We had our ward party last week. It was held outside in the parking lot because our church building is filled to the brim with donated items. Actually it's pretty cool going through our building and witnessing the generosity of so many church members. It's neat to see first hand all that the church does in helping out disaster victims.
Back to Halloween . . . Carter was a pirate. He actually had a different pirate costume but I forgot to take pictures of him in it. This as his friend's costume that we borrowed before finally just deciding to buy our own. He is obsessed with pirates. It all stemmed from watching The Backyardigan's Pirate Treasure episode and listening to Veggie Tales "The Pirates who don't do Anything" song. Megan? Well she was supposed to be a flower, but she HATED being in the pot. We ended up just putting a big flower on her head that my friend Jorden made, and that was it. She stayed hidden at the party and during trick or treating in her carseat, so it wasn't a big deal anyways. Sorry Meg. Not much of a costume.
They had fun at the party. Carter got tons of candy, which of course meant that Mom and Dad got tons. haha. In the week between the party and Halloween Carter came up all the time with his empty pumpkin bucket and "trick or treat"-ed more.
Last night for Halloween we went to our friends, the Stouts, for a party and then afterwards went up to Clear Lake where my cousin Jackie lives and went Trick or Treating there. We went with Jackie, her husband, and their son Brigham who was a turtle. We also went with our friends the Granthams. Their son Phoenix was a pirate too, and Sequoia was little Red Riding Hood. We would have preferred to stay on the island, but with all the houses being gutted, there really wasn't anywhere to go. Either way, we had lots of fun and Carter got even MORE candy. Carter didn't get in bed till about 10 at night, hence we are having fun dealing with a very cranky and whiny kid today. Oh well. It was great and I must say that Halloween is even more fun with kids then it was when I was. It's fun seeing Carter get excited. He loved being a pirate.