We arrive and Owen was immediately enamored with all the kids walking around in costumes. It's like he couldn't move his head fast enough in all directions around the parking lot to see all of them! He was very excited to see his buds Colin and Caroline though!
He particularly liked a little girl dressed as a dinosaur!
After a little while lion needed to recharge with a snack. Who knew lions like spinach and kale rice puffs? I always thought they were carnivores. Guess that goes to show what I know. :)
After that the trick or treating started. Everyone was parked in the parking lot and a lot of the trunks were decorated with bowls of candy sitting in them. Everyone just walked around grabbing a piece of candy. Once Owen figured out that he could take one out of the trunk bowl and put it in his bucket he was so excited! He kept saying, "more, more?" "Ano'er one? Ano'er one?" and clapping his hands excitedly every time he got a new one to put in his bucket. I don't have any idea what he was getting, and he didn't either, but he just loved it! He would jump up and down and clap his hands and just keep going from trunk to trunk.
Afterward we got all the kids together for a picture in Becky's trunk. Her and her kids dressed up as Cinderella, Prince Charming and she was the fairy god mother - hence the castle in the trunk. And it was quite entertaining trying to get the kids to all look in the same general direction - let alone actually at the camera. Oh well, the cuteness is still enough to make you wanna reach through your screen and squeeze em - is it not? :)
I'm so glad we went to this - we aren't doing trick or treating and this was such a great alternative for him. He loved every minute of it. The people watching, dancing to the music the DJ was pumpin' out, eating pizza for dinner outside, hanging out with his friends and of course the trunk or treating part.
Huge thanks to our friend April for letting us borrow her lion costume, and to the Huffs for letting us crash their trunk! :)