With Grams (my mom) being in town, we had a very busy day planned. So once Jillian woke up from her morning nap we were off to music class.Of course we made their costumes this year. Joshua is very sweet about it. He does an amazing job with the costumes. He has such an amazing mind to design the costumes. Wesley was so excited to go and show off his costume, a Tyrannosaurus Rex that Joshua created – which is one of his favorite animals right now. And Jillian went as a black cat – her favorite animal to date. It was pretty simple to make. I just found a black body suit and then made a tail and ears using black fleece. It really looked darling on her.
Then after music class we went to Joshua’s work (Tel West) to do some trick or treating. Joshua took with him a bag of candy and passed it out to his coworkers so the kids could get some treats. Jillian was a bit unsure of what to do. She saw Wesley run off and say “trick or treat” but she stayed back and just watched for a while.
After a busy morning, we went home and had lunch and spent the rest of the afternoon resting up for the big event.
We walked down to the library at about 6pm to meet our friends/Joshua’s co-workers to trick or treat as a group.
We spent some time taking pictures of all of the kids before we headed out…
The first full block (the blocks here are very big – as you know everything is bigger in Texas) was a bust. There were no porch lights on. But after that, it really started to be more exciting for the kids. Wesley kept up with the big kids very well. He did a lot of running – and also a lot of falling down.
Jillian stayed up the whole night. She did a fair amount of trick or treating herself. She was so cute – she would put her hand out or in the bowl, plop the candy in her bucket and say “Ganck You” then head down the driveway. About halfway into it she had a lot candy in her bucket. We put her in the stroller and snapped the bucket in too. She would not let go. While Wesley and the others finished the houses, she tried very hard to get into every piece of candy in her bucket. She was successful with a package of Whoppers and a sucker. Everything in her bucket was very sticky at the end of the night.
It was a great night. Once we were done trick or treating we took the head off of Wesley’s costume. He was just dripping with sweat. I guess this costume would have been much better in the Northwest… But he did not complain at all.
Once we got home, at about 8:30, it took a long time for the kids to wind down. There was a lot of screaming and tantrums, but with the amount of fun they had – it made that terrible hour a bit better.
We are looking forward to next year. I wonder what we will create for them next year.