This year was the first time taking Calvin out trick or treating. We decorated the front porch a few weeks ago and he has had his fire fighter costume for a little while. I didn’t have a costume for Mia, so we borrowed a kangaroo one from our brother and sister in law.  

Calvin in his fire fighter costume.


Mia wasn’t amused at being dressed up, but she got over it!

We went out pretty early, about 5:30 when the sun was just beginning to go down and met with our brother and sister in law, their two little ones and our sister in laws parents. The kids trick or treated at a few houses, then we checked out the trunk or treat at the school. It was organized by a new church that is opening today and the kids had a great time getting treats and dancing.

Calvin, Mia and I walked home around 6:40 to give out candy and stopped at a few houses on our way back. In previous years our community is swarming with kids, it felt like there were a lot less this year. I feel like more parents are opting for organized events and trunk or treats put on by the local churches, rather than the traditional trick or treating.

We had our teal pumpkin out in support of the Teal Pumpkin Project, Calvin’s painted pumpkin and we gave out miniature candy bars and Halloween tattoos. 

Calvin’s painted pumpkin.

I hope everyone had a spooktacular Halloween! Now to try not to eat all the leftover candy and lay on the couch in a puddle of drool and regret!


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