Tonight was the first night of our three nights of Halloween celebrations.
Guillemo's school hosted a trunk or treat so we decorated the back of our station wagon with black and orange streamers and balloons. It was minimal effort but it looked pretty good, especially once I got the kids on track on how it should be done. We decorated it at home so once we arrived at the party, all I had to do was open the back and viola, a party! In addition to trick or treating, there were carnival games and free popcorn and hotdogs. How great is that?
The kids were so tired that when they got home, they didn't even ask to eat any of their candy. It wasn't even 7 p.m. but Guillermo didn't sleep well last night so he really was tired. I think Maya just didn't know that she could ask for the candy since she doesn't remember last Halloween.
If we were responsible parents, we would have put them to bed right away, but by the time they picked up their toys, changed into their pjs and told Will about the party, it was nearly 8 p.m. Neither Will nor I wanted to miss the Obama infomercial so we turned on videos for them, handed them some candy and went to watch Obama.
Tomorrow we are going to the library for spooky stories, crafts, treats and costumes and on Friday, it's Halloween. I love Halloween now that I'm a parent. We even put up spider webs (and caught a bee in one of them), a small plastic fence with scary skulls, and a few signs that indicate our house is haunted.