Our sweet Young Men and Young Women gave us a wonderful Halloween gift! They hold a Halloween Carnival each year for the Primary children. They offered to come a half hour early and have everything set up and all of the youth ready to give our family our own personal little carnival. It was such a relief for us to let Erin enjoy some Halloween festivities and not be around too many other people (since her ANC is only 1000). The youth were all dressed up and ready to help us enjoy all of their activities. It was so much fun. Erin enjoyed playing a bean bag toss, candy walk, face painting, donut on a string, a fish pond, and "wack a Deacon" (similar to "wack a mole"). We want to say a really really big THANK YOU to the wonderful youth and youth leaders in our ward who gave of their time for Erin.
The Ward Halloween Carnival!
Erin doing the bean bag toss!
Playing "Wack a Deacon!"
John and I dressed up.
When Erin saw John she said, "Dad is a cow!" HA HA!
She didn't comment on my costume - I guess I always dress this good!
The whole gang getting ready to
Trick or Treat!
Princess Air Bear!
The kiddos. . .
Caleb the Bat, Cecily the Witch, and Erin the Princess.
Erin LOVED Trick or Treating!
She and the kids and two of their friends ran from door to door yelling "Trick or Treat!" She walked the entire time and didn't want to ride in the stroller. It was raining for most of our trick or treating and the kids didn't even seem to notice.
Erin totally understood everything about trick or treating. She had it down before we even got to the first door. It must have been all the practicing the kids had done around the house the previous day. They trick or treated around the rooms of our house and then dropped all of their loot in the middle of the living room floor - it took us forever to clean up the mess of toys, books, my cell phone, car keys, music books, etc that they had "trick or treated" for!
It was really a blessing to enjoy the Halloween holiday as a family!