Monday, October 29, 2012

Trick or Treat!

Frankenstorm really altered our Trick or Treat plans! 

We found out this morning that all of the areas around us moved trick or treating to Saturday evening.  However, we have front row tickets to the circus on Saturday evening.  The kids were going to miss trick or treating this year and they were bummed!  I was ready to declare this Halloween and epic fail.

I had planned on taking my kids trick or treating at our high school tonight.  We went last year and it's a great event for kids! My friend also suggested taking our kids to the mall to trick or treat afterward.  Between the school and the mall, they would get their fill of trick or treating!

We headed to the school and made the mad dash through the pouring rain to meet our friends there. Luckily, we arrived early enough to end up near the front of the line!  Apparently, everybody had the same idea as us.  The school was packed! 

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It was so much fun for the kids!  They trick or treat through the high school.  Each room has a different theme and the high school students dress up and hand out candy to the little kids.  They ended up leaving with as much candy as they would have received trick or treating through the neighborhood!  We'll definitely do this again next year!

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At this point, Grant and I parted ways.  We made the mad dash back through the pouring rain.  He headed home while my friend, our kids, and I drove to the mall together.  It was a bit (okay, a lot) hectic getting out of the car, because it was raining even harder and the wind was blowing.  We dashed through the rain yet again, laughing hysterically as we did. 

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We had plans to meet up with our sweet friend, Steph, and her family.  We found them and got into the long line to trick or treat.  My Lily was a bit irritated at being strapped into a stroller and quickly ripped off her poodle head.  We were able to distract her with many lollipops, though!

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Okay..honestly?  I wouldn't trick or treat at the mall again.  The line moves way too slowly and even though we spent an hour there, the kids only got a few pieces of candy. 

There was also a big scare with this cutie pie...

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...let's just say that she traumatized her parents and scared the crap out of the rest of us.  Sweet little Lily. 

By that point, we were pretty much over trick or treating. 

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We decided to get out of line and let the kids play at the indoor playground for a bit.

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There were so many kids there and not many were being watched, so things got a bit rough.  We all headed out of the mall, back into the pouring rain.

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Our entire group drove to the nearest fast food restaurant.  We grabbed some dinner and let the kids play in the indoor playground.

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The kids had a great time together!

We were all bummed about not being able to trick or treat on Halloween, but we ended up having a great time! It was definitely a memorable night and took all that disappointment away!

An even bigger surprise?  School is cancelled tomorrow!

14 comments:

  1. I love the idea of the high school passing out candy! How fun! We didn't trick or treat due to bad weather, but Griffin passed out candy and had a blast!

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  2. Looks like loads of fun.. glad it worked out. Love their costumes!

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  3. I am glad they got to still trick or treat!

    hope you guys have fun @ the circus

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  4. Looks like you made the best out of Halloween even if it wasn't what you had planned! I hope you are surviving the storm okay!

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  5. Looks like you made the best out of Halloween even if it wasn't what you had planned! I hope you are surviving the storm okay!

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  6. Love your little one's costumes! Sorry to hear you'll miss out on Trick-or-Treating...such a bummer! But it looks like you had a great time at the mall :)

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  7. Definitely a memorable night! :)

    And I love the chocolate milk in the last few pictures. hahaha

    xoxox

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  8. Awww I'm glad you still had some fun. The high school sounds like a great idea! Love the costumes too, so cute.

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  9. Making the best of changed plans and a hurricane. Love it!! We already have plans Saturday night too but it's also a matter of making the best of things. Cant wait!! Have fun at the circus!

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  10. awesome photos - glad they got their fill of candy!

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  11. It's so nice when the community offers alternatives for trick or treating. I bet the kids loved being at the high school, that's just great. You all are troopers, here in Ca when there's rain we shut in for the night. Total wimps.

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  12. I'm glad it all turned out for you! Matt said that he saw you guys at the mall. That was our first and last time going there I think. It just wasn't worth the hassle lol!

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