Monday, October 29, 2012

Trunk of Treating

Note: Snap picture before you get to 3.

For some reason this year, I can't wait until Halloween is over. It seems like its lasting forever, even though its been the same for the past two years (costume 'parade' and trick or treating at  preschool then trick or treating later in the evening).
Maybe the abrupt weather change has me not really in the mood for Halloween festivities over the span of 4 days. Yep, its the weather.

Anyway, this past Saturday we took our boys to Trunk of Treating at their 'preschool.' I had never heard of this until we moved to Texas a couple of years ago but its a safe and fun alternative to trick or treating. Instead of going door to door, we went from car trunk to car trunk playing simple games and getting 2 pieces of candy.

We need to teach them how to pick better candy before Snickers, Twix, Whoppers and M&M's. They kept picking Sweet Tarts, and foil wrapped chocolate.
Don't worry, this time I stepped in and pointed their little hands in the right direction. (bleh)
When we got home, we let them eat 2 pieces. My youngest scarfed it down (of course) and my oldest surprisingly did too.
Darn it. I at least wanted to keep him brainwashed desiring fruit and fruit snacks forever.

My oldest decided to drop his weight while I was trying to balance on a pumpkin.

My youngest just couldn't put the candy down.

You know how hard it is to get toddlers to look at the camera if you're not holding it.

What did you do this past weekend? Are you ready for Halloween to be over like me or are you excited to go trick or treating and guide your kids to pick out the good candy?


  1. They look adorable in their costumes!

  2. Awwww....the boys costumes were too cute! We were mostly home...lots of cuddling with the little one!

  3. I love their Halloween costumes! I love that their helmet is soft fabric.. where did you find them? My son would love one like that!

    I"m your newest follower from the Monday Mingle

    1. Thanks! I got sooooo lucky and got the costume for $10 (each) at Party City. They love the helmet so much that they wanted to sleep in it the first day. I'm sure they wouldn't have wanted to if it was a 'real' helmet.

  4. Great images! What a beautiful day... days like you captured are the BEST memories... I'm your latest follower (everywhere!).

  5. ***Worst mommy in the world alert***
    I can't stand Halloween. Luv it when it's over. It's only a hurdle to Thanksgiving!
    GORGEOUS family btw! Your boys are TOO cute for worlds!
    New follower here from FMFY Bloggy moms.
    Nancy-of the crazy 9

  6. They have trunk or treats at a lot of the churches around here. I've never been, but I know a lot of people that love them :) I saw your post on bloggy moms and following you GFC now. I look forward to your future posts! You can find me at

  7. you have a beautiful family! great photos! I have only recently heard of this ...seems like a fun idea to me...easier at the least!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow bcd if you can.
    happy November!

  8. Beautiful family.. and we're still eating candy so you can imagine my pain of having to deal with hyper children. Btw, we have the dentist office on speed dial!

  9. Your boys are so cute!! I love how you're going to teach them to pick better candy, lol.

    Loving your hair too! You look amazing!!


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