Our neighbors had a Halloween party for the kids. Those fabulous, maybe crazy people invited 40+ kids and pretty much all of them accepted the invitation! The party was two weeks before Halloween, so how great that all of the kids got to wear their costumes more than once!
I found James' costume at TJ Maxx. I wasn't sure if he'd like it but I kept the receipt in case a return was needed. Nope, he liked it! It gave him a reason to carry Nerf and handcuffs :)
The friendliest SWAT officer you'll ever see!
They had a lot of food, several creepy stations of games set up, and just room for the kids to run around and be wild.
James with his friends Sawyer and Gunnar, both from the neighborhood summer gang.
On the actual Halloween day James did NOT want to wear the helmet or carry a Nerf gun. What the??!?
We started before dark because we heard kids running around already.
We soon found Dane and his Dad in our neighborhood travels.
I ended up wimping out a bit early, after a few blocks around the neighborhood, because it was so cold. The boys continued on just fine without me. Someone needed to pass out the candy at home, no?
We didn't end up with many trick or treaters. We put a bowl of candy on the steps while we were gone and it was empty when I returned. So we had many trick or treaters or just one very hungry one!
James always gets more candy than he know what to do with! And kinds he doesn't even like- like Snickers, Twix, Reese's cups, etc.
Piling up the candy- for James and then for the parents :)
At my work we always have a group costume. I did participate with my subtle striped shirt. There are a few people missing from this group picture.