Porter started talking about Halloween in July. To says he was excited is a bit of an understatement. How can a kid not be excited about a holiday in which he gets loads and loads of candy? Its almost as good as Christmas, as far as he’s concerned.
Before going out trick-or-treating, John and the boys carved their pumpkin while I made a delicious pumpkin alfredo for dinner. Of course the boys didn’t eat any, but John and I loved it. I think this recipe will become a tradition on Halloween night, it was so easy and so yummy.
This year Porter asked to be a ghost. John found this cheesecloth ghost tutorial one night, and we thought we’d give it a try. It was really easy and I think it turned out great. We picked up a puppy costume for Wyatt one night while at Costco, my favorite part was the little tail that wiggled as he walked.
A few weeks before Halloween I read an article about why its important to trick-or-treat in your own neighborhood, it fosters a sense of community as you get to know your neighbors. And so for the first year we stuck around our neighborhood for trick-or-treating rather than go to the mall or another area of the city. And I have to say. What an undiscovered treasure! We live in a complex that doesn’t get a lot of kids on Halloween, but the houses down the road were great. There were a smattering of really awesomely decorated yards, and most of the houses were handing out so my kids came away with a great haul of candy without having to trek too far, and we got to see some friends along the way. It was so much fun. I wish we had discovered how great this area was for trick-or-treating earlier.
Wyatt learned pretty quickly exactly how things worked too. He said “ee ah eet” at every door, and then waved “buh bye” before leaving. I’m pretty proud of how well they both held it together considering we were up past their bedtime too.