Our first Halloween activity was a couple weeks ago. Our friends, the Scallys, had a little Halloween party. The children dressed up in their costumes and had lunch. They got to make a little sucker ghost, and they each got a little pumpkin with their initial on it. They had lots of fun playing. Here is the whole group.
Last night, before trick-or-treating, we carved our pumpkin. Drew wanted a "cross" face on the pumpkin this year, and he helped plan out the shapes we would use before Jim started cutting. Drew did not like the pumpkin's insides or seeds!
Drew helped pop out a few of the pumpkin's parts.
Admiring the cross-faced pumpkin.
Drew and his two pumpkins this year. I bought the big one a few weeks ago at Aldi for $1.99. (I love to watch Bargains to Bounty to find the best prices on seasonal things like this!) The little pumpkin is the one he got at his Halloween party.
Drew has had a cold all weekend, so we decided to just stop by a few relatives' homes instead of going and doing actual trick-or-treating as we had thought about this year. We went out for dinner at Chili's first. We had gotten an e-mail with a coupon for a free kid's meal. Drew enjoyed eating in his costume.
After dinner, we went over to Jim's mom's apartment to see her. Drew was very excited!
Heading down the hall to Grandma's apartment.
Drew was really into character, and he had to show Grandma all his gear.
Drew and his basket.
While we were in Jim's mom's apartment, someone knocked on the door. It was a lady who lives down the hall from Jim's mom. She had seen us come in, and she had brought Drew a big bag of treats. She gave him pudding cups, popsicles, chips, and candy! We also went upstairs to see Jim's aunt, who lives in the same building. Drew had to show her all the features of his wings.
He put on quite a show!
Our last stop of the night was at Jim's sister and brother-in-law's house.
They had a big bag of candy for him, and he had a great time playing hockey with his Aunt Sharon.
On our way out of Aunt Sharon and Uncle Larry's house, they gave Drew a bunch of their left over candy (they had only gotten 2 trick-or-treaters!). In spite of only going to a couple houses, Drew ended up with quite a haul! One of Jim's employees came by work yesterday on her day off with a big bag of treats for Drew, and Drew's Aunt Nora and Uncle Topher sent him a fun Halloween card and a McDonald's gift card too.