Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Trick or Treat

Halloween is finally here! The kids have been super excited to celebrate it with their friends.

Once we arrived home from school, shortly after 4pm, the kids hurried and finished up their homework before heading over to the Davis' for our traditional chili dinner at 5pm.

We ate and began trick-or-treating just before 6pm. We encountered several people as we went out. I left a bowl of candy and gel pens by the front door for those who came by while I was gone.

Emilia is Evie a character from the Disney show Descendants. Evie is the daughter of the Evil Queen from Snow White. Evie is a  nice character, opposite to her mother.

Andrew was supposed to be Thomas the train but he absolutely refused to put on the costume. He has been wearing it throughout the house for the past few weeks, I am not sure why he chose not to wear it, but I wasn't going to force the issue.

Carson is a Pokemon Catcher. I am not sure what that means, but other people must know because they recognized his costume when they saw him. Stella went the more traditional route and dressed up as Princess Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

The kids were out until 7pm when they stopped knocking on doors and headed home to go over to visit Grandma Humphries and show her their costumes. Our last stop was our next door neighbor's house.

This year their front yard was set up as a murder drive-in theater with several old jeeps parked facing a movie screen where a Halloween movie played. There were a haunted ticket booth and other spooky buildings. Andrew was terrified of the entire thing and did not even want me to pick him up. He was frozen in fear. I finally managed to grab him and take him away, but not before a hidden figure who was pretending to be a mannequin grabbed Ben Tate's leg right in front of us causing Andrew to freak out even more.

The kids were exhausted when we arrived back home at 9pm but so happy to have a bag full of candy each to eat over the next few days.