This post is intentionally not titled “Halloween”.

I have decided that I don’t like Halloween.  In the past, I have enjoyed pumpkin patch pictures, carving jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin seeds, making fall treats, dressing up and trick or treating!  All of the above!

This time around, though, all I’ve done is stress about candy, HFCS, dyes, gluten, soy, and how to keep all of that to a minimum.  I’ve felt guilty about not feeling up to going to the pumpkin patch.  We didn’t even buy a pumpkin to carve.  I have had so many negative feelings about this holiday that I decided to hate it.

But that’s okay!  I’m NOT going to beat myself up, because there’s always next year, and we still had fun, and not every holiday has to be perfect.  That being said, I will continue to dislike Halloween in the future.  Intensely.

I didn’t get many, but here are a couple SOOC pictures of my Ironman and my Cupcake.

Ronan is 3 years 8 months.  Ruby is 1 year 8 months.  I am 38 weeks pregnant.

Happy Halloween.


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  • they are GORGEOUS mandy!

  • Nanosmond

    Mandy they are soo beautiful! Can’t wait to get there ! Mom

  • Sarah Walker

    We went to the pumpkin patch and it was a disaster. We never bought pumpkins to carve & Halloween was pretty much a disaster as well. My kids had the best time & that’s all that matters to me. They didn’t care about the lack of pumpkins or the fact that it was cold & rainy while trick or treating.

    Ronan & Ruby’s costumes are so cute!

  • Curlyquilter

    It’s all about Family Traditions. I agree with the hate on for Haloween…I’m sure you can come up with a unique and memorable Tradition that your kids will carry on and be able to talk about in school when the teacher asks what their family’s traditions are.

  • Curlyquilter

    The kids are totally adorable btw…good luck with #3! Gawd, gives me heart palpatations just thinking about it!