Friday, November 2, 2012
Trick or Treat
All of our Halloween activities were the week before Halloween this year. This worked out really well in our favor, because it was nice and warm. It was almost 80 degrees, and that was in the evenings when we were out and about. So much better than on Halloween, where we had cold temperatures and snow on the ground the day before. Brr.
Normally we let Zachariah choose one activity to participate in for Halloween. It's not a holiday that we go crazy about here. Our church did it's 3rd annual Trunk & Treat. This is always a fun event, and Zachariah's chosen one for the last 3 years. He chose this right away. We went early and had a good time. They had about 1000 kids (that doesn't include parents) come through that night. They have decorated cars that hand out candy in the parking lot, then inside (it's a gym/activity center) they had snacks, drinks, and bouncy houses. It was pretty fun...for him. We just follow him around, doing whatever he wants to do.
However, this year Zachariah somehow (if he just weren't so darn cute) talked us into taking him Trick-or-Treating too. Since the weather was nice and we had nothing else to do, we decided to let him go. This is the first time that he's ever done door-to-door trick-or-treating. You see, we live along a fairly busy street, no sidewalks, and not many young kids in our neighborhood. It's a good neighborhood. We've lived here for 11 years, but we've never once had a trick-or-treater come to our door. I always leave the porch light on, and I always make sure I have some kind of candy in the house. Even though no one comes here, there is a housing development behind us. The road to it is a few houses down from ours, and we often go back there for walks. There are sidewalks, children, and they do participate in trick-or-treating. So we headed that way and let him walk around for about an hour.
Between both of these events, we were tired. Zachariah had a plastic pumpkin brimming with treats. He really hasn't gotten into the candy big time. (He won't.) But he has managed to eat all of the Reese's cups already (his favorites), and he had 1 or 2 a day for several days.
It was fun watching him have a good time this year. And I'm already thinking about coordinating a baby costume to his next year. Fun! Shaggy & Scooby Doo. Darth Vader & Yoda. So many possibilities. And the baby will be too little to care.