We had a fun Halloween, but unfortunately I didn’t take any pictures of the kids or activities. Ha ha. The only pictures for the day were of the food I made for a party. It’s a spinach/hummus dip with crackers to represent tombstones (some of them with writing like RIP and “Saul T. Snack”) and a pretzel fence. It’s a graveyard scene, the idea from a magazine, though my finished product looked nowhere near as good as the original.
Anyway, it was a fun day. While Asher napped I took Brennan to the Library for their Halloween party. It was a free event (my favorite kind) with all sorts of activities like mini bowling, ring tosses, fishing, and all those kid favorites. After their turns the kids could choose a trick or a treat. (the tricks were little toys). We didn’t stay too long, but Brennan had a good time. We got home (through the HORRIBLE post OSU football game traffic) just in time to hit the Camas Commons (our neighborhood) Mormons & friends party. It was much quieter this year for some reason. We then headed to Mom and Dad’s for the kids to show off their costumes and trick-or-treat to a few of their neighbors, and finally we got to the Trunk-or-treat activity at the church. Asher had a wonderful time, and was so cute to watch. At houses, he would follow Brennan, and as soon as he would see someone with candy opening the door, he would drop his bucket and RUN the rest of the way. At the church, I eventually stopped holding his bucket out because he couldn’t care less about the candy. He just loved running around free in a parking lot.
It has been so fun to do Halloween with a 4 year old. Each year Brennan gets more and more out of Halloween. It was cool to have a child understand and anticipate the activities, and enjoy them on that level. The first 2 or so years, you know it’s more for you than it is for them. This year, Brennan did it for himself!