This year for Halloween Jack chose to be Woody from Toy Story and Avery wanted to be a witch. This is the first year that they actually went trick or treating, too. In year's past, they were either too little or too tired to make it out to go trick or treating. I thought they might get spooked by all the decorations and by some of the costumes, but they were in awe instead.
On Saturday, we went with my folks and Auntie Steffie to the Halloween Train at the Snoqualmie Train Depot. What fun! We got to watch apple cider being made in an old cider press, we got to ride the train and we saw all kinds of other kids in their costumes on the train.
On Sunday, we headed down to Puyallup once they woke up from their naps so that we could trick or treat with my cousin, Annie, and her three children. It took Jack and Avery a couple of houses before they caught onto the way things work, then they were running up to the doors with the big kids. Much to my embarrassment, Claire (Annie's daughter), reported to me that Avery was sticking her hand into the treat bowls for 2nds and 3rds. We had to have a little talk about only taking one or two pieces of candy at each house. When we got back to Annie's house, it was clear that Avery had extra helpings because her pumpkin weighed about twice as much as Jack's pumpkin. Jack had more fun looking at all the spooky decorations. One house had a candy bowl with a talking skull in the middle of it. Jack stood there with his nose mere inches from the skull trying to figure out how it worked and watching it talk back to him. At several of the houses, Jack just followed the mass of kids up to the door and watched what was going on and didn't even get a piece of candy. He was so interested in what was going on around him that he could have cared less about all the goodies he was forgoing!!
And a short video of the fun...