Saturday, November 1, 2008

Trick or treat!

We took the kids to downtown Fortuna for some trick-or-treating yesterday afternoon. Most of the merchants there hand out candy between the hours of 4 and 6 p.m. It's a great alternative for younger children. This was the third year we've participated in this particular event. I have some pictures I will share in a minute.

Afterward, I took Kara out to a subdivision around the corner from our house. We had never ventured over there for Halloween before, but it was totally awesome! Literally hundreds of kids and parents were out and about, and nearly every house had someone giving away candy. There was one residence where they set up a haunted house in the garage. Kara was really blown away by that. She was so enraptured she forgot her line (but they gave her candy anyway). She had a great time! And I had never experienced a Halloween like that before, since we lived in a rural area. We had to be driven from home to home to do our trick-or-treating.

When it was said and done, we must have hit more than 50 homes. Kara's plastic treat pumpkin was filled to the brim.

OK, here are a few pics:

The kids and Tim. Matty wasn't terribly happy for a few minutes (he was tired):

Kara, looking like a mermaid model:

Matty, rawr!:

We heart SpongeBob!:

Best costume EVER! (The dad was a murderer holding a hatchet and the daughter was a victim's head in the freezer):

Today's stats:
Time: 30 minutes


Sonia said...

Happy Halloween! V

ery cute costumes! Marcy's oldest was a mermaid too, seems like a popular costume this year.

Laurel said...

Too cute!!!

That's so great you found such a fun place to trick-or-treat! Will come in handy for the next few years.