Well, another Halloween has come and gone. Hmmmm, I’m sounding a little like Charlie Brown here. I can’t believe Nick’s second Halloween is already over (and his second Thanksgiving is less than three weeks away, eeekkk). I’d say it went pretty well. It would have been better if we hadn’t all been sick for it though.
Our Halloween actually started last Friday when Nick’s daycare had their party. I had been able to get the time off to go with Nick. We had a good time, although Nick was a bit fussy and clingy (I think he was worried that I would leave). They started the party off with music time. Then all of the kids went downstairs for a snack. There wasn’t a lot of food that Nick could have due to his egg allergy, but we had had a late breakfast so he was happy with just some fruit. After snack the kids got to play games and get prizes. It was so cute watching the toddlers all play the games. Sadly many of them had a meltdown at some point (Nick was first). Nick loved the game where you had to throw the ball. He also liked playing with the doughnut hanging from a rope (the idea was to eat it, but he couldn’t do that because of the eggs in it).
Of course Wednesday brought our true Halloween. The start of the evening was crazy because we didn’t get home until just after 5:00, and trick-or-treating was to start at 6:00. Luckily Nick was in a good mood, so he watched the Little Einsteins Halloween episode while I ran around the house and got everything ready and some dinner made. Luckily we managed to finish eating, and get Nick in his costume, before any trick-or-treaters arrived. I was very happy that Nick was willing to wear the hood for his costume. He had wanted nothing to do with it at his party.
It turned out to be a fairly quiet night. We had far less trick-or-treaters than we had the year before. I guess it was too cold for some. Nick was great for the first hour. He loved seeing the trick-or-treaters, and he had a great time running around. Sometimes he went into the living room to watch some Halloween Disney Junior, and sometimes he helped me hand out candy. Everyone thought he was too cute.
I got a good hour of happiness out of him before the fact that he had decided not to nap much that day kicked in and he became a crying and screaming mess. It started when we stepped outside for a big group. Nick got down and started to run away, to the end of the driveway no less, and I had to run after him. When I picked him up to carry him back he lost it. Not long after, while he was still throwing a fit, there were hardly any trick-or-treaters left (even though we still had 45 minutes to go), so I turned all the lights out and took Nick trick-or-treating to our neighbors and my Aunt Sue’s (Jason was at work, or I would have sent Nick out with him). He was very happy to get out.
Then we came home and finished our evening by watching The Great Pumpkin (which Nick loved). Nick also enjoyed his first real piece of chocolate (a Kit-Kat), which he also loved. Then I put my totally exhausted monkey into his jammies (which he wasn’t happy about) and put him to bed. Then I picked up :-).
How was your Halloween?