Trick or Treating

Kate and Matt hosted their annual halloween party and it never disappoints. This was the 4th year the BMC playgroup attended. It’s so fun to see the kids growing in size and number!

After trick or treating in their neighborhood, we came back to our new street. Apparently, our neighbors do not mess around either and Halloween is a big event along our block and around the hood. We ran into other friends from the playgroup on the street. We just visited a few more houses before coming home. The kids had just as much fun passing out the candy as receiving it.

My friend, Becca, whom I’ve known since middle school, coincidentally has moved a few streets over on the same block. We went on senior trip together in high school. Since reconnecting, the last time we saw each other was at our 10 year reunion, which was 13 years ago! We’ve tried many times over the years to meet up, as we were both in Northern California, and then serendipity made our families neighbors. They came over a few weeks ago for the Michigan game and I ran into them taking a break from the madness outside our house. Such a small world!

 

Halloween Party at Kate and Matt’s House

Kate and Matt hosted their annual Halloween party at their house. They are amazing entertainers and their neighborhood is great for trick or treating. Both Olivia and Lucas love their candy, so it looks like Halloween may be their favorite holiday. It was awesome to see Lucas get in on the action on his last day as a one-year-old!

Halloween Party at Kate & Matt’s

Kate and Matt hosted another incredible halloween party for Grace’s playgroup. All of the kids were so cute in their costumes. This past year, Olivia has learned to love candy, so she got right into the halloween spirit. She went trick or treating for the first time. She found it important to inventory all her candy after each stop, which impeded our progress. She also wanted to eat some candy along the way and I found her biting right through the wrapper of a Crunch bar.

Right after last year’s party, Grace went into labor with Lucas, so we celebrated his birthday with the playgroup before trick or treating. What’s a little cupcake to go with a basket full of candy?

As a parent, I now realize that Halloween isn’t just a day, it’s an entire season. Both Olivia and Lucas got a lot of mileage out of their costumes this year. I wonder what they’ll be next year???