I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween. I am so glad that it was a nice, clear night last night, and not pouring rain. We had a wonderful evening as a family.
I have mentioned before that I have never really been trick-or-treating before. Growing up we always had a family night, but we never missed out on candy because my Mom would put together a treat bag for us.
Jason did grow up going out on Halloween to collect candy, however it was often done wearing a large winter coat to keep warm because of the cold weather in Kelowna. He did always have fun going out.
We are both Christians, with different experiences around Halloween growing up. When it came time to decide what we wanted to do with Everly we decided that we would go around and dress her up in a cute costume. We definitely have no interest in the dark side of Halloween, and we actually avoided the homes that had creepy decorations up. This was Everly’s first Halloween and we wanted it to be fun, and lets be honest, it was also about getting cute photos of her… and candy for us 😉
We went to my family’s home and hung out for a bit before changing Everly into her owl costume. My Mom came around with us. It was a great chance to get to see some other faces, and meet some neighbours around the complex. (I really liked what this Mom had to say on her blog last year about how its the one time of year that most of your neighbours and mine are going to come knocking on our doors. It definitely made me want to open our doors next year, or even take part in one of the local churches trunk-n-treat event.) We went around to half of the complex, and went up to maybe about 15 or so homes. Everly was very popular with the neighbours who answered their doors. They really liked how she was trying to talk, and would wave goodbye after getting a treat in her little pumpkin bucket. She had it figured out in no time, and worked her cuteness level. Everly really likes to watch people, so seeing all the other kids and adults going around outside kept her attention, and kept her happy.
Thank you to the neighbours at my family’s complex who opened their doors after our daughter, her daddy or I knocked. Thank you for putting a huge smile on my little girls face every time that you realized that you needed to look down waaaayyyyy lower than you line of view in order to see who was at the door. We all had a lot of fun tonight. Jason and I have already enjoyed some of the chocolate. Everly was very excited to get a little container of pink Playdough. She went to bed a bit late, so we will see what tomorrow is like.
Now to get creative and turn those Skittles into paint thanks to the awesome idea over at Mama Papa and Bubba.