Josh and Angie invited us to their house to go trick or treating and then have supper. Sam and Angelique were able to come too, so we had a family Halloween party! We ended up with one pirate, a princess pirate, a Tigger Pirate, two crayons, a princess, baby Tigger and a moose (Olive was in costume also).
We did not know what to expect for trick or treating.Â The kids did their normal of bringing some of their candy to share with other kids before they went out “begging” for more. As we left, we could see a few children out. Angie had two places to try and we decided to try the island. Most houses had their lights out, but the houses that were giving out candy were very generous.Â The kids brought home lots of candy, most of it chocolate. One place was making fresh popcorn to share along with a big piece of candy.
Sam took Megan and was teaching her how to go trick or treating. He was able to fill her little bag with good treats. (Megan said that she did not want any candy and let Uncle Sam have her candy 🙂 !)
When we got back to Josh’s house, we enjoyed warm cider and a wonderful chili dinner. We made caramel apples. Audrey really wanted one, but discovered she could not eat it on the stick because of her teeth.
The kids and I have gone trick or treating down Main Street in Goshen most every Halloween for the last five or so years.
Today we met Lilly and Beth with David and Rachel there.Â It was fun talking to them and letting the kids have time together.
Megan went “begging for candy” for the first time this year too.Â It was the kid’s idea to give her a bag and see who would fill it.Â Surprise! People did give a newborn baby candy! Lilly was carrying her when someone gave her some Starbursts and Lilly said that “she prefers Skittles.”Â The candy was changed to Skittles! 🙂 My favorite treat for her was when one man saw her and commented “muy bonita”.Â I agree, she is very pretty.
We decided to try the Oxbow Halloween Hayride and bonfire this year. We were told it was a non scary, family, evening of fall fun. Most of it was. We enjoyed the hayride, especially Adrian. The bonfire was crowded, but the caramel apples were very good! It was a nice evening with family.
We found this Walking Stick while on our walk at Oxbow today. Audrey enjoyed playing with it. She did not want to let it go when it was time to leave. Adrian only enjoyed playing with it as long as Audrey caught it before it got near his face.
What a beautiful fall day! We went to Oxbow for Science Class.Â It was chilly, but we had fun looking for animals and tracks.Â After lunch and some reading time, the kids went outside and raked a huge leaf pile to play in. As I took the leaf pile picture, the kids yelled, “Hi Opa and Oma!”