We had lots of Halloween celebrations this year! Jackson was excited to dress up as Spiderman, and then The Hulk, and then Lockey (not sure how you spell it - the bad guy from The Avengers), and then back to Spiderman and around and around. I think he changed his mind about 5 times every day. He got a Spiderman costume for his birthday - so Spiderman won...
We started out Halloween by going to our ward party. They had fun carnival games, and we all wore Batman t-shirts. Unfortunately, we didn't get any pictures...The next night, we joined grandma and grandpa's ward Halloween party with Robyn and Rachael. Here's the boys with Robyn - who was Blue from Blue's Clues - her favorite show ever! We had lots of fun trick or treating around the ward building and seeing old friends from when Scott and I lived in the same ward over 9 years ago now. (Can't believe it's been that long since we lived in Kirkland!!) The ward has changed a lot, but there are still a few people we know. We have lots of fond memories of that ward and many life long friends! It was a fun party for the kids!
Halloween night, we gave Adam the choice of trick or treating around our neighborhood, like we've done every other year, or to go to Edmonds and trick or treat with his good friend Xander and his family. Adam decided he wanted to go with Xander, so the boys and I headed to Edmonds as soon as daddy got home. Kate had been sick, so she stayed home with dad to hand out candy to the neighbor kids.
Adam was excited to see that Xander was Captain America! Adam had chosen to be Hawkeye! Both of them were heroes from The Avengers (we aren't sure why Adam chose Hawkeye. He loves the Avengers movie and became fascinated with Hawkeye. I would have thought he would choose Iron Man or Captain America, a more central character - but he chose Hawkeye!)
Here are the two Avengers characters, ready to head out to fight evil and gather candy!!
We headed to downtown Edmonds first. All of the shopkeepers hand out candy and they have music playing and booths set up. It was fun, but very crowded! It was hard to keep track of all the kids - especially my little Spiderman, since there were lots of other little Spidermen running around! So, we headed up and down about half a block, and then headed out to hit some neighborhoods! Here's our big group of trick or treaters! I think we had every character from The Avengers, except for The Hulk (too bad I wouldn't buy Jackson a new costume!) Adam is in the back next to the mummy - right behind Jackson.
Let me tell ya - the neighborhoods around downtown Edmonds are the place to trick or treat! We only walked around for about 30 minutes before Jackson was ready to go, and the boys got a huge haul of candy! Some of the houses were giving out baggies full of candy, and they each received several full size candy bars! They were pretty excited! But, Jackson wore out quickly. So we said goodbye to Xander and Quyen and tried to find our way back to the Terry's house. It was pretty dark by then, and I had no idea where we were. Thankfully, I had my iphone! The boys were pretty worried that we were lost, but I successfully navigated us down some very dark streets (why don't those streets have streetlights?) and back to the car.
Jackson didn't make it very far before he was like this....