Sunday, November 1, 2009

Our Halloween-2009

Halloween was a little different for us this year. I hadn't really tried to come up with costume ideas because I didn't know if we were going to do the trick-or-treat thing this year since we don't know very many people in the neighborhood. I knew our town, Nassau Bay, was having a Halloween festival at the park that night and we planned on going to that. Well, we did decide on taking the kids trick-or-treating so at the last minute we had to come up with costumes. Aydan already had a Darth Vader mask that his cousin had given him, along with a matching shirt so that ended up being his costume. For Kenzie, we really weren't sure what to do, but Danny came up with the idea of her wearing a wetsuit that we found at Goodwill for a few bucks and have her be a surfer girl, which I thought was a pretty unique idea. So, thats what we went with this year.
All dressed up, ready to go.
Showing us her surfer pose. Cowabunga Dude!
We drove around our area, looking for a place to start and at first we didn't see any trick-or-treaters in sight. We were beginning to wonder if they even did trick-or-treating here. Finally, we started seeing people out and so we parked the car and got started. We managed to hit several places and the kids got quite a bit of candy. In the picture above, they are making their way up to knock on someone's door.
At around 7 pm, we went to the park to check out the festival. They had all kinds of things going on. Hay rack rides, hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, haunted house, games, music, cupcakes, and more...all free for everyone! Adults and kids were dressed in costumes. I told Danny next year we will have to all dress up. They had costume contests and dancing contests for different age groups.
Standing in front of a glowing black cat inflatable.

Scary witch

Inflatable headless horseman decoration

This is the entrance to the Haunted House that was set up on the tennis courts. The kids did not go in; it was geared more towards older kids.

Painting a pumpkin.

Just a picture of the crowd and surroundings

Getting ready to go on a hay rack ride.

We had to get a picture of this costume. Some guy was dressed as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz! He walked pretty well in those high heels! His wife, who is not in the picture, was dressed as the Cowardly Lion. There were a lot of creative costumes there.
Our first Halloween in Texas ended up pretty good. I'm still trying to get used to the weather. I'm used to being freezing cold on Halloween but the weather has been great so far.

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