Monday, November 9, 2009
Children, costumes and a lot of candy. These are the first things that come to mind when I think of Halloween.
I remember making crafts in elementary school. Costume parties and school dances in junior high and high school. The best was going out for the candy. For one you got to dress up. Come on, who doesn't like that? Then to get loads of candy on top of it? My favorite memory was going trick-or-treating with my Dad and sister. We didn't say "trick-or-treat". It was "Halloween Apples!" for us. *insert giant grin here*
Now it's my children's turn. I however, am not as excited as when I was younger. Not sure when I became the Grinch who wished Halloween was not, but this year I saw how wrong this was. So this year...
We made a craft (top picture) and watched a few Halloween shows on Family channel and Teletoon Retro. We talked about our costumes and who we were going to go out with. My eleven year old struck out on his own much to my dismay. While the toddler and the baby came with me.
The Vampire went off with his friend and brought home some sizable loot. He had an amazing time and I loved seeing his face light up. He's growing up so fast. I was the Zoo Keeper, while my three year old was a kangaroo with a joey in the pocket and the baby was a cute frog. It was hard to get the middle one to see that he had to dress up in his costume before we went out. I asked him if he wanted to go get lots of candy. His response was that he didn't want candy he wanted trick-or-treat haha. We were not out very long before the toddler had enough. I don't think we even made it half of the block.
Now I cannot wait until next year. Maybe I'll dress up dear son number two as Peter Pan and my daughter as Tinker Bell. I'll be Captain Hook. Ha ha!! Wonder what the eldest wants to be?
What's next? Birthdays and Christmas.
Seeing as this post is a good week late, sometime this week I'll also be posting about my baby's first birthday :D