From car pooling, to soccer games to dance lessons, I had forgotten how much energy is needed to keep a 2 year old, a 4 year old and 7 year old occupied and happy :)
Our church hosts a fun family activity each year on the Saturday night before Halloween called
Trunk or Treat
Tonight we helped a Ninja, Princess and GI Joe get a head start on gathering buckets of candy before the official holiday arrives.
At around 6:00, while it was still light outside, families gathered in the church parking lot and began adorning the trunks of their cars with Halloween decorations.
Dinner was then served while the sun began to set in the warm Arizona sky.
Here in the desert, the weather is just now dropping below 100 degrees, and the children will run freely in sandals and shorts for most of the winter.
We decorated our daughter's trunk with a Halloween quilt that I made for her a few years ago.
We then set our chairs out and waited for the trick or treaters to come by for candy.
I don't know who has more fun, the children, the parents or the grandparents.
It's always so interesting to see what unique and original costumes the children will select each year.
And then there are the parents of those children.....