Is it just me, or is Halloween getting super huge? So many parties and events come with it these days. For us it's all good, the more chances to wear our costumes, the merrier.
The first event for us this year was the ward Trunk or Treat. Generally, one of my most favorite events, it was so sad to be surrounded by strangers and in an uncomfortable situation in our new ward. I really, really miss they days in Springville when it was our kids and all of their BFFs. And it wasn't pitch black. Or raining.
The kids had a great time though, and I cannot believe how much candy they got!
There was lots of robot dancing, as you might imagine. Wardie got pretty good at it.
Poor Audrey cannot catch a photogenic break these days.
"Put it in the bucket."
"In the bucket."
Of course it rained during the "trunk or treat" portion of the evening, so the kids came home looking like drowned rats. Very happy drowned rats.
We had just settled into bed with our candy when the power went out (and stayed out for over 24 hours, not unusual). We have a generator, so we only needed the lantern for the 5 minutes it took Eric and Amos to get the power back on, but the girls thought it was pretty great.
The next event of Halloween was pumpkin carving. Kids love it, I loathe it (much like Easter egg dyeing). So much mess.
At least they're cute. Probably about they time they stop being so spazzy they'll also stop being that cute. Balance in all things. Ward slept late that night, which was a gift. He spent most of pumpkin mess time eating his dinner.
This year, we were SO lucky to make it to the school for ALL of the Halloween festivities. I helped in Amos' class and Eric took Ward and Audrey to the party in Maggie's class. It was crazy chaos, but so fun.
Amos is dead center:
Part of the celebrations is a Halloween parade. The classes file through the other classes one at a time, then they join the end of the parade and continue on until the whole school is parading. It's fun, and it worked out pretty great that Kindergarten and First grade were right in a row.
Wardie managed to join the parade and it was super cute.
Maggie on parade:
Second to last event of Halloween was trick or treating downtown. It's really one of my most favorite things in Duvall. This year we got so lucky and it was a beautiful afternoon.
After dinner downtown, Eric dropped Ward and I off at home, and he took the big kids out trick or treating. They made out like bandits once again, and we're still swimming in Halloween candy.