Friday, April 27, 2012

Halloween and such

The kids definitely piled up the candy and costume mileage this year. We went to the annual "Boo at the Zoo," and the kids were so happy to wear their costumes (Sydney was Tinkerbell, and Jaxy picked out Captain America - I'm pretty sure it was the shield that sealed the deal there).

There were lots of candy stands to trick-or-treat at, and costumed mascots were ready for each and every photo op. Jaxon would only approach statues and cut-outs, but Sydney was willing to pose with random characters.

They had a great time!

The next Saturday we spent at church for the Fall Festival. There were games, treats, and trunk-or treating activities all night long (and we spent all day preparing for it). We do not have any pictures because Donnie spent the entire time chasing around two kids on sugar highs, and I was stuck at the cotton candy machine the entire time - I can't even remember if I had a chance to eat.

We had carnival games, a cupcake walk, sno cones, cotton candy, hotdogs, chips, a chili cook-off, and lots of candy. Everyone had a great time!

Then on Halloween night we took the kids around our neighborhood. There were a lot of houses to pick up candy, but very few trick-or-treaters, so we all ended up with bags of candy. Donnie and the kids came home to grab new bags and went back out while I stayed to hand out treats at our house!