Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Trunk-or-Treat Post

Halloween isn't my favorite holiday. I don't like most Halloween decorations (unless they're more "harvest" than "creepy"), and part of my humbug attitude is because of the lack of meaning it has. It's ultimately about scary things, dressing up weird, and eating a bunch of candy. Three things that I don't particularly like. (Unless Reese's peanut butter cups are involved, I'd much rather scarf a dozen cookies.) I like having the excuse of not wanting to scare my kids so I don't have to do anything scary. I hate being scared and my tolerance for scary places/people/movies is 0. (Sixth Sense scared the bejeebies out of me.)

Having little ones to dress up makes it a bit more fun, though. This year it was all about finding costume ideas that were cheap, easy, and didn't require any sewing. After a trip to the thrift store and some hot glue, we became Mr. and Mrs. Perry-farmers with our little crops, tomato and peas.

(Side note: Dressing my kids up as food wasn't a reflection of my obsession with cooking. I promise.)

So like everyone in Mormon blogland, after going to the pumpkin patch, we went to the trunk-or-treat at the church.

Commentary on the overalls: I used to have a pair of khaki overalls I wore when I was at Ricks College (I don't think they were off limits then. Neither were flip flops. And it was still called Ricks. I'm sorta old.) I got rid of them a couple of years ago because I didn't think I'd have any use for them. Unfortunately I did. (That always happens, doesn't it?) The only pair of overalls that wasn't a dress or reeking of acid wash at the thrift store were these babies. They were a big too snug for me, so Steve did the honors. (code for: no way am I wearing these, YOU wear them, honey!)

Like last year they had games for the kids and a coloring table. Check out Miss Ivy. . .

That's right, she colors now. More on that later.

And because I'm in a comparison-with-last-year mood, here we have Sophie and best bud, Asher during last year's party:

This year they were Mario and a tomato:

Then it was candy time.


Beck Family said...

I totally agree on the whole Halloween scary thing. I hate it too! And I'm so glad to know someone else out there was as scared of the Sixth Sense as I was. I actually had to leave the theater. And I have 0 Halloween decorations. Oh and I totally agree on the Reeces Peanut Butter cup thing too. But like you said, its all about the kids, and they sure have a good time.

Cynthia said...

Cute! I always like the clever costumes and family themes. You did great!

I still have to do my requisite Trunk-or-Treat blog post. I'll get to it. Eventually.

Heather said...

I thought you're costumes were great, especially since you could show off your cute little "harvest!"

Jones Town said...

You guys look awesome! Just a question about your trunk-or-treat: Did your ward have a dinner or games or anything besides go and get some candy? Just asking 'cuz our ward does a full blown dinner (of which I am in charge of 'cuz I'm the activities committee chairman). I am not excited about the trunk or treat thing but will grudginly do my part. I usually love halloween but not this year! Haha!

Natalie said...

Wow... that's a lot of work for you!!

Ours isn't done by the activities committee, but by the Primary, the YW and the YM. We had a couple of games, some nachos, then went outside for the candy part. Pretty laid back. :)