Family Halloween costumes has kinda become my thing… I mean, does that surprise you?! I get that some of you are’t into it… you hate the makeup tutorials and are so over the matching costumes. I gotta be honest though, I feel like I could turn you. If you were a fly on the wall during these pictures and could feel the excitement while we were all getting ready, you’d see just how much fun it is! The joy on all their faces is priceless. This will only last a few more years I’m sure… until Boston refuses to dress up with us cause it’s not cool anymore. So you better believe I’m gonna soak up all the years I have left, where turning into a ghost buster with your Daddy is just about the coolest thing. Or becoming a green slime and chasing your brothers makes you laugh hysterically. It’s those moments as a parent that make all the chaos and preparation worth it. That’s why people spend thousands to take their kids to Disneyland and the Ocean!
So there are a couple pieces of advise I would give to the parent who is exhausted by the idea of family Halloween costumes! It’s definitely been trial and error for us but there have been a few things that have really helped! Click through to keep reading!
I was planning on writing a completely different post today… more along the lines of how exhausted I am from my busy babies and crazy big kids. How tired I am of breaking of fights, picking up toys and making food no one eats. Motherhood is sure a thankless job, isn’t it? Despite the long week, my heart is full of gratitude.
I’ve been praying for a lifeline this week. For understanding. For patience. I’ve been praying for a lot of things but have just felt a little lost. A little forgotten. Today at church I had a tender mercy and a prayer was answered. A sweet little old lady walked up to the pulpit and started her story by sharing how she had five kids in four years with the last two being twins. She talked about how hard her life was, how overwhelmed she was and it was as if she were speaking directly to me. She then teared up and read this scripture…
Did you guys know that Christmas and the start of Hanukkah land on December 24th this year? It’s a super hybrid holiday!! The best things happen when the unexpected come together and this holiday season is no different! Soy Vay put this cute little Christmakkah song together. It’s so cute! So while you’re cooking, give it a listen! Now, onto the meal! Teriyaki Chicken Fried Rice. Literally one of my favorite meals ever!!! I know this is a little random to share during December, but I’ll tell you why we love it – especially this time of year! During the holiday season, everyone is so busy. Church parties, work parties, neighborhood gift exchanges, school programs, and, in my case, a huge cross-country move. With the holidays in full swing and everyone so busy, having Chicken Fried Rice on-hand literally saves me! I love to whip up a large batch because, well, it’s delicious and I love it with all my heart. But also because my kids