Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween!

We had a great time on our first Halloween in our new neighborhood. Also, last Halloween Mason was only about 2 months old and so he didn't really get the concept as much as he did this year.

I had a great time decorating our house and making it spooky for the Trick or Treaters. I made ghosts out of old milk jugs that actually turned out great - I had people asking me where I got them. Super simple -- I spray painted them white and painted black faces on them, and then cut a hole in the back to stick a tea light in. They looked awesome when they were all lit up!



We had gone to the pumpkin patch and gotten about a dozen pumpkins .. we only ended up carving 4 of them. Marc and I each did a scary one and a fun one. We didn't get to carve pumpkins last year and so I'm really glad we did it again this year.

pumpkins

pumpkins


We had about 250 Trick or Treaters come - I know because I kept count of how much candy we had given out. I had been warned by my neighbors about how hard hit our community gets by Trick or Treaters ... it's a very walkable community and the homes are really close to the sidewalks, making it really easy to hit a lot of houses in a shorter amount of time. Also we have things called "greencourts" in our neighborhoods, where about 6 houses share one common big patch of grass in the middle, and have an alleyway behind them for their garages, another aspect of being a very neighborly community - and a huge bonus for Trick or Treaters. I seriously was stationed at the door for 2 hours straight just handing out candy to all the Ghosts and Goblins. We did let my parents take over candy duty for a minute while we walked Mason to the 5 or so neighbors on our short little street. He had no idea what to do but liked the idea of people putting candy in his little cup when we knocked on the door.

a little Yoda

Yoda warding off evil

Yoda pointing at the ghost

3 comments:

  1. Cute idea for the ghosts. I'll have to remember that for next year. Mason is such a cute Yoda! I can't believe you had over 250 kids come to your house! I think we had about 30! What a fun neighborhood! I want to come see it!

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  2. Love that Mason was Yoda, my family called me that growing up, long story. He looks great. We love Star Wars.

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  3. Love that Mason was Yoda, my family called me that growing up, long story. He looks great. We love Star Wars.

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