On Saturday the Paulsons had their annual awesome Halloween party. It was even scarier than last year. They had Minute to Win it games. Mark won in 14 seconds. He managed to get two tea bags to balance on the bill of a hat.
After nearly three whopping hours of sleep the kids were up and Whoo Hoo! It was Halloween!
After teaching Sunday School I got the kids down for a nap and the planning began. Organizing all the costumes and accessories. We headed over to Grandma Jeanne's for Uncle John and Papa Mark's birthday dinners. There the kids got to do their first Trick or Treating of the year.
Papa had bags of Nibs for each of them on top of the normal hand fulls of candy. They were delighted.
Here we are! We were clearly waiting for the arrival of the Mystery Machine.
Then it was over to Aunt Molly's house. We wanted to Trick or Treat there and today is Mol's bday!!
Happy Birthday Molly!!
They kids were infatuated with all of the spooky things around her house. None of it bothered Victoria at all. She loves spooky.
Then we headed over to Livi's house for Trick or Treating.
Then to Therese's house to hang out with Minnow a bit.
Then we finally headed out to actually Trick or Treat house to house.
They loved it, of course.
The would knock, yell Trick or Treat, receive the candy and then Victoria would look into her bucket and figure out what they put in there and then yell something like, "He gave me another one of those Kit Kat things!" By the time we finally got the hang of saying thank you and waiting to check out the goods until we were walking into the darkness of the night, there were only two houses left. Christian loved chasing after his big sister. He loved being Dooby Doo and he loved carrying his "bumpit."
Now, I'm left with various costumes strewn around the house. Mounds of candy piled in a variety of containers. I get so excited for Halloween we buy our costumes in the summer and wait and wait for October 31st. I'm already thinking about how Halloween will be different next year when they are 3 & 5.