game, and finally pulled down the jumperoo from the attic for Knox during halftime. I haven't been ready for my last baby to be big enough for this yet {because I'm definitely not rushing any of the stages}, but he absolutely loved it and got a big kick out of it. And of course, big brother was mad he couldn't get in and jump, too. Ha!

+ Made this delicious meal for supper, which is definitely going on the meal rotation! 

+ Had my blogging friend-turned real-life friend Gentel and her husband Keith over to visit since she was in town for a conference. It was so fun catching up over some drinks and flipping between college football and the World Series on TV. Love spending time with good friends! 

-SUNDAY we...

+ Went to church, and then came home for leftovers and lots of relaxing. If you follow me on Snapchat or Instagram Stories, you saw that sweet Knox didn't sleep in the church nursery at all yesterday morning. So, he spent some time in my lap and enjoyed seeing himself in my phone's screen... 

...and then was totally zonked out on my lap a few minutes later. And then he proceeded to take a three-hour nap in his crib. ALL THE PRAISE HAND EMOJIS! This little dude is a much, much better sleeper than his brother was at this age and I'm so thankful for that! {And to BabyWise!} 

+ While I stayed home with Knox and got what felt like our entire closet ironed, Brandon took Walker to Great Wolf Lodge to swim in/play on their indoor water park! Gentel gave us their passes since they stayed there for her conference and weren't going to use them, and Walker absolutely loved it. L-O-V-E-D it!

+ Made this for supper, which was an epic fail: too salty, needed to add a meat and it just used practically every pot/pan in my kitchen. Sigh.  

+ Watched the Cowboys game, and I couldn't hang and called it an early night. #imold

I hope y'all have a fabulous {safe} Halloween!

Linking up with Biana 



  1. The books are a great idea and that is too cute that Walker's friends left a treat on your porch. I cannot wait for Halloween next year so that I can dress up Rory and take her trick-or-treating with her cousin! We already made plans to take her trick-or-treating in my sister's neighborhood next year and she isn't even born yet- ha! Can you tell that I'm a person who loves to plan? And we already have the costume theme down too (unless we change it)- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Have fun tonight!

  2. I can't wait to see all the fun you guys get up to for Halloween tonight!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. Happy Halloween! Your snaps were soo cute this morning! That is so fun they went to Great Wolf Lodge. Me and my sister were just talked about making a weekend trip there next year with all the kids!

  4. Love the picture of the boys watching Charlie Brown in their jams! So sweet :)

  5. sweet pictures.
    love the boys orange pj's
    you used painters tape to keep the tarp down while cutting the pumpkin... that is so me!

  6. Sounds like a great weekend! Happy Halloween!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  7. Looks like a great weekend! I love that your friend dropped off treats just because! I need to do that more often with my friends nearby!

  8. The pumpkin carving, the pumpkin muffins - I love how festive you guys were this weekend! Can't wait to see pictures from tonight!

  9. What a fantastic weekend!! Those snaps of Knox falling asleep after church were so funny! That indoor water park sounds like a blast! So sweet of your friend to give you their tickets!


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