It’s so hard to believe that October is gone and we are into November already! Where does the time go? Sunday we took Logan trick-or-treating for the first time. In previous years he wasn’t really old enough and it didn’t really matter to him. This year, however, he asked if he could get dressed up and go. I’m not a huge fan of Halloween, mainly because I didn’t celebrate it much as a child, but I decided we would do it and make it a fun family day.
Shadrach and I asked Logan what he wanted to be for Halloween. In typical 3-year-old fashion, he changed his mind A HUNDRED TIMES before settling on a fireman (You can check here to see what his different choices were). So, I did a lot of looking around for the best fireman costume. Walmart had one but the fireman had muscles, which I didn’t want. Then I found some online but they were around $50, which I felt was too much to spend on a costume. Finally, we settled on the Melissa and Doug Fire Chief Role Play Costume.
It wasn’t a complete outfit but it did come with the jacket, hat, fire extinguisher, and bull horn. So, I picked up a black pair of sweatpants at Walmart. I also purchased a long sleeve white t-shirt and a pair of red suspenders. I wasn’t too sure how the weather was going to be because we live in Ohio and the weather changes every few minutes.(Not really, but it seems like it sometimes. 🙂 ) I just wanted to make sure that if he had to take his jacket off, he would still look like a fireman. It all turned out cute. It was a little big, but it worked just fine. Plus, he will have the costume to use as dress-up clothes for a while.
Our town does Halloween on Sunday, in the afternoon. It started around 3:00 and goes until 4:30. It’s really the perfect amount of time for kids to go to a few houses and not end up with too much candy. Even my dad decided to get in on the fun this year. He had enough candy for about 200 kids but by 3:40, he was completely out! He had to close up and go back inside. There were A LOT of people here and it was a little crazy! This was probably the most trick-or-treaters we’ve seen since we moved here.
Trick-or-Treat! Give Me Something Good to Eat!
We headed out with Logan all dressed up at 3:00. He was soooo excited! We went to the first house, which was right next door. Logan runs up to the garage (because people in this town sit out on the porch or in their garages to hand out candy. We didn’t ring many bells.) and turns to the first person he gets to and says, “Trick-or-treat! Give me something good to eat!” My mom had told him to say that and they practiced it the day before. He remembered and made sure to say that at every house we went to. It was so cute!
Shadrach told Logan that after he gets his candy that he needed to make sure and say, “Thank you! Have a good night!” So, Logan made sure to do that at every house as well. It was so sweet. A lot of the older people just ate it up.
Logan’s Favorite Part
I know that Logan loved getting all of the candy, because, on more than one occasion, he tried to grab another piece after he’d already gotten one. We had to stay close to make sure he didn’t take more than he should. As much as he loved the candy, I think his favorite part was seeing all of the different costumes.
As we walked past people, he talked about their costumes and how much he liked them! He was so kind and so excited about it all. His most favorite had to be a little girl dressed up as a cupcake! What can I say, my kid loves cake! Every time we saw her, he would yell, “It’s a big cupcake!” There were are few instances that he would reach out and touch people’s costumes to see how they felt too. He had so much fun and I’m so glad.
The other thing that made the afternoon perfect was that the local fire department parked their fire truck and handed out candy. We took the time to walk to it and Logan got some candy from the firemen. I mean, how perfect was that? He had the costume and now we were able to get pictures of him in front of a fire truck too!
After about an hour going house to house, Logan was done. We really only made it up and down our street. He got lots of candy, though! Shadrach had to carry the bucket for him. I can’t imagine if we had gone through more of the neighborhood. We would’ve needed an extra bag for overflow candy or just eat it as we go :). Logan was done after about an hour. Once trick-or-treating was over in our town, we headed over to my Aunt and Uncle’s house to trick-or-treat. They live out in the country and not a lot of kids come their way. Plus they make Logan feel extra special whenever we see them.
That was pretty much all we did but it really was so much fun. Even Shadrach had fun. He’d never really been trick-or-treating but he decided we need to do it every year! We loved seeing Logan’s excitement and watching him experience new things is always a joy. I did have the following conversation with Logan yesterday, which made me laugh.
Logan: Mommy, I love my fireman costume!
Me: I’m so glad you like it. Since Halloween is over you can use it play dress up and pretend to be a fireman.
Logan: No, I can only wear it to get candy!
He loves his candy! A meal hasn’t gone by without him trying to have candy with it. I will be making most of it disappear here soon because I know we don’t want all kinds of sweets lying around our house and I’m sure a lot of you feel the same way. I can’t wait to share my ideas of what to do with all of that extra Halloween candy. I’d love to hear how your Halloween went!
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