It’s Tough Being A Kid At Our House At Halloween

It’s tough being a kid in our house at Halloween. My husband and I both love this holiday and we have forced our love on our kids since they were wee little ones.

You get thrust into pumpkins for the sake of cute pictures!

Iris at 5 months old began this tradition

Bency at 4 months old getting the pumpkin shot

Cesar at 1 month old being shoved into the pumpkin…have to keep tradition alive!

You get laid in piles of leaves for the sake of cute pictures!

Iris at 5 months for her first leaf photo shoot

Bency at 4 months for his leaf photo op

Poor Cesar at 1 month keeping up the tradition and hating every minute of it!

You are expected to help decorate the front yard with whatever crazy ideas your parents have.

Iris’s first time helping us make a scarecrow back in 2006

The witch the kids help me make this year

When your Dad is an expert pumpkin carver; you must follow in his footsteps and create many pumpkin masterpieces starting at a very early age.

One of my husband’s pumpkins this year!

Bency working on his pumpkin this year

Iris’s pumpkin this year

Cesar’s first year of getting to make his own pumpkin

Lastly, the hardest part of being a kid in our household is your Mom makes you wear Halloween clothes ALL month long!

Bency & Iris wearing the same pumpkin shirt in 2009

All three kids in Halloween gear in 2010

All three kids sporting their Halloween outfits in 2011…Cesar still hated Halloween!

In case you missed it, check out our fun Halloween project…Spooky Barbie… we did this year right here!

38 responses

  1. I must give you the highest praise for being able to still keep up with the traditions for EACH child! I know how hard that is with more and more kids! So cute how we parents “torture” our kids for the sake of a memorable picture! πŸ™‚ You are not alone in that!

    • It is extremely hard to keep up with everything for each kid!! Even though Cesar didn’t want to have his picture taken in the pumpkin or in the leaves I just know if I didn’t do it someday he would say, “Why didn’t I get my picture taken in a pumpkin and you did it with the other kids?” So yes, I try…tough as it may be!!!

  2. I don’t know what Cesar is so upset about in all these pictures (he does seem to enjoy painting his own pumpkin though) – I would love to partake in your Halloween festivities! Well, ok, maybe not the being shoved into a pumpkin thing, but all the rest of it looks fun. πŸ™‚

  3. Poor Cesar he looks none impressed doesn’t he? lol Lying in the leaves are beautiful. We don’t do the Halloween thing much over here and what children do call for treats are bitterly disappointed with the woman at No 13 who gave them money because she forgot what day it was and had nothing else to give! Enjoy. πŸ™‚

    • That is so funny!!! I have heard of worse things other than money (real fruit–how disappointing when you’re expecting candy)!! My kids caught our neighbor lady off guard one year too and she gave them a whole unopened box of graham crackers!! They were in awe!!!

  4. Fond memories of making leaf-stuffed scarecrows. We had a decorative wishing well in our CT front yard, and my parents got dry ice for a spooky effect one year. We haven’t gotten pumpkins yet because they rot so quickly in the heat and humidity. Next week! My husband carved one based on what the sinuses look like (he’s an ENT doc)–might have to share that pic this year! Looks like you all have fun–hope Cesar enjoys it more!

    • I already considered it myself when I saw my husband letting our 2 year old paint with acrylic paints! I never let the other kids start that early!!! Of course he got paint in his hair and all over the chair. I’m still working on getting it out of his hair!!!

  5. I too am crazy about Halloween! My girls absolutely LOVE it as well.
    I think it’s great how involved you get with your kids.
    Poor Ceasar… Hopefully he’ll realize how much it is too!

    • Thanks!!! Cesar is having much more fun this year! This past weekend we went to a Halloween party at the YMCA and he had a blast. Plus yesterday we raked leaves and he had so much fun jumping in the leaves! I think we have converted him!!

    • Thank you!! Why, yes they are vintage!! They are my Fisher Price People and Weeble Wobbles from when I was a kid. My kids now play with them! Look for an upcoming blog about them and what I will be doing with them!!! Thanks for noticing!!

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