Our first Halloween

imageHonestly? I was planning to skip Halloween this year. B. was away for work the whole week and the thought of doing this all by myself, with my busy two, didn’t sound that appealing. And he never experienced it before, so he wasn’t aware of what he would miss out on.

But walking down the street, going to the supermarket, watching tv… You can’t escape Halloween, nowhere to hide! And if you follow me on Instagram you know how much my kids love to dress up.

So my sweet friend Ellen came to the rescue. She invited us to celebrate with her and some friends in Santa Monica. And I’m so glad she did!!

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetWe went to a neighborhood where stores and homes were celebrating. Big time! I have never seen anything like it! Some houses and front yards looked like a movie set. S. was a bit hesitant at first, when he saw all those scary dressed up people, but after receiving his first candy he got the clue. And went for it!Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetTwo hours later we were all tired (and some of us in desperate need of a glass of wine), but we had the best time! We are counting the days until next year. Hopefully with B. this time. We are already thinking of how to dress up, all four of us!

I made some (okay too many) photos so you can see what it was like.

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  1. Margreet Sisal November 3, 2014

    Wat een super gave ervaring en prachtige foto’s! Ik krijg bijna zelf zin om een Halloween feestje te organiseren volgend jaar!

    • Madelon November 4, 2014

      Het is echt bijzonder. Zo groots, zo serieus! Had het niet verwacht.

  2. Danielle November 3, 2014

    Wat een fantastische ervaring! Ik ben helemaal niet van de feestdagen, maar man, wat zou ik dat graag een keer meemaken!

  3. Julie November 3, 2014

    jemig wat gaaf! Ik heb dat in de anderhalf jaar dat ik er woonde niet meegemaakt zo. Maar wel naar Salem geweest rondom die tijd, was daar supergaaf opgezet. Fijn dat zo leuk was!

    • Madelon November 4, 2014

      Deze buurt staat er ook om bekend. Er is zelfs een heel spookhuis…

  4. Ellen - in my Red Kitchen November 3, 2014

    It was a pleasure having you & the kids here!
    Already looking forward to next year. And I’m sure you can top that Flinstone family! ;-)

  5. Lisa November 3, 2014

    Looks over-the-top amazing!!! And his costume, right down to the shoes, is perfect! Love seeing your fresh perspective of all these things we take for granted :)

    • Madelon November 4, 2014

      I didnt expect it to be this huge, this big! I was in awe most of the afternoon. Move over Disney world…


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