We started with Zak having a Halloween party at his school on Wednesday. He enjoyed lots of Halloween snacks, came home with a whole book bag full of treats and made a few crafts. He wasn't allowed to wear his costume (who wants to help 8 3-year olds go to the potty in those costumes??) so he wore his Minion shirt instead. And the class "dressed up" for us for pick up time. We walked in & they all looked like this:
|Welcome to the pumpkin patch!!|
Then Wednesday night we got a little off track when AJ and I both came down with a stomach bug. Thankfully AJ woke up on Thursday feeling fine but mine hung around a little longer and I was down until Friday morning. Thursday we cancelled our busy day and spent the day relaxing and recovering.
Thursday night was trick or treat in our neighborhood because for some reason Columbus doesn't want the kids trick or treating on a weekend night. I was too sick to go but Adrian took the boys out for about 90 minutes. They were joined by their friends and my brother, sister in law and niece. Everyone had a great time and came home with a ton of candy! Again, no pictures since
Friday we stayed low key since I was still recovering and we were really trying to have everyone healthy for actual Halloween on Saturday. We watched "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" and then watched the Mets win. Saturday started early for me with a tough Zumba class and then AJ had his first hockey game of the season.
After we got thru all of our "have to's" on Saturday, then we were on to the fun part! We headed out to our friend's neighborhood to trick or treat since that town was doing it on actual Halloween. That neighborhood was great! There were so many houses that were decorated fun and every one was giving out handfuls of candy. Everyone was super nice and we had a blast. We were only out for around an hour because it started to rain and we really had enough candy.
Our last stop on our Halloween tour was to Chipotle for their $3 Boo-ritos. You had to add an extra to your costume to get the deal so we brought the boys in their costumes and AJ added a TMNT to his back, Daniel had sunglasses & a wand and Zak had a sword. I also wore Zak's minion googles on my head just to ensure we got the deal for all of our burritos. Adrian & I got our usual wraps and AJ tried and enjoyed a steak taco.
After gorging ourselves on Chipotle and candy, we let the boys stay up as late as they wanted. AJ had been begging to stay up to watch sports with us for a while, so we let him stay up to watch the Mets. We knew with the time change Sun would be a nightmare anyway so we figured why not. Zak passed out on the couch around 10:30 but both other boys made it past 11 and to the end of the game. Everyone slept in on Sun and the day went better than any other time change day has gone ever. Maybe after 8 years we finally figured out how to deal with the time change?
It was a super fun Halloween season for us!! Now we have a slight break before the whirlwind that is Thanksgiving and Christmas. We will be taking it easy for the next few weeks to get ready for all that we have going on for that month.