When my brother and I were little, my mom used to dress us up each fall and take us around to family to deliver fun treats like cookies or mini pumpkins, and to show off our cuteness. I have the best memories of these visits.
I wanted to continue this tradition with my own kids, but we kind of got off to a rough start.
The first year I attempted this, Theo was less than a year old. He was adorable, but not overly cooperative.
The next year, well I don’t know what happened. But then, last year, we were about two weeks into baby Oliver’s new life and we simply weren’t prepared to spread our festive cheer quite yet.
But this year, this year was everything I had hoped it would be. The boys looked adorable in their costumes, everyone was thrilled by their surprise visit, and I had such a blast.
I couldn’t contain my excitement as we drove to the first place. I kept saying, “Isn’t this exciting Theo???” Theo wasn’t quite on board with the whole idea until people started coming up to us wherever we went and handed him candy. Let’s just say he came around to the idea.
Although the pictures pretty much speak for themselves, here is the gist:
1. you dress up your kids in cute costumes
2. you surprise your friends and family at work or home
3. you bring them a special fall treat
4. you take lots of pictures and have more fun than your kids (This one isn’t necessary, it’s just what I did.)
Best. Tradition. Ever.
We will have to do a version of this for Christmas!