Halloween is just another reason I’m totally in love with fall, the costumes, the free candy, the events and activities but mostly I love the scary movies. I l-o-v-e LOVE scary movies. Poor Brad hates them but he humours me and watches them anyway, that’s love right?
We have a large haunted house in our area that everyone flocks to this time of year, I haven’t been in years but we figured we should do it with the kids this year so we took our 4 kids, Briggs’ girlfriend Gracie, Dylan’s friend Zyler, and my mom.
Creepy Hallow used to be a big house in the town I grew up in but in recent years its relocated to a large area in the countryside which has allowed the owners to expand it into more of a haunted village. We had lots of fun wandering around and looking around at all the different scary aspects like the ghost forest, the graveyard, the maze and of course the main haunted house which we went through multiple times. Robyn spent most of the evening terrified and near tears and Briggs’ wasn’t much braver haha but the rest of us had a great time.
Of course, there’s also fun Halloween parties to attend and this year our friends Adam and Jess threw one the weekend before Halloween. I had to work the next morning so we didn’t get to stay long but it’s still fun to socialize for a few hours.
Halloween day is definitely my favourite. Briggs of course is too old and cool to dress up anymore but I love getting Reegan dressed up in the morning and getting pictures of Dylan and Robyn in their costumes. They looked great!
Every year I meet Reegan and my mom at the afternoon parade at the school. It’s so fun to see all the different costumes that kids in the community come up with.
For dinner on Halloween we eat sloppy joes and homemade fries. It’s a tradition my grandma did with her kids and my mom and her brothers carried it on with me and my cousins and now we all still do it every Halloween. We even stick to my grandmas recipe. After our usual dinner we headed out trick or treating. Dylan and stayed at his moms to trick or treat with friends and Briggs and his friends headed to the same town to hang out with Gracie and her friends, so just us and the girls headed out with our friends Cody and Cara, their 2 little girls and Cody’s sister Tessa. It was raining and not very warm so we loaded up in our Tahoe, we had a really fun night of driving up and down the streets while the girls got in and out to warm up and show us how quick their bags were filling up.
The girls eventually had enough and Cody got a call saying their horses had gotten out so we decided to call it a night and head home.
After the girls counted and sorted their candy, Brad and I settled into bed and ended our Halloween with the new IT movie.
Hope everyone else had a great Halloween! Any one else have any Halloween traditions?