Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Halloween 2012

It felt like Halloween went on and on this year but I guess we got our money's worth out of the costumes.  This year we had Janga Fett and a cute little witch.  Originally we were going to do Jake and Izzy from Jake and the Neverland Pirates but finding the costumes proved to be a task.  Ultimately Josh selected his costume based upon the gun that went with it, which he carried for all of 10 minutes the first night.  There was also a mask that was worn just as much.  We kicked off the holiday about 1 1/2 weeks in advance with a trip to Boo at the Zoo with some of Emma's friends from Grace.  The kids loved the haunted train ride, which Josh thought was "smooky."  We did some trick-or-treating and rode the carousel before Brad and Josh headed home.  Emma and I stayed a little longer with her friends and the girls rode the carousel again and then did some dancing until it was time to go home.  Definitely a fun night and we chose the right weekend since the following weekend was cold and rainy.

The Sunday before Halloween, our church held a Trunk-or-Treat.  Josh's friend Ross and his family joined us for some fun that included trick-or-treating, roasting marshmallows for s'mores, a wagon ride and pumpkin painting.  They boys had a great time together.  We tried to get a picture of the two but they were too busy chasing each other around.


Best buddies!

Finally Halloween arrived.  Our original plan had been to trick-or-treat with Libby and her family but it ended up that they couldn't be in Little Rock after all.  Instead we made our visit to our friends, Win and Rita's house and then did some trick-or-treating around there before hitting a few more in our neighborhood.  We ended the night with our neighbors on either side.  Emma and Josh had a bucket load (literally) of candy and Emma was so excited that we got to go to more houses than last year.  Remarkably, they have both been pretty good about not indulging in their candy.  I definitely do not have their restraint.  It was a successful Halloween for sure! 

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