Niece Kelsi, Tony, Me, Rambo 1 & 2 at Tony's sister Dina's house, one of our last stops of the evening. We had a great time visiting a few older ladies (the boys shyly sang their cute skeleton song for them), and wow, Tony was as excited as they were. Nostalgia hit him in great force & he ran--literally--all over Dina's very generous neighborhood with the boys (one house gave every child a dollar--what the??).
Us at Heritage Park for the "Trunk-or-Treat." Great idea Sugar City, but apparently the citizens decided to do their own thing because there were only about 8 cars there :) See Jyson's bag? Isn't it awesome? He forgot his cute little pumpkin at home, so we rummaged in our trunk & came up with two options--ginormous bag or girly basket. You see his choice.
"The looking at" of the loot with Dina's kids: Carson, front skeleton (he was one of my students last year); Garett, back skeleton, Jaxon Spiderman/Power Ranger/Superman (he put a conglomeration of costumes together to come up with THE ultimate super hero!); and Kelsi Cinderella. Then after we got home Tony introduced me to his Halloween tradition, "The Trade." It was an intense 20-30 minutes of trading for, trading back, bargaining & begging between the three (yes, Tony too) piles of candy. Incredible!
Me, far left with some of my little darling 5th-graders at the Straw Maze yesterday. For those of you that don't know the story...a student at BYU-I wanted to start up a Straw Maze to make some money/do a business, so he listed his request on Craigslist and received a response! Isn't that wild? So he splits the proceeds with the partner & they have a lovely symbiotic relationship :) At night they even have scary chainsaw guys chasing you into the dead ends & strobe lights to make it even more spooky. I have to say, it was pretty darn good. It was easy at first, but the end is so confusing, & there are a million turns! It was so fun to go with my 4 giggly/screamer girls. It was so easy to scare them in order to get some great scream-age & laughing (a bit of an imp am I, admittedly).
Tomorrow we're going to have family over to have our traditional "Dinner-In-A-Pumpkin" and carmel apples. We're adding a new one...cinnamon-sugar bats with apple-butter/peanut butter dip. I also have a new recipe I'd like to try for Apple Cheesecake with gingersnap crust that looks delicious that I might post (if it's good, that is). What about you? What are your traditions? Have any yummy recipes to share?