Saturday, 9 November 2013

Halloween Happening

Our Halloween turned out to be rather rainy, and I may have forgotten to grab my camera when we dashed out to trick or treat in between cloud bursts, so thankfully we had the foresight to dress the kids up and take them out to a Halloween Carnival the weekend prior. I had seen some advertisements for trick or treating downtown, and for some kind of park district outdoor party, so even though we had no idea what to expect we decided to check it out.

It turned out that the information I had been given about the timing of the trick or treat event was off, so we ended up going straight for the Halloween event, and it was a good thing we did. First, because it was huge and there were lots of kids so we needed the time, and second because it was way better than I expected and the kids really enjoyed themselves. The carnival was set up outdoors in one of the many beautiful parks in our new area, and the park district had arranged lots of silly games for the kids to play. They threw troll dolls in holes, picked treasure from pirate's chests, played "croquet," and threw bottles at milk cans. There were probably fifteen different games, and after playing the kids got candy or plastic toys (ah, junk, every mother's dream).

The kids were thrilled to spend the afternoon amassing candy and playing games, while the adults enjoyed the time outside in the nice weather and the chance to watch the kids dress up and have a great time!

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