Our Halloween celebrations stretched themselves out over a full two months, that's getting some serious mileage out of those costumes right? We had Winston's preschool parade, backwards trick or treating at a nursing home with our play group, Cosette's Joy School parade and performance, a church Trunk or Treat, and then actual Halloween. Whew! I was really grateful no one's costume involved face paint. I think my favorite moment of it all was carving our pumpkin and hearing Cosette serenade us with spooky songs and Winston's killer dance moves to Thriller. I handed out glow sticks at the church trunk or treat and little cups of hot chocolate on actual Halloween because I'm one of those moms who just gets so sick of too much candy! I read an article by a dietician this year though about how to manage it and I loved what she had to say: on Halloween and the day after, let them go crazy and eat all they want. After that, candy may be eaten after meals and during snack time. If they can follow the rules, they get to be in charge of their own candy bag, but if the rules get broken, the bag goes to mom for safe keeping. Smart! We were so lucky to have Kara visiting for the festivities, an extra set of hands makes all the difference for me these days. Happy Halloween!