Thursday, November 01, 2007

I Love Halloween!

I love Halloween! I can't help it. It's so much fun.Pumpkin on Left I carved - Pumpkin on Right Matt did (with help)

I think this was the most fun one so far when it came to Matthew understanding the idea behind it. He was ready for Halloween ... so ready!
We started the day with our annual tradition of going to our neighbouring town's Tiny Tot's Parade with Matt's cousin (and my sister). It's a bit of insanity, but basically you go from store to store collecting candy. This year I thought ahead and brought Matt's "vacation bracelet" or a wrist harness. It was the best idea ever. Matt didn't have to hold my hand, and I managed to keep track of him the entire time.

The highlight of Mike's day was after the tiny tots parade we picked up Subway for Mike and brought it to his work. Matthew got to go in and show off his Halloween costume. It was a treat for us to go to daddy's office at lunch time. Obviously, I'm usually at work and Matt is usually at daycare, so we have never actually stopped by for lunch. I have to admit that the combo of Matt being tired from the trick or treating plus hyper from tons of candy did not lead us to stay for a long time - but it was still fun! (and it turned out that many people at daddy's office wore costumes ... hmmm .... Next year I think he may go dressed up)
After a 2 hour nap (seriously, how great was it that I had an afternoon nap on a Wednesday) Matt and I got up and carved our Jack O Lanterns. I let Matt use a little knife under close supervision and he had so much fun. I think his pumpkin was nicer than mine. Oh well! It was fun to carve.
Notice the Knife ... Good parenting!

After all of that it was off to pick up daddy, drop him at home and then go to Grandma and Grandpa's for dinner.Lightning McGrandpa

Matt was thrilled because Grandma came trick or treating with us. We went to several houses. One of the highlights was when some girls (maybe about 12 or 13) were so taken by Matt coming and telling them that he loved their costumes that they took candy out of their bags and gave it to him. It was so sweet. And, it kind of made my night to see such kindness!

You may have noticed the tag at the bottom of my post today. I have signed up for NaBloPoMo where I have agreed to post every single day for the month of November. Wish me luck!


Multi-tasking Mommy said...

Happy NaBloPoMo day!!!

Love the pics and sounds like you had a great time!

The bunny's pumpkins got the most ooos and ahhhhs last night too!

So, where did you finally find the costume?

Naomi (Urban Mummy) said...

I'm doing NaBloPoMo too!! Yay!

Love the photos...such a big boy! Nice pumpkins!!

Amy said...

Awwwwwwww! He looks awesome!!! I can hardly wait to see him and hear all about his trick-or-treating adventures! :)

Maybe I'll try to get his treats to you tonight, I'll see how much I have to do.

LoriD said...

Lightening McMatthew looks awesome! So glad you found the costume for him.

AndreAnna said...

Very cute! The outfit came out great. Mine will be up tomorrow or later tonight. Sick baby + missing camera = no pics.. LOL

Karen MEG said...

Great pics! Happy Nablopomo to you too!