Yesterday afternoon, I did end up taking the kids to the Halloween grand opening of the park.
The weather wasn’t as chilly as it was in the morning, but it was still pretty cold, so we only stayed about a half an hour. It was really nice. They had a red ribbon cutting ceremony for the park. They handed out big sugar cookies to all the kids, and had hot cocoa, hot cider, and popcorn. There was also a candy corn guessing contest and a balloon artist.
They also had “trunk or treating.” I have never heard of trunk or treating before this year, and I’ve heard it mentioned several times this year. I was surprised to learn that trunk or treating has been around since 2000.
Due to safety concerns, trunk-or-treating was introduced in 2000 as an alternative to hitting the pavement for candy on Halloween night. Cars are parked in a circle at a school or church parking lot, with event-goers decorating their open trunks and dressing in costume in order to hand out treats.
The kids had a fun time and would have stayed longer but it was getting too cold for Baby McCutie Fairy Princess.
When we got home, we worked on Jacob’s Halloween costume¬† bit.
If you can’t tell, he’s going to be a zombie. Danny was a zombie last year, so luckily I have all the make-up and fake blood leftover. Halloween is kind of weird if you think about it, right?!
Happy zombie Danny:
- 1.06 miles pink treadmill
- BodyPump – 60 minutes
Today is the last day for the pink breast cancer awareness treadmill, so I made sure to get one more mile in before body pump.
Danny has the day off of work today, so he joined me for body pump.
Well, we’re off to pick up my niece and then we’re going to Jaden’s school for the Halloween parade and party. I can’t wait to take the kids trick-or-treating!
Questions of the day:
- Do you have any plans today? Are you dressing up?
- Did you have Halloween parties at school when you were a kid? Some schools near us don’t have Halloween parties anymore. I’m glad my son’s does.
- What kind of candy are you giving out? We’re giving out kit kats, milky ways, and twix!