Sunday, November 1, 2009
It is safe to say that Ben "GOT" Halloween this year! He practiced on Friday night at our church's (www.lds.org) "trunk or treat" event where participants decorated their cars and we trick or treated down the parking lot. On Saturday morning he went to visit Papa in his retirement home and then on to see Gramma and Grammpa. Ben was happy to help Daddy carve a pumpkin and when he was finished asked to do one for baby Gabriel, which of course we did. By 6 o clock, joined by a few friends (a lady bug, super girl and butterfly to be exact) our adorable (but VERY scary!) lion was ready for the real deal. It took three houses before he was off and running, confidently declaring "TRICK OR TREAT" with such gusto that he got two pieces of candy on numerous occasions. After examining his prize he would politely say "fank ooo"...and run as fast as his hairy little lion legs could carry him to the next house. Ben was happy to exchange his trick or treat bag for one made by mommy when we got home to enjoy some post Halloween apple crisp, rice crispy pumpkin balls and popcorn.
It seems we weren't the only family in our neighbourhood to enjoy October 31st...I bought 250 pieces of candy this (thinking I had learned from last year) and still ran out! Our neighbours like to do an elaborate haunted house each year and I would guess that brings our count of kids up a bit...