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Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 in Desserts, Family Fun | 8 comments

Halloween Fun

Call me crazy, but I’m a little excited about Halloween being over because now I feel as though I can embrace all things Christmas. I love October and the start of all things fall, but the Andrews’ household will be lucky if we make it 2 more weeks without our Christmas stuff coming out. I love Halloween and I adore Thanksgiving, but Christmas is my favorite and I like to soak up the holiday season for as long as possible. I would like to say to all you people out there who hate seeing Christmas stuff on display in September, “I’m sorry.” I Β am the problem. I bought egg nog today.

But before I start trying to spread Christmas cheer and singing loud for all to hear (Seriously. Sorry. I can’t help myself.), let me back up and at least show you that we did celebrate Halloween.

10731162_10204227121491881_6944447816465625790_nAtlas was the most adorable elephant I’ve ever seen.

DSC_3137He marched in a Halloween parade, passed out candy to trick-or-treaters and had a blast running up and down our street.


DSC_3175Funny story from Halloween: We ordered Atlas’ costume over a month ago because we are awesome parents. However, we never tried it on him until 1 hour before we were getting ready to leave to go to the Halloween parade because we are stupid. It almost didn’t fit him. It was like he was rocking under armour. Valuable piece of advice –> Make your kid try their costume on before the actual holiday.

DSC_3143It all worked out though and the kid had a blast.

Atlas actually slept until 9:30 on Saturday morning and we were convinced he was dead because our child never sleeps past 7. I must have asked Dave 5 times, “Do you think he was kidnapped? Do you think he stopped breathing? Do you think he had an allergic reaction to the Snickers he ate last night?” We finally went in to check on him and installed his drop cam as soon as he woke up (his room is pretty much finished being decorated. Yay!). I think I may take him trick or treating every night for the rest of his baby life if it makes him sleep until 9:30. I wonder if I could get our neighbors down with that?

And then because we didn’t eat enough sugar on Friday, I made these.

hersheys-premium-cupcake-mix-smoresNot too bad for a box mix. And then we got doughnuts this morning to eat while we cheered on the NYC marathon runners. I’m actually craving a salad if that is any indicator of just how much sugar I consumed this weekend. But I ran 6 miles today, so that has to = roughly 6 pumpkin reese’s, right?

Don’t answer that last question.

I hope you had a Happy Halloween and your week is off to a great start!


  1. Haha, I started listening to Christmas Pandora yesterday so I am totally with you. It’s the most wonderful time of the year πŸ˜‰ And as far as weekend treats go, I was just thinking how I need to have a smoothie today to balance out Saturday and Sundays margaritas, haha!
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  2. Looks like yAll had a wonderful Halloween. He is the cutest elephant I’ve ever seen. And finally I hope he sleeps until 9:30 when I come. Ha. That’s amazing. See you all soon

  3. I am craving a salad too, its time to sugar detox hahahah.

    I love Atlas’s costume, adorable!

  4. Thank you for this honest post. First time momma of an 8 month old and agree 1000% percent. Although being a mom is wonderful, it is absolutely nothing like i imagined and is sooooooo much harder.

  5. Your posts are always so fun to read because you’re so honest & witty all at the same time. Love!

    Haha. Yep, trying on a costume would be good ahead of time….we also didn’t try it on earlier. Luckily it was a piece that just slipped on plus tights & a onesie, but still….lesson learned πŸ˜‰

    She did not sleep in extra, but she usually sleeps until 8 anyways. 930 though?! LUCKYYYYY
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  6. Oh my gosh for whatever reason your posts haven’t been coming in Blog Lovin! I have missed you. Love Atlas’s costume, and you look awesome in that dress, scarf, and boots. Honestly, cutest Halloween parent, ever! haha
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  7. that is the cutest halloween outfit πŸ™‚

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