Well, the days of partying like it’s 2005 and turning our basement into a haunted house are over. Nowadays we have to find kid-friendly Halloween activities to attend. Instead of going door to door around the ‘hood on Halloween night we hit up a church carnival for some parking lot fun. The scariest thing at the carnival was the llampaca thing at the petting zoo.
This poor guy was so hungry that he nipped at Garrett’s costume and chomped down on J’s elbow in search of food. True story. That all happened after this picture was taken, so I think G was having accurate feelings of apprehension about the animal.
Can’t you just see him trying to sort out the fight or flight emotions that are going through his little head?
We walked around the carnival and let G play most of the games. The first one we played was the bean bag toss, and after that he just threw everything that was handed to him. Except for this fishing game… he really liked fishing with noodles! Note to self– rig one of these games up in the back yard next summer. How fun is this?
Ever since stepping foot into a bouncy house a few months back G has been OBSESSED with them. What is it with those things?? J says they must remind children of their time spent bouncing around their mother’s uterus. I think that is a great analogy. Now I dare you to try to look inside a bouncy house without thinking of a gigantic uterus. Next time you see one take a peek inside and just look at all those kids in there squished on top of each other like Octomom’s womb.
Ok, so maybe THAT was the scariest things at the carnival.
The games were all fun, and he got a lot of SNACKS! along the way. The best booth of the night goes to the bubble blowing machine. G spotted those bubbles and went crazy jumping around like a 7 year old little girl at a Jonas Brothers concert.
We also saw his costume twin there. Maybe I should post this as a “Who Wore It Better” entry.
As a sidenote: Yes, my kid is on a leash. No, I don’t care what you think about it.
After the carnival we headed back home to try to wind down from the sugar high of the past two days. But first we stopped in at our neighbor’s house for a little Trick or Treat action. Also we needed someone to take our picture because we forgot to get one of the three of us.
First attempt: J looks great, G looks at the dog on the steps, I look like Roseanne.
Second attempt: J looks at the dog on the steps, Garrett looks cute as a button, I look great.
Third attempt: J looks ready to be done with the picture taking, G looks at the dog on the steps, I look like an eager beaver. We’ll call this one good enough.
Hope yall had a safe and happy Halloween!