Child Lifestyle Photos: Halloween, Walnut Creek, CA (Saturday, October 31, 2009)

What a fantastic Halloween!  We started our day carving pumpkins or in Max's case, coloring pumpkins. Charlie was also busy testing his new blaster for Halloween. Speaking of blaster, I have to tell you a quick cute story of my 4-year-old since it does relate to the pics. You see, we were going to surprise Charlie with a new Star Wars Clone Trooper Blaster for Halloween. He has been begging for one ever since he decided to be Captain Rex from Star Wars. (I have no idea who he is. Charlie says he is in Episode I.) Anywho...I hid the blaster under the coffee table in the living room which we never use.  And of course, my very observant son spotted it after his "nap" (i.e. quiet time) and said, "Oh my goodness!!! The Great Pumpkin left me a blaster for Halloween!!!"  My little Charlie has probably seen "The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" one too many times and now thinks there is a Great Pumpkin who brings toys to all the good boys and girls on Halloween.  I didn't have the heart to tell him the truth. Until next year! :)

As for Halloween night, the weather, company, food, drink and candy couldn't have been more perfect. We had 2 other families over including: 1 Anakin Skywalker, 1 Captain Rex, 1 Obi-Wan Kenobi, 1 Batgirl, 1 Batman, and 1 Spider-Man. We stocked our bellies with carbs (i.e. spaghetti and meatballs) before our trek out to trick or treat land. 6 kids all 5-years-old and under made for quite an adventure.  Batman lead the charge chanting, "More candy! More candy!" There was one melt down a la Max at the scarey house at the end of the block. I think he prefers to watch from afar.  We polished off the night with yummy Haunted House cake and candy (of course), and washed it all down with warm apple cider.