Three is a fun age for Halloween. This was the first year I feel like Hayden was quite interested in trick-or-treating, even though he definitely lost interested long before the bigger kids. 🙂
Halloween was on Sunday this year, and Saturday my mom’s church had a “trunk or treat” event where you could take your kids to the parking lot and go car to car to “trick-or-treat.” I guess these things are getting more popular but I had never heard of it before. We took Hayden with Mom and Jim, and Hayden’s cousins Jesse and Robby came, too. It was really cute, and it gave Hayden a bit of a preview/reminder of what this trick-or-treating business is. The adults who were handing out the candy had gotten all dressed up – it was a really fun time!
Sunday was the real deal. We went to the neighborhood Halloween party, which goes for an hour before official trick-or-treat time starts. We had some chili, hotdogs, and snacks and Hayden did some coloring and playing with neighborhood kids. From there we started the trick-or-treating. John took Hayden around to start with while I took the car home and met up with them after a few minutes. He was really enjoying it. He wanted to go to every single house, and when there was the odd house we knew wasn’t giving candy he would protest, not understanding why he couldn’t go ring their bell.
After he’d done a fair amount of trick-or-treating, we went down to the cul-de-sac where our friends live. We decided to pass out our candy down there as our house always gets bypassed since we’re at the neighborhood entrance and off the main drag. Our friend Kris had made some mulled cider which the adults enjoyed while the kids all played around. It was a fun weekend!