Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Annual Trunk or Treat

A few weeks ago we went to our annual Trunk or Treat with our local twins group. This is a great trick or treating option for us because we all meet at a local park and line the cars up with our trunks facing in so the space is enclosed. Then we decorate our trunks, however elaborately we desire, and the kids trick or treat from each vehicle's trunk. It works very well for the little ones who will get tired of walking from house to house...and our neighborhood doesn't do much for trick or treating.

This year the kids were a prairie family traveling with their covered wagon. Shout out to our awesome neighbor for helping with the costumes!

By the way, I know the woman doesn't normally take lead on the horse, but you take it out of her hands. We tried having her "sit" on the back of the horse. She was definitely not interested in that. We tried having her sit on the front of the horse and Adam on the back. She just kept screaming "Adam get off..." Eventually you just concede!

Our decorated "trunk" this year. The covered wagon we re-used from a summer parade and then we built a campfire in the back of the Expedition.

A close up of our campfire - the winner of "best theme" since the decorations and the kids' costumes went together so well.

Look at all our candy!

It was a record-breaking year with 80 kids trunk or treating, which also means a lot of vehicles providing candy. We went home and separated it into stuff they could eat and a bucket for Shannon and I...which came in handy last night when our doorbell rang with 2 lonely trick or treaters who thought our house looked big and scary in the dark!

We considered carving our pumpkins last night but decided to pass and watch "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" instead. It was hard to hear most of it with Adam talking and walking around the whole time but I think they liked the experience. He must have been paying attention at some point...when we were having the last potty trip of the night, Adam drug our huge set of spa stairs across the bathroom and then lifted it and dropped it on his toe. When I asked him what he was doing, he said it was Clifford's airplane like Snoopy in the movie!