Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Treat Practice

Since Trey was little we have used the Family Home Evening before Halloween (Monday night is reserved as Family Home Evening in our church to be a night to stay at home with your family and learn more about the gospel, bond, and play together) to have a Trick or Treat dress rehearsal. We started this because Trey was not so sure about dressing up in a costume when he was younger (he still has a hard time with it). The kids dress up in their costume and knock on different doors in our house - behind the door Lars waits to give them treats. As you can see by Toby's face it is always a hit. I would recommend this to anyone who has little kids who are still a little unsure about Trick or Treating.

Oh and just in case anyone is wondering how we tied this into a gospel lesson - we didn't. Although it would have been a good idea to teach Trey that sometimes we just have to smile and take what we are given. At our church's Trunk or Treat he would tell people no thanks to M&M's and then when people tried to give Toby a candy with peanut butter in it he would tell them that Toby was allergic... So now Lars and I are without Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, what makes for a sad batch of candy in my eyes.

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The Longnecker Zoo October 31, 2008 at 3:01 PM  

How sweet those little boys are! As kids we would trick-or-treat at my mother's bedroom door before we went out...she always pretended to be a witch, grabbed us by the arm, and took us one by one to give us candy...memories. They will always remember that and probably do it with their own kids for FHE.

Dana November 1, 2008 at 5:24 AM  

What a cute idea. Yeah dito to Allison. That for me was a fun memory. YOu know we started that I think when we moved and mom didn't know who to trust in the neighborhood. We got the candy none the less and enjoyed mom being a witch.

Kelsey Glover November 17, 2008 at 3:03 PM  

really??? only lars would hand out candy from his bedroom. I love it!!!!! love you guys

Erica Kinghorn November 28, 2008 at 6:03 PM  

Candi & Lars,
Congratulations on the arrival of little Julia Karen! She is beautiful and Candi you look fantastic! Sounds like little Julia Karen is doing well and getting to know Grandma Karen. Hope all is well!
Take care,
Erica & Eric Kinghorn

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