Halloween is probably one of the kids' favorite holidays. This year they were really into the whole Trick or Treating thing...as they passed the stickers, balloons and pins in their halloween bags to me. Which left....ah, yes, all the candy. We went to a couple Halloween events in our neighborhood.
I had no luck in getting Noah to wear his Thomas the Train costume. The closest he got to a costume were his shades and a halloween shirt. The girls talked about wearing their princess costumes but two of them changed their minds to wear Minnie Mouse, which was last years costume. Thank goodness they still fit and thank goodness I did not give them away yet.
While in Las Vegas a couple weeks ago, we visited a pumpkin patch. The girls loved going on the bungee jumpers and Noah had a blast playing with all the pumpkins and hay.
I look at last years Halloween pictures and see how quickly they have grown. The girls were just potty trained and Noah was just starting to take a few steps last year. My babies are growing up too fast.
We took our first ever plane ride with the kiddos this past weekend. Can you picture 2 adults and 4 kids under 4? Well, the flight and the trip went quite well and we all had loads of fun. The flight attendant even commented (or in her words, couldn't believe) how well our kids were doing. Our outbound flight was on time, but our return flight was 3 hours delayed due to the weather at SFO.
bring an iphone for each child with each childs favorite youtube videos saved
bring lots of snacks
bring lots of patience
look for the family line at security, which is usually a much shorter line
We went to visit our friends in Las Vegas and had some free time at night to visit the strip (after the kids went to sleep) as we vaguely remember going to before kids. The kids had a great time with the Hou Family and meeting the newest addition to the Tien Family.
Visiting Disneyland the week after Labor Day is much better than going the week after Thanksgiving. The lines were not very long, the weather was perfect and pushing 2 double strollers was easy (well, easier) without the crowds of people on Main Street. I know when the kids start school, we won't have the option of when to go, except during their school breaks/vacation.
The kids had a blast. Some of their favorite rides were It's a small world, Dumbo, and Autopia (Noah's fave). The girls loved the Princess Fantasy Faire. We spent alot of time at Mickey's Toonland too.
And for mommy and daddy, we were able to see the new World of Color show as the kiddos rested in the strollers.