Does Halloween last a full week for you guys too?
My goodness have we had a lot of Halloween activities going on over here! We started last weekend – Jack’s daycare had their fall festival, which included Halloween activities and a costume contest.
Here’s his VERY first face painting experience… luckily it only took about 25 seconds to do. Don’t mind the chocolate on his face, that’s pretty standard with him (and me).
And here is “ghost bowling” which is basically a bunch of toilet paper with faces drawn on it. I’m going to guess that you don’t actually use the TP afterwards…
I left the party to go to my girlfriend’s baby shower and then after nap time we put our costumes back on because the town of Westminster had a HUGE trick or treat event down Main Street where most of the businesses gave out candy.
The evening was topped off with a Halloween parade, which was pretty darn awesome. Whenever you mix in people holding bunny rabbits, tractors, mini motorcycle wheelies and a brass band… well, that’s some good stuff! The only drawback was at the end of the parade Santa Clause was waving to the kids wishing them Happy Halloween.
EVERYONE knows Santa doesn’t come around until the end of the Thanksgiving parade!
Fast forward a few days to Tuesday afternoon and we had Jack’s daycare Halloween party. I was super excited because this was the very first ‘school’ activity that I’d really been to, so I couldn’t wait to peek in on Jack hanging out with his school friends.
Of course it totally backfired.
While I was there Jack decided to “show off” for mommy and be a total terror. There was an instance (or two) of shoving little girls and stealing their beanbags. Sigh. His teacher assures me that he is usually a quiet and well-behaved angel in her class and I’m crossing my fingers that she’s not just trying to be nice…
Here he is before the monster came out.
This might be like a split-second before he started stealing all the beanbags for himself:
None of this Halloween awesomeness compares to the excitement I’m feeling for this upcoming weekend though… we are going to the Hershey Park After Dark celebration!
We went last year too, but this year is going to be SO MUCH better. Jack is a year older, so he’s much more into the fun of an amusement park. Also, he’s MUCH taller so he will be able to ride more rides. All three of us will be in our costumes and the Hershey Trick-or-Treat Adventure with HERSHEY CANDY can’t be beat! Also, we’ve decided to splurge a little and stay overnight so that we can have TWO days of awesomeness. I can’t wait to tell you all about it when I come back next week!
Tell me about your Halloween plans – do you have a full week of activities? What is your favorite Halloween candy? Will I see you at Hershey Park After Dark this weekend?