Halloween this year was as crazy as usual. First, we had the annual Trunk R’ Treat and Chili cook-off at church. I made my extra special seafood chili… yummy! After the food all the kids walk around to the trunks (oh, that’s where it gets the name) and trick ‘r treat. It’s a good way for kids to collect a lot of candy in a short amount of time… and of course mom's and dad’s get to share in the spoils too.
Grandma also came to town for David’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor and she stayed with us for a couple of days. While she was here grandma went a little crazy. First, she got a haunted house gingerbread house and built that with the kids 'till like midnight. Then she prepared a Halloween Feast which included Cheese Fingers (cheese sticks made to look like fingers with red pepper finger nails), Ghost shaped homemade tortilla chips, Mummy Dogs (hot dogs wrapped in crescent roll dough with mustard eyes), pumpkin shaped mac and cheese, salad with scabs (dried cranberries) and Carrot Fingers in guacamole (carrot sticks with almond finger nails in guacamole dip). It was as good as it sounds. Thanks Grandma Huck!
Then on Halloween night, all the kids got dressed up: Chad was Napoleon Dynamite (not much of a stretch there), Luke was the Big Bad Wolf disguised as Grandma, Macy was Madonna (!?), Haley was a cow girl and Reed was a puppy. I took Luke, Haley and Reed trick r’ treating around the neighborhood and Macy went with some of her friends. We have been really fortunate living up in the Northwest that we have not had a Halloween with rain... yet. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!
Chad decided that he wanted to have a Halloween Party this year so he invited a few friends over (including girls…!) and they had pumpkin shaped pizza, fresh popped popcorn and watched The Sixth Sense... one of my fave's but I don't know if it's for the attention span of 13-year-olds. Also, one of their friends broke his ankle and couldn’t come to the party so they all trick r’ treated over to his house and visited him.
I also have to mention that it's Cooper's birthday too. If you know Cooper, it'd all make sense to you. Don't you like his costume? Those are his angry eyes.
But all in all it was another great Halloween, we hope you all had a good one too!