Octobering

(aka a massive photo dump)
You guys, it's Halloween!!!
I'm not sure how this month flew by faster than the rest, but here we are on one of my most favorite days of the whole year!!!
I cannot wait to dress my kiddos up and take them trick or treating and eat all of their candy , but first here is a little recap of the last couple of weeks.
We went to boo at the zoo and Olivia insisted on being a zebra and picked out her outfit from head to toe.  I could not pass up this panda bear for Jack to match her!





Olivia and I went to Disney on Ice with our besties Jennifer and Emma and the girls had a ball!  It was Olivia's first time to go and she was captivated to say the least.  Her little princess heart isn't going to know what to do at Disney World in a couple of weeks.
She insisted on being Rapunzel and told me I could be Mother Gothel, thanks a lot ;)



Last weekend we took a girl's trip to Nashville for Allie Kate's birthday.  We went to the American Girl Doll store and let Allie pick out a doll for her birthday.  We had lunch in the cafĂ© and it was so stinking cute.  From the dolls the girls got to borrow to sit with them while they ate to the cake and ice cream, everything was super girly and super fun.  We stayed the night at the Opryland Hotel which is huge by the way and so pretty.  The girls loved the indoor pool (before we discovered the poop floating in it.  Wish I was kidding) and the hot tub (where we migrated after said poop incident).  It was a whirlwind trip, but I am so glad we got to go and celebrate sweet Allie Kate turning seven.  She was the first baby girl to steal a piece of my heart and I can't believe how fast she is growing up.  I am a proud aunt for sure!




October is not complete without our annual Halloween brunch!  This year I made homemade candy apples (which where the messiest, most delicious things ever), sausage crescents, chocolate muffins, white chocolate popcorn mix (recipe below) all served with fresh fruit and spiders ;)
The mamas got mimosas because when you are partying with 12 children you deserve a mimosa or three


The whole crew! Minus Emma who wasn't feeling the photography and Jack because he was of course, sleeping ;)





I love to make this mix for pretty much every holiday.  This time I used this recipe:
2 bags simply salted popcorn (remove the unpopped kernels)
3 cups of pretzels
2 cups of candy corn
1 half a block of white almond bark
Pop popcorn and let cool, melt almond bark in microwave safe bowl
in a large bowl mix all ingredients together until everything is coated with almond bark chocolate
Spread out onto parchment paper and allow to cool and harden, ENJOY!
This stuff is like crack, you have been warned ;)

I hope you all have a fabulous Halloween, trick or treat until you drop and eat waaayyyy too much candy!  Happiest and scariest Monday witches!





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