Halloween as a parent is one of the most fun times! Noah is at the best age for it and Ryan does anything Noah does so she was happy to follow along. On Halloween last year Noah told me he wanted to be a white tiger next year for Halloween. He stuck with that choice all year - but just to be safe I waited to order his costume until about 2 weeks before Halloween (yes, I pay for my kids costumes - I am not crafty so they can be whatever they want that costs $30 or less) :) I know my time is limited to pick the kids costumes for them so I wanted to pick something for Ryan to go along with a white tiger. It finally hit me - a ring leader/lion tamer! One of my friends had actually dressed her daughter as a ring leader for her second birthday and I was able to get the costume from her! It was perfect!
We started our night at Nathan's parents house showing off the kids costumes and getting Halloween goodies :) Noah doesn't eat candy so the banana and stickers that Meme put in his bag was perfect! We then went to my moms where we brought chili and we met up with all of my family to eat and go trick-or-treating. My mom lives in a subdivision so it is a perfect place to trick-or-treat. Noah doesn't like any kind of candy but he loves to knock on peoples doors and say "Trick-or-Treat" and "Tank ew" :) Of course Ryan was right behind him repeating everything he says :)
It was pretty cold so we only walked to the end of the street and then headed back to get ready to head home. Noah informed me I was the best mom ever and that he loved Halloween so I would say that it was a success.
Saturday morning I ran a 5k! It was my first one to run in 15 years - since I ran Cross Country in high school. I have been training using the couch to 5k app just to keep healthy and it seemed to work great. I ran the entire time, never stopped or walked and never got a side pain. The turn out for the race was not huge, but perfect for my first race in a long time. I got 1st place in my age division and 2nd overall! I had ran the exact same route a few days earlier and it took me about 10 more minutes than it did on race day, so Nathan and the kids got to the race right as I was getting done (since I told him it would take me longer). He and the kids made me the cutest signs to hold up - they are the best :) I don't think I will be doing any more until the Spring, but hope to run a few more then. Maybe I have finally found a hobby besides raising kids ;)
We also made some Halloween cookies that day - it is the little things that get the kids so excited :)
Sunday after church Nathan said he wanted us to all get out of the house and spend some time together so we loaded up the kids and went to dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings and then a little shopping :) The kids were good and we all actually got to eat our meals and Noah (who won't stop growing) got some pants that actually touch his shoes :) It was the perfect end to our weekend.