I wish I had a better reason for the long absence other than the death of my laptop. There has been so much to blog about but typing a post on my phone is just not an option. So when the opportunity to use another computer presented itself, a post was born.
Since we last posted so much has changed. We have faced struggles in our work camping position, but have
With the end of the summer, we prepared for our holiday season. In our family we look forward to Halloween because it begins the holidays for us. A few weeks after Halloween we celebrate Kaeden’s birthday, followed by Thanksgiving, many family members’ birthdays in early December followed by Christmas and New Years. So,
we I look forward to an event almost every
week. It is a festive and busy fun time.
I began preparing for Halloween thinking I would make Kaeden’s costume again. I also wanted to make a coordinating costume for his bestie,
. Last year, Kaeden
was the Cat in the Hat, and his father and I were Thing 1 &2, all homemade.
I saw some really cute costume ideas on pinterest. I wanted to make Cookie Monster for Kaeden and Elmo for Colton. However, the fabric stores in rural Colton
did not cooperate. They did not have the colors I needed to make Elmo
and Cookie Monster costumes. The fabric they did have would have needed to be
dyed, without a true color guarantee (meaning Elmo could turn out maroon and
Cookie Monster navy), plus a price tag of over $14 a yard. Well that defeats
the purpose of sewing a costume when you require at least two yards per costume and factor in the price of dye and trims!
We settled on a Yo Gabba Gabba themed costume from *sigh*
Kaeden wore the Brobee costume which he
loved. It also went with his Birthday theme, a Yo Gabba Gabba Dancey Dance
Birthday. At the camp there were many
Halloween activities that he participated in. He rode the hay ride and painted
a pumpkin. He went on a candy hunt and even won third place for the boy’s
costume contest. While it may have only been third place, Kaeden felt that he
won and told Grandma so. After the costume contest they held
a dance party. Kaeden danced from the first song until the last. The events
were held on the Saturday prior to Halloween. So when Halloween actually came
we went to a local Church’s trunk or treat and had even more fun. They had
little games set up for the kids to play like ring toss to earn their candy treats. Party City
While things haven’t been perfect, we had a wonderful start to our holiday season. I enjoy creating these memories with my family. Because you don’t grow up and remember how much or little money your family had growing up. However, you DO remember the special things you did and the time you spent together. Next post will fill you in on Thanksgiving in a motorhome. I promise. Thanks again for sharing this journey!