This year was by far a much better Halloween than last. No one was sick, I didn't have to work, and Sawyer had a blast participating in the various Halloween festivities in our neighborhood. (okay, mom and dad did too- but isn't that the fun of having kids? We get to re-live it all right?)
Saturday we spent carving pumpkins (as seen in the last post) and then went to our local neighborhood's recreation center where they were having a Halloween event for the kids. It was VERY crowded and they made you work for your candy. As you can see, Sawyer was not quite up to the level of talent needed for the games, but he made up his own.
Tyler was feeling somewhat claustrophobic so we took Sawyer out to play on the playground instead.
And, like always, our little skeleton tried to run. Anytime he sees an opening, he goes for it!
(See all the cars parked along the street? That was overflow from the parking lot. I have never seen so many kids!)
After many other families and kids followed our lead, the playground got crowded so we decided to head over to our ward's Trunk-or-Treat. For those of you not familiar with this tradition, the parents line their cars up at the church while the kids go from trunk to trunk getting candy. Sawyer didn't really seem to know what was going on, but we had a great time.
Just getting started
Sawyer sitting on our trunk
We decided not to take Sawyer trick-or-treating on Sunday night for various reasons, but we were kept very busy handing out candy. Sawyer tried to leave with everyone who came to the door so I guess next year we will for sure have to take him. After going through all the candy Sawyer had gotten the night before, 11 bages of Halloween candy, and 1 box of fruit snacks, we were officially depleted and turned the lights off. I had no idea we moved to a neighborhood with so many kids! I could hardly sit down before the doorbell rang again. Half the time their were lines of kids just waiting at the end of the driveway for the group before them to leave. Through all this craziness, Tyler and I really had a lot of fun seeing all the kids costumes and excitement. It reminded me of how Halloween used to be when I was little. One little girl walked away and very thrilled said, "Daddy, I got 2 suckers!" (2 whole suckers, can you believe it?) Aww... the little things in life. Hope you all had a Happy Halloween as well!
Tyler's even better jack-o-latern- done free handed
Note*- This was my first attempt at what is called a 3 color pumpkin. I didn't have the proper tools but I think it turned out pretty well anyway. The lady I got the pattern from has an AMAZING website where she does all sorts of cool designs. (The one I did is maybe the easiest one she has.) Check out her website here to see all her cool pumpkins! Maybe next year I will try an even harder one!