It’s no secret that Jason and I love Halloween. The first year we were married we decided to throw a Halloween party in our tiny apartment and since then the Sabin Halloween party has become a yearly tradition for us. Over the years it has evolved into a much more elaborate affair. Even though the preparations for this event take countless hours (you really have no idea) we still enjoy putting it on.
This year, since I just started walking again a few weeks ago, our party preparations had to be condensed. I sewed relentlessly the week of our party trying to complete our costumes. I wasn’t sure if I was going to finish in time. But that Nelson perseverance (i.e. stubbornness) came through for me. I finished a couple days before the event and then spent every spare moment hobbling around, putting up our endless masses of Halloween décor. The decorations this year weren’t nearly as extensive as they have been previous years, but considering the circumstances with my foot, I was pleased that we got as much done as we did. Many thanks to Andrew and Simone for helping us set up! You guys are awesome!
At the party we did our usual Halloween crafts and a piñata for the kids, and of course no Halloween party is complete without a costume contest. This year Jacob vanquished. He won first place for the Jedi costume that he has openly admitted to loving more than his wife.
This year, in addition to our usual Halloween get-together, I also hosted an American Girl party for my niece and some friends. All the dolls came dressed in their Halloween attire. Sadly, my niece, Madison, came down with strep throat the day of the party and wasn’t able to make it. We missed you Madi!