Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween Recap

We had a great Halloween here. We did several things to celebrate the holiday. We started two Mondays ago by going to a local church and picking out pumpkins at their pumpkin patch. I got a larger pumpkin to carve and a small one for Michael to paint. We went with our neighbors, who have a little boy who is a year younger than Michael. It was so cute to see them running down the aisles between the pumpkins.

Wednesday night we went to Boo at the Zoo. Michael wore his Cars race car costume for the first time there. He was hesitant to put it on at first but once he did, he even wore the hat that went with it! We went inside and walked around the zoo. Some animals were still out and they had several exhibits set up, along with about 20 or so Trick or Treat stations. Michael did really well and walked around the entire zoo, holding hands with Todd and I. He even loved the music at the front of the park and was dancing along by himself. It was adorable. After we left, he was exhausted!

Michael and Daddy

Thursday night Michael painted his pumpkin that we got last week. He did a great job with it and didn't get any paint on himself and spilled very little on the newspapers that I had laid down in the garage. I was amazed considering two year olds are normally very messy. After he finished painting his pumpkin, he watched me carve mine. He wanted to "help" with the carving but the knife was sharp and making me nervous. I finished mine up and let him help me with scooping out the inside, which he didn't want to have anything to do with!

Friday he had a fun party at daycare and they got to dress up in their costumes and eat treats. Friday night we went Trick or Treating in our neighborhood with our next door neighbors and their little boy, who is a year younger than Michael. They went in his wagon and were pulled up and down our street, with stops at each house along the way. It was the cutest thing to see the two boys interacting together and going up to people's doors to get candy. When they were sitting in the wagon, our neighbor's son wanted to give Michael his candy and Michael told him no and put it back in his basket for him. Todd, Michael and I hit a few more houses around the corner and came back to our house shortly after it got dark. We gave out candy to the Trick or Treaters and Michael seemed to like this almost as much as going door to door. He wanted to take the candy out of the pumpkin and put a piece in each kid's bag. He did a really good job with this.

It was a great Halloween and so much fun to see Michael enjoying himself and understanding a bit more about what was going on. Yesterday morning he asked me for trick or treat candy so I guess it really did sink in!


DuBose Family said...

He is absolutely adorable! I'm so proud of you for actually carving a pumpkin. We will next year when Nathan is a little older to understand and enjoy it. Michael is reminding me of the cute little boy from Stuart Little with his blonde hair and glasses. :)

Joanna said...

He is so cute. I love his smile.
He really cleaned up on the candy.