Sunday, November 9, 2008


Every year we go to the Lain's for Halloween. There is the same bunch there every year and we always have a blast. It is our family tradition to go there and my parents always attend. It is special for the kids to get to trick or treat with their Grandparents. This year my sister's new husband, Chris, got to join in on the fun. Matt had to work this year on Halloween (this is the first year he has missed trick or treating with us since Taylor was born 8 1/2 yrs ago) so Chris got to fill in as official Madison carrier :)

We start our evening of festivities by roasting hot dogs over a bonfire which is always a big hit! Then it is off to trick or treat. The Lain's live in a pretty big neighborhood with lots of hills and the houses are kinda spread out. Dorian hooks a trailer behind his vehicle, piles it with hay and blankets and we are off! The kids enjoy this part so much. Nobody's legs get tired well except Madison whose short legs can't handle the hilly driveways that well which is where Chris came into the picture :)

After getting enough candy to last until next Halloween we head back to the Lain's for some marshmallow roasting and some candy testing before calling it a night. We always have so much fun and love that they Lain's open their house to us all year after year.

Cinderella, The Spanish Princess and Spiderman before leaving for the Lain's

Caleb admiring the bonfire

Taylor and Caleb

Aunt Hope and Taylor

The trailer full of kids at the beginning

Aunt Hope and Madison

Caleb and his good friend David

All the kids (and a few adults too) outside one of the houses

Chris, Hope, Pops, Madison and Caleb

The kids with their individual containers of candy

Isn't this just ridiculous! (Ignore the dirty carpet it got cleaned after this picture was taken)


Gabby said...

they all look so cute! They racked up on some candy too! Looks like they had fun!

Cindy said...

That looks like so much fun! I love the pictures of all the loot -you just had to throw that in! :) I think my kids have actually forgotten about their Halloween candy already! I sent a lot of it to work with Michael, and put the rest in the laundry room. I think Michael's birthday cake & ice cream diverted their attention...okay by me!

Cindy said...

I think it is so cool that your parents go to the Halloween party. What a blessing to have them close. As I remember Kym Lain, she's quite a party thrower so I'm sure it's tons of fun. How fun to go on a hayride as you trick-or-treat!

April said...

Looks like a fun Halloween! Love the pics of the loot.

Ginger said...

looks like fun! we went to a Halloween/trick-or-tricking party this year, too. The kids all have a blast being together.
Love the new blog background!