Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween readers!  We celebrated last weekend by going to a Trunk or Treat party at the twins' preschool.  This is our third year going, and it's very well organized with games and fun.  The twins wanted to wear their dragon costumes, and worked on their cornhole skills:

They tie donuts to a tree in the lawn, and kids have to try to eat the donuts off the tree hands free. 

My boys?  They are donut eating champs - hands or no hands!

I think Reid may have the whole entire donut in his mouth.

The kids got tickets for participating in games, and then could redeem them for a prize.

There was also bouncy house slide.

 Reid had his mouth full of popcorn in almost every picture I took.  It cracks me up. Note the big bag of popcorn in his arms.  In one picture (which I took with my cell and posted on Instagram) he looks popcorn drunk, with his head tilted back, eyes closed, and mouth stuffed full of popcorn.

In a trunk or treat, kids walk through a parking lot full of cars that are decorated for Halloween, and get treats.  One person always goes all out, filling up a truck bed with hay and burying treats in it.  Here, Cort digs through the  hay for a bag of Cheetos.

Last year, Reid was so horrified of this massive spider on the tailgate that he wouldn't trick or treat from this car.  This year he was able to overcome his spider fears.

The boys went home with bags full of loot, having had a great time trunk or treating. 
We appreciate this safe and fun opportunity to celebrate Halloween each year!

30 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Fun time and no scary creatures other than the spider. You may have to let the boys plant a patch of popcorn next spring.

Jeanne said...

Looks like alot of fun, and the boys are going to have a great time I can see! Have a fun day, and hope to see more photos!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Trunk or Treat is big here since we live in a very rural part of the town. LOVE. LOVE. their costumes. I too get popcorn drunk on occasion!

Nancy Claeys said...

Trunk or Treat is a new one on me -- so glad the boys had a great time. :)

Willow said...

So sweet !!! What a treat . A fun time.

Harry Flashman said...

Those are great costumes. I don't think I would have been getting around that spider, myself!

Sally said...

I love trunk or treat because yes, it is so much safer. So glad the boys had a good time. Cute, cute pics!! :)

mail4rosey said...

I love their cute costumes! We have trunk or treat every year at our church and it's a big deal, but this year they mixed it up a bit and are doing something different (in town instead of at the church) so we're doing something new. :)

Happy Halloween to you!

TexWisGirl said...

so very cute. there a couple of churches in my area doing the trunk or treat tonight. :)

Monkeywrangler said...

Cool idea! I love the giant spider on the hatchback!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Scooby !!!!!!

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

I've been seeing this Trunk or Treat idea and think it's a great, safe way to enjoy Halloween.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

So cute! It looks like they had a great time. Trunk or Treat is big around there--lots of churches are doing them, and I noticed that the town fire company is too. In Altavista, the merchants hold trick or treating from 2-5. The town fills up with kids in costumes seeking candy. :-)

Ginny said...

This is THE way to go for Halloween! We have lots of the Trunk Or Treats around here, but yours is the biggest and most fancy one I have ever seen!!! It really looks like a carnival or something. And their costumes are beautiful, they look rich and velvety.

alissa apel said...

It looks like a very fun event. I like their costumes!

My boy's school has a fall festival each year. It was two weeks ago. They do go trick or treating, but not to a lot of houses. Just a circle really.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

aww, so cute! i luv them going up the steps, i bet that was tough being a costume. ha. ha!! ( ;

A Quiet Corner said...

Seeing the boys in their costumes is so cute!!!...:)JP

Julie Hargreaves said...

Happy Halloween

Connie Arnold said...

Such cute little dragons! Looks like they had loads of fun. That's a great thing to do!

Buttons said...

Oh that is a wonderful safe way to have Halloween. The boys look great. Popcorn overload:) B

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Happy Halloween, the boys look so cute and looks like they had fun!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Happy Halloween!! Love the Scooby costume.

Michelle said...

Sweet times! This is my first year not having a trick or treater in the house! Though, I did have a student dressed as Velma, to go along with your Scooby, who won the costume competition today. She was spot on!

Renegades said...

I remember being a kid and trying to eat an apple on a string.

Tiggeriffic said...

Oh I love the Halloween adventure you took your boys on.. There was so much to do...Their costumes were just awesome.. I like Scooby Do...
have a great day..ta ta for now from Iowa:)

Linda said...

What cute costumes! Looks like fun.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That's the perfect way to do Halloween! They were just starting to do this at my local high school when I moved. The kids sure had fun, didn't they?

Endah Murniyati said...

great and really funny game.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

That is fun!

Shine Jenny said...

The Halloween costumes are so great. Here in Hong Kong, children can only have a few choices on Halloween costumes. We do not have dinosaur and big dog costumes, just have the policemen, firemen, etc.