Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween!


Well the day finally came and we had such a fun time. It was an interesting time though. We started the Trick or treating at a local mall as our neighborhood doesn't have a lot of kids and much of what our son loves about Halloween is seeing the other kids in costume. It was fun seeing the variety of costumes and how many adults dressed up also (we did). The interesting part was that our son wasn't in this for the loot, he was in it for the interaction (we guess). The places that just had a bowl out were skipped by for the place that had a person standing there for him to say "Trick or Treat" and "Thank You". He waited patiently while other kids swooped in and grabbed until he was nearly alone with the person handing out the candy/stickers. He then hovered around until the person heard him say "Thank You". It was very rewarding as a parent to see such manners in a chaotic experience. He was very excited to see 2 of his preschool friends at the mall. We then went back to our neighborhood, where I went to make dinner and he and Stephen went down the street to see a Kindergarten friend. He didn't want to stop at all the houses in the 3 block stretch, only the house of his friend and our close neighbor. Very interesting. Showed he really wasn't in it for the candy.


So our dinner turned out fun. I made intestines and eyes (Mac n Cheese), Mummy Dogs (pigs in blankets), bones and dip (carrots and hummus), and Brains (in Jello molds). Turned out to be a fun night.

4 comments:

Nancy Jones said...

Very cute costume! Ben and Rachel did our whole development, 80 houses in all! They had a blast and were out with Keith for two hours. He had to take grocery bags to collect their overflow!

Original Cyn Studios said...

Ohhhhhh what a fun night! Can't imagine how long it will take to go through those bags of candy. Are they sharing?

Kayce said...

That dinner looks fun! And the costume came out great!

Nancy Jones said...

We let them eat a lot of candy on Saturday...enough to give Ben a headache! Then we tried a candy "buy back" program that several moms have told me about. We made a big deal about weighing their candy bags and then paid them $5 per pound to buy back the candy, rather than keep it and have it linger for months. The yucky stuff is going in the trash and the good stuff is going on the top shelf of the pantry for candy emergencies and for Mom and Dad to sneak after bedtime! They each raked in $15 for their candy!