Saturday, October 27, 2012

Trunk or Treat

  While our daughter and Son-In-Law have been vacationing in Hawaii, we have been busy, busy, busy, having fun taking care of the grandbabies for the last 9 days.
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.....

13 comments:

Stephanie said...

Fun. Clever. Safe!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that sounds like fun - you have been busy!! that looks like such a safe fun way to do Halloween.

Carol said...

What FUN!

Cynthia said...

That looks like so much fun! I bet the grandparents had more fun than the parents....ha ha!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

I know busy, busy, busy was right! Fun, too for sure.

SewCalGal said...

Really looks like a fun time Nedra. What a treat to have your gkids too!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Lois Evensen said...

How fun! What a great way to Trick or Treat safely.

Cathy said...

I like this concept, Trunk or Treat. It keeps it very safe and friendly.

Needled Mom said...

Our church has their Trunk or Treat tonight. I love the idea and your car looks fabulous. Great job.

Yes, a lot of energy is required to keep up those schedules. Glad that I did it when I was young. How about you?

Nanette Merrill said...

We are going to have to do trunk or treat this year. Strange for us. Fun though, looking at your pics!

lifeinredshoes said...

I love your trunk!

Zelda said...

Your grandchildren look so adorable! The vehicle looks so feastive with the quilt in the back. Thanks for sharing.

em's scrapbag said...

Looks like lots of fun. Love how you decorated the trunk!