Halloween Festivities

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Last week was a busy week in the George house. It was Halloween week and that meant the Haunted Hayride at work, Hoedown at church and of course trick-or-treating.

We started the Halloween festivities with the Haunted Hayride at SRCC on Thursday. Steve and Cian, Tracy, Caleb, Luke, Taryn, Olivia, Rob, Kyle, Heather and Kylie came up for dinner and the hayride. I pulled out my old Little Dead Riding Hood costume for that night so I could be spooky. I was kind of worried Cian would take one look at me and go running but he wasn't really scared at all. We always do a non-scary hayride and a scary ride. They all went on the non-scary and then a hand full went on the scary. I was able to go on the employee ride after all the members had gone home.
Tracy and I at the hayrideThe kids who didn't go on the scary ride

Sunday we went to Hoedown at my church, World Outreach. Let me just tell you that this is a kids heaven. There are enormous bouncy things and small ones, tents with games, cookies, songs and candy, music, cotton candy, popcorn, cake walk, pony rides and a petting zoo. Lots of candy given in the name of God helps everyone! Cian loved riding the pony and the petting zoo but he did NOT want to sit on the bull. We split from Robbie and the older kids because they could do all the bigger bouncies than the little ones. We stayed longer than we were supposed to and didn't get home to get ready for trick-or-treating until after dark. Steve was at home waiting and was anxious to get out on the road.
Cian wouldn't actually eat the cotton candy. I took one for the team and ate it
The big boys waiting for the Titanic Slide
Cian loved riding the pony!
Tracy and her girls

We went over to Bill and Karen's for trick-or-treating. I love going to their house on Halloween. They always have goodies (candy, cupcakes, etc.) and they make hot cider and hot chocolate for us to have when we get back from trick-or-treating. They also made a warm stoup (soup/stew) for us to eat when we got home. Karen always goes with us and Bill stays home to hand out candy. We stayed out until about 8:45 and Cian did pretty well in the beginning but got pretty cranky by the end. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that all he had eaten was sugar all day?? Maybe.
I think this is Cian's "You mean I really can't have candy for dinner?" face


All the kids after getting home from trick-or-treating

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Good times!! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun at the festival- too bad we couldn't make it in for that!

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