It was a Halloween Weekend Extravaganza! If dressing up once isn’t enough fun for two little kids then perhaps twice and then three times will do the trick.
On Friday, we went with some friends to the local shopping area to Trick or Treat the businesses. Besides the plethora of candy, they also had a bouncy house and pony rides. It was a crazy fun-filled, jam-packed afternoon for a little ladybug and a ninja since the ninja still had to make it to soccer practice, but they had a blast.
Maddie loved trick-or-treating. But on her terms. She absolutely would NOT let me help her with the process at all. She wanted to hold her own bag and take her own candy, thank you very much. She spent the entire time sucking on the same Tootsie Pop and pitched a fit when I tried to take it from her so that she could have an easier time receiving candy.
Warren was in candy heaven, running from store to store. Until he had to go to the bathroom.
Waiting for nearly 10 minutes almost made it so that we missed the pony rides before heading off to pick up Coach Colin for soccer practice. Thankfully, we were able to squeeze it in.
They were both thrilled to mount up for their first ride ever.
Saturday brought another opportunity to wear costumes and get even more candy, as we attended our church’s Trunk-or-Treat. Colin and I got into the dress-up action as a bird watcher and a woman who just woke up. Using as much hairspray as possible, I ratted my hair in an exaggerated attempt to copy what I probably actually look like upon waking. When asked what I was supposed to be I replied, “I”m not a morning person.” Definitely not a lie.
And finally, on Sunday we ate our spiderweb pizza donning our costumes for the last time this season. Since the actual holiday fell on the Sabbath, we decided not to go out trick-or-treating this evening but would be prepared for any kids who would come. We had about 7 knocks on the door, total. Disappointing, but Warren was so excited to hand out candy, even though the number of times was few.
The trick came when Maddie’s cough took a turn for the worse Saturday night and had us worried that we’d be heading to the ER. Thankfully, she made it through and was well enough to allow us to attend church and the Primary Sacrament Meeting Program. That was one Halloween scare we could have done without.
All in all, a great weekend. We hope you enjoyed as many Halloween treats as we did!