While this is not my favorite holiday of the year, the girls love the opportunity to dress up and walk around in public that way. The candy is an added benefit. (And an ongoing battle…) This year, they picked out two great outfits – a Gypsy Princess and a Witch. Unfortunately, it was so cold outside, their outfits were pretty much covered up during the trick-or-treating. Still fun.
We went to Living Water Church for their community trunk-or-treat event. I know this is a ministry/outreach opportunity as well as a community event. I hope that it reaches people beyond just the candy. This year, there was an area that gave out 365 Devotions for Bedtime book; our kids will use that in the morning for breakfast devotions.
So, down to business. We had Grandma Yoh and Grandma Ediger as reinforcements this year. And Jeremy donned the Chewbacca snuggie as his costume!
We had fun looking at all the creative trunks; every year, I am so impressed by the creativity displayed. The girls walked the plank to these pirates for candy and were tossed treats by the castle guards at another.
There were also activities – the train (too cold the girls said), the bounce house, the slide, “cross fit” for kids station
And animals – a horse, a miniature horse, some lion head bunnies (the babies were like tiny white balls of fur…almost no face, just eyes on a ball of fur!), goats, and … a skunk!
We also had some tasty food (Thank you, Dutch Kitchen!) and hot chocolate before heading for warmer quarters. The girls showed off their costumes to Grandpa Ediger and worked on their photography skills before heading home for the night.
Until next year… (and I am sure I have not seen the last of these outfits!)
So, I am adding a bit to yesterday’s post. Today (actual Halloween), the girls went on a Halloween scavenger hunt in the house. I used clues I found here. I figure it is good to share in others’ creativity. The girls loved it. They both figured out clues and gave each other a chance to find the clue or think of the object. All the clues were simple household items. Here are some of the pictures from their fun: