Each year as Caleb and Wyatt get a little older, there’s more and more Halloween festivities for them to take part in. This year we attended several area events in the days leading up to Halloween (hence HalloWeek) so the boys had several occasions to wear their costumes. For the third year in a row, we took the boys to the Eye Spy Halloween Train at Cabin John Park. Whenever you combine 3 year olds and a train ride through the woods, they have a great time, but throw in costumes as well and these boys were over the moon excited! A few days later, the boys got to wear their costumes to preschool to show off to their friends and then later that evening, our neighborhood put on a Halloween party and costume contest. Guess who won for most creative costume?!? That would be Officer Caleb! He was kind of freaked out by the guy trying to give him a ribbon, so he stood there and cried, loudly, which was kind of hilarious.
On actual Halloween, Caleb, Wyatt AND Parker dressed up and wore costumes to physical therapy and a party at their old daycare. The older boys loved being in costume! Caleb was especially proud of his walker (which we outfitted to look like a police cruiser) with the flashing blue light on the back! Wyatt loved the fact that he had real whiskers drawn on his face. He was really good about trying not to smudge it! So cute! Parker on the other hand, didn’t really understand what all the fuss was about. But like the chill baby that he is, he just went with the flow and let us dress him up in a cute puppy costume. The elastic band around the top of his head was a little tight, so it made for some really funny expressions! It’s like he was a real bulldog!
After dinner, we took the boys trick or treating to about a dozen houses on our street. We really tried to get Caleb to do as much walking as possible, but he would get so tired, that we ended up carrying him for part of the outing. This year, Caleb and Wyatt took turns ringing doorbells (favorite part) and saying Trick or Treat (usually needed to be prompted)! They weren’t too crazy about the candy and always said thank you and Happy Halloween! so we were pretty impressed with their behavior! Our neighborhood is perfect for trick-or-treaters, but every year we get less than 20 kids! I always buy way too much candy, which is why sugar has been coursing through my veins since last Friday. I have zero self-control!
Shane and I enjoyed putting Caleb’s police car together and it definitely provided an incentive for Caleb to walk around in it, but a small part of me prays that next year at this time we won’t have a walker to decorate! Fingers crossed!