Five favorite things about Halloween

by MCM Mama on October 30, 2014

It’s Friday again? Really?  This is good, but wow, how did the week fly by so fast?

I guess if it’s Friday, it must be Friday Five and since today is Halloween, it must be “Five favorite things about Halloween” Friday!

So, here are my five favorites:

1. This guy

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He joined us on Halloween 9 years ago.  He was 2 weeks early, so I was totally shocked to wake up to my water breaking in the middle of the night and to be holding him in my arms less than 7 hours later.  He’s still my favorite Halloween treat!

2. Candy (no picture because I haven’t bought it yet LOL)

I don’t eat a lot of candy.  In fact, I pretty much don’t keep any in the house.  However, I’m pretty lenient with both the kids and myself on Halloween.  My favorites are peanut butter cups and Snickers. I haven’t decided if they are worth the dairy “hang over” this year though.

3. Community

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There is one street near us where EVERYONE trick or treats.  All of the houses try to outdo each other, so the decorations are amazing. My house pales in comparison (we haven’t decorated at all this year.)  And then after trick or treating, we all head to the neighborhood park for a bonfire with apple cider and donuts.

4. It’s the end of October.

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I have a love/hate relationship with October.  It’s usually beautiful weather in Virginia and the trees are just beginning to turn colors.  But it’s always crazy.  Between birthdays and soccer and cello and school and races and fall break (which usually involves a trip) and…, I feel like I barely have time to breathe.  This year, because the normal chaos wasn’t enough, I added in extra hours at my main part time job AND several shifts at the public library. Oy. I’m done.

5. It’s the beginning of November.

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In Virginia, that means chilly, but not cold; beautiful leaves and a great workout raking them; the end of soccer season; and time to actually chill. It’s time for soups, running in long sleeves, and tasty dark beers. I love that for us it’s a chance to pause and enjoy the area before the craziness of the holidays and the nasty weather of January and February.

Happy Halloween!  Thanks to Cynthia, Mar, and Courtney for hosting their weekly link up!  I’m also linking up with Housewife Glamour for Friday Favorites.

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