This year for Halloween we had a lot of fun. First, we went to our church Halloween party. The activities committee did a great job. They had 2 bounce houses, carnival games, a costume contest, a chili cook-off and a trunk-or-treat.
Here is Michael sitting in line during the contest judging. He won 3rd place in the 4-6 year old group! His prize was a little flashlight necklace with pumpkins all over it. He loves that thing!
Trunk-or-Treat. There were a ton of cars lined up for the trunk-or-treat. I was really impressed with how many cars there were and how awesome some people's cars were decorated. Oh, and I have to tell you--Scott's costume was awesome. He had on his waders, fishing boots & hat, and clipped a little Book of Mormon to the end of the line on his fishing pole, so he was a *drumroll, please* FISHER OF MEN!! Get it ?!?! Fisher of... Okay, well *I* thought it was funny.
After the party, we headed back home and decided to do a little trick-or-treating around our neighborhood. It's funny-- here in Arizona a lot of people just sit out in their driveway and wait for the trick-or-treaters, rather than have you go up to the door. It's so warm that they might as well, I guess. It also seems that there are a lot fewer people home handing out candy. I think a lot of people go to the mall or events in the community or at their churches, rather than the traditional trek from house to house. But, I digress.
At one of the houses we stopped at, our neighbor gave each of the kids a Kool-Aid bottle. They thought it was so cool, because we never ever buy those. Here's Michael enjoying his and trying to walk at the same time. It's not an easy task, you know.
Here's Emma showing off her loot.
Near the end of our trip around the block, the kids started dragging their buckets because they were "too heavy". Well, their buckets *did* get pretty full. At almost every house the people were, like, "You guys are too cute! Here, take a handful. You want more? Take it!"
All three smiling and enjoying some candy after a fun-filled Halloween.