Sunday, November 01, 2009
Trick or Treat
Last night was our first real family trick or treating adventure. We've held off on the trick-or-treating experience until the kids were old enough to truly participate and understand the concept of it. This was the year. Patrick put a deer roast in the pressure cooker and off we went down Cliffside Road. The houses we went to had HUGE bowls of candy, and Nora and Stuey's eager little hands got lots of candy. (The Halloween traffic on Cliffside Road is minimal-we didn't get any trick or treaters last night!)
Its interesting because people here are more into the downtown office trick or treating over neighborhood trick or treating. Patrick and I love the neighbor trick or treating. Its a chance to say hello to people who we don't see often and the kids were so enthusiastic in their costumes-Nora gave out big Lion Roars to the houses we went to. We had a truly, truly fun time with lots of laughter.
On Friday night Patrick and I got a babysitter and went out on the town-so fun! We started at the brewery for a drink, went to an evening art show, then had an appetizer.
We finished the evening off by a haunted house adventure! Our first choice was the haunted coast guard boat, but the line was long and had been cut off. So we went to the Coast Guard Communications Station Haunted House. For $2 each, we got the spooks scared out of us! It was so fun-being led through dark tunnels with various scary scenes. I forgot how much I love haunted houses! Next year we'll head out to the Haunted boat earlier in the evening-it sounded quite fun. As we walked away from the haunted boat, we could hear screams coming from it. And we heard it was quite scary and for adults only. So fun!