Friday, October 31, 2014

LAP - Preschool Halloween 2014

Patrick and Payden's Preschool always has a Halloween parade.  They dress in their costumes and then as a class, they walk around KU campus trick or treating.  Teachers have "placed" candy to students along the way to help pass out candy.  I had prepared Payden all week using the visual schedule from last year about what was going to happen.  I was so happy that my preparation paid off!  When the time came, tho I was stuck at the Dealership getting the car fixed and missed the whole thing.  :(

Betty, the director, said they both did very well.  Payden agreed to wear the vest only which was fine. he seemed to really enjoy himself. As he came off the bus he said, "Happy Halloween, put on costume."  It was really cute!   Patrick, of course, just wanted to dig into his huge bag of candy.  I asked him what he wanted for lunch and he said, "my candy." 

Here's a Class Picture - 

Parade - Trick or Treating 

 Sitting down to take a break

 More Trick or Treating

Halloween 2014

For Halloween, I found some costumes from 2 years ago that still fit and Patrick was very happy to be a pirate. I keep telling myself I need to prepare earlier and be creative but it hasn't happened. 

The Friday before Halloween, (October 24th) the 3 wards held a chili cook-off, carnival and Trunk or Treat.  Payden had had a hard time at the Pumpkin Patch that morning due to all the crowds and we thought he would enjoy staying home. He and Daddy ended up having so much one-on-one time together.  I took Patrick to a few carnival games and then to the cars trick or treating.  Patrick was was so cute and asked to take Payden's pumpkin to get him candy too. 

On Halloween, we decided to only do the trick or treating at our Hyvee since it was just so cold.   Our Grocery Store had a Trick or Treat bucket set up at each of the many departments.  Since Christian was off work that day anyway.. we did our normal grocery shopping and then the boys each trick or treated to each department along the way. It was a lot of fun!  Plus they weren't too picky on how much candy they (or the parents ;))  grabbed. 

Here's Patrick! He wasn't too fond of the Eye-patch though.

When we got home - I attempted pictures in front of the door - I've included all of my attempts - quite the feat I tell you!