I think his favorite part was getting to have a sword...what can I say, he is his father's child :-). James got the Croup the Wednesday before Halloween, which was on the following Monday. We had planned on taking him to our church's Halloween carnival which was being held on the Friday before. Luckily he seemed to be feeling much better by then, so we headed to the carnival. James had a blast playing all of the games and eating his fair share of candy. Hopefully this carnival will be a yearly tradition because he really enjoyed it.
|James playing the fishing game @ the carnival|
The next day (Saturday) we lazed around and decided it was time to carve our pumpkins. James at first was excited about the prospect of taking the goop out of the pumpkin, but that quickly changed when he realized how gross it was. So he decided to paint his other smaller pumpkin instead.
|Attempting to take goo out|
James dressed up and enjoying the parade
After an eventful day at school, James came home with nothing on his mind except Trick-or-Treating. Unfortunately, it was only 3 pm and we still had a few hours to kill before we could venture out. Plus I got a wild hair up my ass and decided that I wanted to make a Halloween feast for dinner, which included homemade pumpkin soup, beef stew baked in a pumpkin and adorable little salads that were placed in jack-o-lantern oranges. Oh, and pumpkin pie for dessert. If you're interested in the recipes, they can be found on my other post, Fun Halloween Recipes.
By 6 pm, we couldn't hold our little trick-or-treater off any longer, so we headed out to do some trick-or-treating. First and foremost, we headed over to Papa and Gigi's, where the best candy always is. Here are the photos from trick-or-treating: