Saturday, November 1, 2008

All Hallow's eve! Muah ha ha ha!!

So last night was the big night. The entire day and night went off without a hitch. I sort of have had a love/hate relationship with Halloween since I had kids. On one hand it's fun to dress up and do the whole thing, but on the other hand the combination of the excitement mixed with large doses of candy makes for a meltdown of epic proportion. Times that by 3 and you wonder why we do this every year.

This year we smarted up. Bug has an allergy to chocolate and most types of food coloring. Also a sensitivity to white refined sugar. So pretty much all candy was out of the question. So to avoid a scene, we planned ahead and had a bargaining chip to trade for his candy. Rockstar had found a used video game at a rental store a while back for cheap, so he picked it up thinking we could trade the game for the candy so that it wouldn't be a huge ordeal.

Our plan worked like a charm.

We hit all the same spots we do every year. We started out at my Aunt and Uncle's house and then headed over to my in law's neighborhood in West Linn. We tricked, we treated, we wore ourselves out and were home in bed by 8.

The kids were super cute in their costumes. Bug was Ironman ,Sunshine a butterfly and as you all voted, Peanut was a penguin.

Everyone had fun, no meltdown to be had (mostly because we have a 1 piece of candy a day rule in place). It was really an enjoyable Halloween. The best one we have had yet.

Bug and Sunshine even went (mostly) inside the super scary house.If you have forgotten about this one, click here Maybe next year they will make it in to get the candy :) The people were really nice and talked to us.

All in all we had a great night. Now tonight comes the grown up party. Rockstar is playing a show and I actually get to go to this one. Usually I have to stay home with the kids but Grandma is taking all 3 for the night and giving me a night out. Yay for Grandma!


Kristin Coppee said...

Oh, cute! I'm so bummed. Halloween sucks so far because my girls REFUSE to dress up. They throw a huge screaming fit if I try to put them in costume. We went trick-or-treating anyway, but it was lame and we had to explain why they weren't dressed up.

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