This was Colby's 3rd Halloween but by far the most fun! We decided this year we would take Colby out to our church's Fall Fest. I knew he would enjoy it a lot more this time then last time. After his nap I got him dressed in his costume he was still a little groggy and I think thought I was crazy for rushing him out the door. We snapped a few pictures in the front then headed out the door. He seemed excited by the time we got to church and once he saw the inflatables he was VERY excited. He went straight to the Sesame Street one which was designated for the young preschoolers. He shouted Ehhmoo as we were getting close. He went right in and jumped around with a couple other kids. This lasted about 10 minutes or so. When we got him out he headed straight towards the BIG slide like the biggest thing there. He didn't want to play in the preschool area he would not even settle for the medium size ones. I was able to convince Austin to take him down. Well he loved it and wanted to keep going. Austin took him a total or 4 or 5 times and he still wanted to go more. We tried to send him down with our Minister or Music but he wouldn't have that he just wanted his daddy to go. After that we checked out the rest of the fest. He got to drink a sprite and eat popcorn. He didn't have a bite of candy tonight. In a way I guess that's a little sad but honestly he doesn't like candy that much...he likes chocolate but he doesn't know enough about it to even care to want it. He loved the sprite and popcorn tonight and that was fine with me. We didn't even trunk or treat around the cars. 1) because he wasn't really old enough to get the games or even want to do that and 2) we left his pumpkin bag at home so we had nothing to carry candy around in and 3) since he doesn't know about candy we figured it was best not to have it around anyway. He got a treat bag when we first got there so I figured that was enough including the other stuff he has gotton throughout the week as well.
We wondered around for a little while longer but headed home after a little over an hour. We had to beat the Saints traffic. Plus Colby had not had dinner yet and we still had a couple stops to make on the way home.
We took him by our neighbor Mrs. Doris' house on the way home. She is like another grandma to him...a great grandma really because she was a "grandma" to me. She said she had a special treat for him. Colby loves Mrs. Doris. When we take walks at night we always have to go by her house. He looks forward to it. So we stopped and Mrs. Doris loaded him down. He had 2 big balloons...one in the shape of a truck...a few cars, candy, and a flag! It was so sweet she took her time to get all that for him!
By the time we got home Colby was definitely in the need of food and bedtime. He was losing it quickly. So we got in and all changed clothes and I made him a pumpkin shaped peanut butter & jelly sandwhich. He loved it...I am not sure if it was because he was so hungry or not he loves pb&j. He hasn't had it much maybe only 1 other time and he wasn't fond of it then. I hope he will eat that now because hello easy lunch for me plus its not too bad for him!
I think we are all tuckered out...I am not liking Halloween falling on a Sunday...because Sundays are already long, busy days for us plus an added overstimulating event like that! But all in all I would say it was a success!