Sunday, November 2, 2008

This Was Halloween

This year's Halloween marked a first: I didn't go out trick-or-treating with my 3-year-old son, John. I was really tired and had a lot to do, so Peter took him out, which is all John wanted anyway (he loves his Dad more than anything!). I also missed the ward Trunk-or-Treat and some other fun things last weekend due to being sick. Oh well. I guess there are many more Halloweens to come!

In the afternoon, John's friend Sami was over to play. They had a blast playing chase for awhile. As a result, John was really tired when it was time to trick-or-treat a few hours later. But they sure did have fun!
We also baked and decorated Halloween cupcakes. They were so good, if I do say so myself. I love cupcakes!


After dinner, dessert was "ghost cake." Isn't his Halloween shirt cute? It says "I Love My Mummy" and it glows in the dark.

All dressed up (as a dragon, not Barney!) and ready to go. Even though he'd been very excited for this night for weeks, he was really tired, hence the dazed look on his face.

Side/back view of my little dragon. I got this costume at oldnavy.com at the beginning of September. I like to get costumes early while the selection is still good.

Before they left we practiced proper Halloween etiquette: ring the doorbell, say Trick-or-Treat, and then say thank you. How well he actually did this, I'm not sure!

Home again, with the spoils. What in the heck are we going to do with all of this candy?

Yesterday my friend Alyson and I went up to the witchy town of Salem, Massachusetts for the day, which made up for my kinda boring, sickish Halloween week. I'll write about that next time. It was a lot of fun!

11 comments:

Laura said...

How fun to go to Salem---can't wait for that entry. The dragon costume is so cute, and who doesn't LOVE cupcakes. What fun with the kids!!! I am glad you are feeling better, Laura

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Adam would have loved seeing him in that costume! So cute!

Thanks again for inviting me to Salem. It was such a great day. By the way, did you fit me into your schedule for this week? :-)

Me said...

He sure made for the cutest little dragon in all the land! I too buy my costumes months in advance, in fact we are already shopping on the internet for next year. We are leaning towards a Star Wars theme.

When you figure out what to do with all that candy, you let me know...with two kids, we have enough to sink a small ship.

Kristina P. said...

Those cupcakes look delicious! Love the dragon outfit!

Peter said...

He didn't do so well with the Trick or Treat's. It was quite cute, though, how after leaving one house (and saying Thank You!), he'd say "Let's go say hello to more people". Well...he did this for the first 6 or so, then he was too tired.

buffyvandabailey said...

We didn't even take Jack trick or treating. I figured that he already had five pounds of candy from trunk or treat. Why did he need any more? We're lame!

rachel said...

He looks so cute! My hubby took the kids trick or treating too. I actually really prefer it to handing out candy. I can't wait to see your post on Salem- what a cool trip!

Karolynn said...

Precious little dragon and a darling shirt. Look at all the candy! Are you feeling better?

dougandcheryl said...

Very cute. It looks like you guys had a lot of fun despite being sick. I can't wait to hear about Salem as well. I've never been there.

*MARY* said...

Eat it of course.

jaredandmatisse said...

John looks absolutely adorable. I don't think anything could be more delightful then John in a Dragon suit. It is too bad he was all tuckered out!