Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Happy Halloween

We all had a lot of fun celebrating Halloween this year--trying to get Lennon into the festivities as much as possible.

Lennon was not thrilled about carving pumpkins. I feel like last year he was intrigued and this year he was just annoyed. Adam would scoop the pumpkin onto his tray and Lennon would immediate try to put it back in the pumpkin.
Since Lennon was a lion, I thought a lion jack-o-lantern would be appropriate (but I'm not promising I can replicate his costume in pumpkin-form in the years to come):
But he enjoyed having them done and lit up.
CCU's Harvest Festival
Each year Colorado Christian University does a huge Harvest Festival and Adam and I thought Lennon would have fun. We didn't know what to expect because neither of us ever went to it when we actually went there, oddly enough. It really is a great event--Lennon was too young for a lot of the activities, like the bouncy castles and slides, but he had fun with some of the games, like the beanbag and ring toss.
Lennon wasn't thrilled with the pony ride, but it was fun for Adam and I to watch:
As always, Lennon goes straight to the balloons!
Lennon decorating a cookie:
There were a ton of people there, and Lennon had to take breaks every once in awhile--people wear him out (he's like his mom):
We went down to our friends, Alex and Nicole's house Sunday night--they live in a great neighborhood for trick-or-treating and it was a fun, relaxing evening.

Lennon's first stop--getting candy from his dad. He didn't like the concept of putting the candy in his bag, so he just ended up holding on to a piece of candy in each hand. It took him a few houses to learn that he could get more candy.
We thought he might want to get more candy if we let him try one--we gave him a bite and he started to giggle! He was much more open to getting more after that.
Harper, who is two, could hardly stand the excitement--she wanted to get to each house as fast as she could--and those little legs can move!
Back at the Dow house for the final stop. By the end, Lennon had it down pretty well--he would know to free up a hand and grab a new piece (or two, or three) of candy.
Back at the house, enjoying his candy.
Huck, trying to get in on the action.
Lennon, Huck and Harper:
Thankfully Lennon hasn't figured out how to open the candy yet. Although, Adam caught him taking each piece of wrapped chocolate and biting through it, trying to get at it--so we had about 10 pieces that had huge bite marks in them. Adam knew something was fishy when he noticed that Lennon got suddenly quiet! And yes, I enjoyed all the candy--Lennon's too young to have all that!!