Bob the Builder and little Curious George made the neighborhood rounds tonight. William did his best to say ‘trick or treat’ and ‘thank you’ and after the first few houses managed to even yell it out a little. The weather was prime and we had a great night tagging along while saying hi to the neighbors. William’s bucket got so full of candy that we had to transfer some out because he was starting to drag it on the pavement. He is all about chocolate, suckers, and doesn’t mind to stay a while and chat while trying out his treats. I am not sure if Joshua was sleeping or just taking it all in, but he didn’t make a peep from his upper seat in the backpack the whole time. Back home, it didn’t take long for him to get his hands on some laffy-taffy.
We’ve been taking in all the festivities this year, with Trunk or Treat at our Church on Saturday evening. Linnea really upped her game this year, building off the fishing theme complete with a water fall. The kids had to cast a line over the water fall, while I was the lucky one to hook the candy in a clothespin. It turned out to be a hit, the only downside is I had to borrow Williams hard hat to protect me from some crazy casting. William loved it and even managed to figure out how to toss the line. We had a fun time checking out the rest of the cars, although both William and Joshua didn’t know what to make of our friend Quentin who dressed up as a Yeti. William’s favorite was the truck that had a couple of horse saddles in the back, and we had to drag him away at the end of the night.
It’s been an unseasonable warm Fall and very dry. The leaves are finally starting to drop from our big Cottonwood, making for lots of bagging. Luckily I have a little helper. I also had a couple little helpers carving pumpkins this year. Joshua took care of eating pumpkin guts and seeds while William did his best attempt at carving.