Halloween is finally upon us and this year has been the best one yet! The boys are old enough to understand that we decorate the house, dress up, go trick or treating and take part in other traditions!
We kicked off Halloween week last weekend when we took the boys to Cabin John Park to ride on the Eye Spy Halloween train. Each kid got cards that showed different animals or characters to keep an eye out for while riding through the woods. We went in the middle of the afternoon so this wasn’t meant to be a spooky ride in the least, but it was still lots of fun!
One night this week, we let the boys paint their own pumpkins and that was a
ridiculously messy really fun activity! I used acrylic paint so the colors would be nice and bright. As it turns out, it doesn’t really matter what type of paint you use when you end up mixing all the colors together to create a gray pumpkin. They knew that gray is a trendy color for 2013, I guess.
Shane and I even took advantage of a quiet afternoon to carve our pumpkins and I must say… this year was our best yet!
I had big plans for the boys’ costumes this year… well, mostly for Caleb’s costume I should say. I really wanted to incorporate his walker into his costume. We were fortunate to get a sweet NASA astronaut costume as a hand-me-down from a co-worker and decided Caleb would be an astronaut! I showed Wyatt pictures of a green alien costume and he seemed to really like it, so that’s how we ended up with this years costumes.
I envisioned myself making a very elaborate rocket ship for Caleb to maneuver and had plenty of time before Halloween to make this happen. I forgot one crucial detail, however…. I’m the worst procrastinator of all time. So as you can imagine, I was up late the night before Halloween painting and gluing foamboard to look like a rocket ship for Mr. C. I think it turned out pretty well and it’s definitely funny to watch him cruise around in it!
The boys’ daycare held a little party for the kids and everyone looked totally adorable. They ate pizza and fruit snacks and admired each others costumes. After the party we went home and got geared up to hit the street.
Both boys were really into Trick or Treating! Caleb thought it was really cool to be walking outside in the dark and they both loved ringing the doorbells. We’d practice what to say when our neighbors opened the doors, but alas they were too shy when it actually came time to say “Trick or Treat”. They went to about 7 or 8 houses before we called it a night. Caleb actually navigated his “rocket ship” almost the entire time!
And for nostalgic purposes;
1 Year Ago:
2 Years Ago: