Sunday, October 30, 2011


I will admit, I love Halloween.  I don't get into all of the scary, gruesome stuff but I don't have any issue with enjoy the spirit of fun.  I love decorating with pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, black cats, and other fun stuff.  Picking out costumes for my kids, getting candy, and planning fun little things to do is just, well, fun.  It is one of my favorite holidays, behind Christmas and birthdays :-)  This year was more fun then normal because my kids are starting to "get" the "triceeting" (Trick-or-Treating).   It was funny, on Friday night we put the boys to bed and my oldest said "Josh go night-night, get up, get in truck, and go triceeting" ha!!  We had to do a lot of searching this year though, because, due to my husbands work schedule, he won't be around Monday evening and he didn't want to miss Trick-or-Treating. 

First up in our Trick-or-Treating fun was a trip to the annual Autumn Fest which is held in our downtown.  The businesses all hand out candy plus the businesses from outside of the downtown set up "trunk or treat".  It did not take long for my little Engineer and Scarecrow to figure out how to get candy! 

 Waiting for candy at the first store - they were still a bit overwhelmed at this point - with the people, the noise and the crazy costumes.  (Well, we think they were costumes - in our town you never know HA!)

 The weather was perfect - notice that there are no coats over the costumes?  The last two years it was so cold that we almost froze to death.  This year was so much fun because the boys could run around and actually be part of the whole evening.
There were a few raindrops as we came to the end but the boys just stood under an awning while I got the balloons :-)  Such a fun night!  Both boys slept very late the next morning :-)

Our next trick-or-treat adventure took us to a church that did indoor Trunk-or-Treating on Saturday night.  We really didn't know what to expect but it was great.  They actually just had people set up every few feet, handing out candy.  Some were dressed up but the main focus was candy :-)  Josh and Nate loved getting to pick out what they wanted (and yes, they already know what they love!).  The cutest thing is when we got to the end, they had Cider and Donuts, Josh held up his bag for his "treat" HA!  I got him a donut hole and he put it in his treat bag :-)

We sat and enjoyed some of the treats while watching Charlie Brown before heading home. 

Finally, because no matter how hard I try, getting a really good photo of my little cuties is hard.  Thankfully, we have a photographer who does a free Halloween Shoot every year and she got awesome shots!

Aren't they just adorable?  I love picking out their costumes every year! 

I'm still debating whether or not to take them to our Church Trunk-or-Treat on Monday evening; that is a decision that wait until the last moment :-) HA!

Happy Halloween!!!!

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