We had such a festive Halloween ’round here!! Mazen LOVED it. He’s at that perfect age for holidays now, and he had a great time from breakfast to bedtime.
I started the day with a smoothie –
And then snapped a few pictures at the preschool Halloween parade. All the kids walk through in their costumes. It’s the cutest event all year! Mazen spent the day going “Woooooooo” like a ghost!
I worked through the morning and rested my legs after Sunday soccer. Mondays are my new favorite day of the week because I take a total rest day, although I usually get in some walking to the school and back, which is good to stretch!
Lunch at home was leftovers from the night before – panko turbot (this was the best fish I’ve had all year!), sautéed spinach with melted feta, and Red, Hot, Blues.
After I picked M up from school, we relaxed for a bit before getting back into costume to head to the University of Virginia lawn. Karen made Mazen’s costume this year, and he got a lot of compliments on his spooky tassels. He refused the white face paint we had planned, but we settled on some dark eyes.
The Lawn is always crazy and chaotic, but I think it’s worth the trip to see all the funny and creative costumes. Many of the students dress up too. I saw a great Mary Poppins, and a hilarious baby in a carrier dressed as Hodor from Game of Thrones.
We met some of our friends and went through the trick-or-treating loop.
When we got home with a Darth Vadar full of candy, we went to just a few houses on our street. Mazen LOVED trick-or-treating. He kept saying “This is so fun Mommy!!” He didn’t even care about the candy as much as greeting people and going into ghost mode.
When we returned home, we greeted a handful of trick-or-treaters at our house. I think we had the most visitors ever in my adult life – a good two dozen or so. It was a super fun, and Mazen’s face lit up every time our doorbell rang!
I made some chicken with rice and cauliflower (a Cook Smarts recipe!) after bedtime and had a few mini candy bars for dessert!
Hope you all had a happy Halloween! And a very happy birthday to my dad today!!