This was the first year that Chad has been able to spend Halloween with the kids and me. He has always been working in the past! He was very excited. We kicked off the festivities with pumpkin-carving. Chad helped Mason carve the alien he wanted, and I helped Bree with her dog jack-o-lantern (I thought her Doberman choice was interesting, given all the options).
We went downtown again for trick-or-treating, because it was such a hit last year. Local businesses hand out candy that either they or local residents have donated. It's a nice leisurely walk up and down main street, which is blocked off to traffic--a huge bonus when you have a Mason in your family. And in less than an hour, your candy bag is full!
Costumes this year:
Mason: Han Solo
Bree: Cow Girl
Me: Vampire whose cheap teeth fell out and got lost (so I looked like a goth in everyday attire)
Chad: uh...resident of West Africa (wearing clothes from his mission)
We met up with my friend Mackenzie and her family for trick-or-treating, and we all enjoyed Chad's delicious chili, cornbread, homemade pumpkin donuts, and hot chocolate back at our place. The kids all enjoyed running around, playing together, and watching "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"
It was my favorite Halloween yet.