I've always been a fan of Halloween, but celebrating the holiday with my own kids has made it even more fun. We did some practicing the last couple of days leading up to Halloween to prepare Fox. Fox would knock on our bedroom doors and one of us would answer and have him say "tricky treat!" and then we would put a candy in his pumpkin bucket. Then, on Halloween, all day I reminded Fox that we would get to go trick-or-treating that night and he was so excited. He was ready. It was so great that he really "got it" this year.
Camaron and I had been throwing around silly costume ideas for ourselves all week. Since Fox and Sloane were going as super heroes ("soopy hero!"), we decided we would go as bad guys. Yay for family theme costumes:) And yes, I basically was the same thing last year. But when you figure out your costume on the day of Halloween, you have to use what you've got.
Our street closes off to cars each year on Halloween and throws a big block party. There was food, a bounce house, a huge cardboard box maze, piñata, and trick-or-treating. And even though it ended up being a chilly 50 degrees that night, we had so much fun -and Fox rocked it at trick-or-treating. Sloane fell asleep in Camaron's arms almost instantly (as usual), so I took Fox door-to-door. I'm so glad we were able to find a place to live this fall that had kids going door-to-door for Halloween and where everyone knows each other. It's such a great community.
Little tidbit: One house we went to had run out of candy, but they had little Peanuts comic books they were handing out. Fox grabbed one for a second, but then put it back. Guess he didn't want to settle for less than candy. And then he almost immediately started saying "different house, different house..." because he knew it was time to move on to a different house:)
Oh, one more tidbit: we did one last trick-or-treating practice right before we left for the neighborhood party on Halloween. We gave Fox a couple of skittles when he knocked on our bedroom door and said "tricky treat!" "Happy Halloween!" and "thank you". When we got home at the end of the night (hours later), we found that he had been holding those skittles in his hand the whole night! Silly kid
Today is my birthday. It always seems to sneak up on me since it comes right after Halloween. Camaron has his internship today, so we celebrated on Saturday. It was AMAZING!!! I'll write more on it tomorrow. Today I'm just celebrating with Fox and Sloane by watching Pound Puppies and eating Halloween candy. This might be my most-favorite birthday ever.