This Halloween was a busy one! We had two fun-filled days of events which made us very tired and very full of candy!! On Saturday morning we met up with our friends, Frances, Henry and Benjamin and participated in the free, downtown court square Halloween festival. The children walked through down-town, trick-or-treating at the different stores and establishments. It was great!!
This is Ben. He is a friend of Henry's and Benjamin's. Ben's costume . . . he was "two tired."
Here we are collecting candy from a business owner. I thought he was going to scare one of the kids, but he was really funny. He kept making funny sounds and the kids kept laughing. Thank goodness.
We stopped at the Smokin' Pig to trick-or-treat and Rabia and I split an order of fried pickles and the kids split a large order of french fries. They were yummy and warm on the chilly morning. Benjamin could not share in the french fries so he just ate his stroller straps.
Henry's costume was very near and dear to my heart. Ryan wore this very same costume at that age. Soooo cute!!
There were games to play, silly putty to make and a costume contest. The kids were pretty wiped out.
Saturday night the kids and I went to Glowfest. Glowfest is a Halloween festival that is hosted by a local community church. It was so neat! They had bounce houses, games, food, puppet show, Guitar Hero on a huge screen with gospel music, candy, candy and more candy. For the games you played, candy was the prize. It was so fun!
Lydia sliding down the huge slide in one of the three bounce houses.
We played some games, ran into lots of people we knew, had some dinner and had a ton of fun and it was free to the community! In this day and age and with the current economy, it was so nice to see this alternative to the traditional Halloween celebrations, for the kids, and about the kids.
Before our Trick-or-Treating, the kids and I attended a Halloween/Birthday party and then met up with Adella and Penny (our cousins) for some down to business trick-or-treating. Before meeting up with them, we stopped at Nannie and Pap's and then headed to Grammy and Paw Paw's house. We have Wonder Woman, a Blue Fairy, a Leopard, The Cat in the Hat and Batman.
We stopped at Ann and Bill's house and then darkened the doors of some other people in Grammy and Paw Paw's neighborhood.
Completing our trip, we made our traditional last stop at Grammy's house where she always makes a big deal about "these cute kids!" even when my brother and I were little, and then proceeded to fill every one's pumpkins with even more candy. Thank goodness everyone had a sugar high . . . we might not have made it though the weekend! :)