So far our Halloween festivities have included:
A trip to the pumpkin patch - Big D asked me, as we started driving to the pumpkin patch, "How far are we driving for a pumpkin? What was wrong with Safeway's pumpkins?" I told him it was all about creating a "fun family experience." And if we did this, then I would not care how much football he watched the rest of the day. That pacified him, and we enjoyed a "fun family experience" at the pumpkin patch complete with a hay ride and pumpkin doughnuts.
Trunk or Treat - Our church hosted a Trunk or Treat for the kids. It was raining, but that did not stop the kids from excitedly collecting lots of candy. Our boys (Captain America and Firetruck - Cub can't say Fireman) were soaking wet but enjoyed stuffing themselves with candy on the ride home.
Carving Pumpkins - T Bear wanted a intricate design for his pumpkin. Big D was a little warry and so we convinced him to go with the ghost. I think they turned out great. Now it is time to roast the pumpkin seeds - any suggestions? I am thinking cinnamon and sugar.
Listening to Halloween Music - T Bear sets the ipod to repeat and we listen to Spiderman and Ghostbusters over and over and over and over again. I am trying to be patient, but it is driving me insane. Hooray for the last day of Halloween music!
Today's forecast is soggy. It will be raining heavily in Seattle all day. Doesn't make very good trick or treating weather, but I think we will manage to at least make it down our street.
Can I tell you the hardest part about having kids on Halloween? Not raiding their candy bucket and eating all the "good" stuff. Although I will admit I have snuck a piece or two. Shhhhh!