Jack and I made cupcakes for the cakewalk: he told me exactly where to put the frosting and he put the eyes and the candy corn on. Then Jack got to pick one to eat ;)
As soon as naptime was over we threw the boys' costumes on and headed over to the carnival! This year Jack decided that he wanted to be an Angry Bird, and, since Sam didn't really know what he wanted to be and we thought it would be cute to have them be a part of a set, he was the King Piggy! I had so much fun making those costumes!!!
Uncle Travis, Auntie Mimi and Luke were there too, of course! Luke had a pretty cute costume, too! My sister made him a Mr. Potato Head costume, and the parts of the face were even removable!
Once we got there and Dave set up his Trunk-Or-Treat, the kids got to play carnival games! Jack had a great time, of course, and Sam surprisingly was really into the games, too! He was so cute- he caught on quick that once he played the game he'd get candy. As soon as he was done he'd stick his hand out to the person that was running the game and say "Treat please!" and as soon as they handed it to him he'd say "Thank you much!" and turn to me and say "Open bag, mom!" so that he could put the candy in his treat bag! Everyone got quite a kick out of him!
Jack's favorite part was the cake walk... he played and won twice! He was so excited, and I was thrilled for him, even if that meant we had to take two prizes from it home... we did not need any more treats in our house!
And of course, our evening wouldn't have been complete without the trunk or treat! In keeping with our family's halloween theme for the year, Dave made an Angry Bird scene for the trunk-or-treat! It was great!!!
The boys loved it, too, of course! Especially when Dave lit the lamp in the pumpkin!
Our next Halloween event was on Halloween day! Jack's preschool was having a party and Sam and I came to help! Of course, the boys came in costume and had a lot of fun visiting grandma at work (for those that forgot, she works in the office at his school) and making fun halloween projects with all the other kids. Sam had more interest in playing with the toys than doing the projects, but we all still had a great time!
Later that night the boys and I headed over to my parents' house so that they could go trick-or-treating in her neighborhood. They had so much fun! Jack designated himself the candy police and asked every single person "Is there peanuts in there? Because I am allergic to peanuts!" even though I told him that it was okay and that I would check them later. And, just as he did at the carnival, Sammy caught on very quickly! He was very good at saying "Trick-or-treat!" when someone came to the door, and was very nice and polite to say "Thank you!" when someone gave him a treat! When we were all done my parents ran ahead of us so that the boys could end the night by knocking on grandma and grandpa's door. When they opened the door Sam didn't even pause and immediately held out his bag and said "Hi papa! Trick-or-treat!" and he had a great time yelling "Happy Hallow-yeen!" all night long!