It was rainy yesterday, but we had a great Halloween anyway. How could a family with four little boys NOT have fun on Halloween? It's one of our favorite holidays and Chris was so very glad that it fell on a Thursday this year, because he has Thursdays off.
They had Messy Art Club at the library at 3:30pm and I thought that would be a fun start to our evening. The kids got to make Monster Boxes out of tissue boxes. They had a lot of fun with the CRAZY amount of craft supplies available. Once again, I resigned myself to take them to a lot more of these free library programs that are available to us. I love that I don't have to buy any supplies OR clean up the inevitable messes!
William wanted to be a zombie so Chris fixed him up with face paint and green hair.
In addition to the Monster Box craft, they had face painting. Luke got a spider on his cheek.
Owen opted for a handlebar moustache.
After we were done at the library, we splurged on a fancy dinner at Culvers. The boys were thrilled to have their own table - and Chris and I were pretty happy to have our own, too.
Then we got down to business. We usually go trick-or-treating in town, where the houses are more closely spaced. I asked Owen's friend, Jonah, if he would like us to join him. (This is a friend Owen had from his public school days and we still see him weekly because I drive him to AWANA class with us) Jonah was thrilled to have some friends to go with, since he normally just goes alone with a parent. The three of them ran off together, with Jonah's stepdad keeping an eye on them from a distance. That meant Chris and I got to take just William and Luke and not worry about yelling at the older boys to hang back. A win for all of us!
We sure did enjoy going at a slower pace with these two...