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Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Time Travel Tuesday...
This week we're traveling back to our most memorable Halloween! Thanks to Annie for hosting the Time Travel Tuesday!
Growing up, Halloween was really about finding a costume(with lacklustre enthusiasm)going out and getting the MOST candy we could possibly find. That was it for me. It wasn't until I was much older did I gain a different perspective on Halloween!
When my oldest son was 6 months old my husband and I were very excited about his "first" Halloween. Obviously a 6 month old isn't going to be having any treats, but we were very enthusiastic about going out as our new family. Instead of doing an individual costume Scott and I decided we wanted to dress up with a theme. We wanted something easy,(I'm all about easy costumes!)and immediately came up with a fun idea. We were going to be the "3 amigos".
We each had a sombrero, poncho and a painted mustachio. Off we went to have our first Halloween together. We only went to our families homes,but we had so much fun. Every house we went to we were enthusiastically greeted. Scott and I even had our own rendition of a 3 amigos two step that we showed off to people. It was an evening full of high energy and laughter. Actually Shay(our oldest boy) was kind of oblvious to it all, but Scott and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. After trick or treating we met up with our family and we all had hot chocolate and sorted through our treats. It was a night of simple fun.
During that evening we met up with other friends' children who had such pride and joy explaining their costumes. I got to see the creativity of kids and of parents.
For the first time ever I actually had fun on Halloween. It didn't matter about candy, or even an elaborate costume. All that mattered was the simple fun us 3 amigos had.
Our family looks forward to Halloween every year. We visit the Heritage house(a local museum that gets decorated for Halloween) trick or treat at the Senior's home, and trick or treat on a couple of streets.
The best time is always afterwards as we are reflecting on our night, with a cup of hot chocolate and a handful of goodies!