Thursday, April 23, 2009

Halloween in Arizona

Okay - first of all I want you all to know that I have only spent Halloween in Oregon with my family. Our tradition consisted of bundling up in layers of warm clothing and putting our costumes over piles of sweaters. We very often wore gloves, hats, scarves, etc to keep warm and somewhat dry. Then we'd head out to the neighborhoods.

As we went trick-or-treating, rain would pour down and puddles would form on all street corners. We would get candy and treats until late at night when finally the last kid would give up (who always seemed to be Jason. He loved trick-or-treating and didn't mind the freezing cold rain)! After a long night of cold trick-or-treating fun, we'd go to our favorite place and have Mexican dinner afterwards. Oh, how I love those memories!!

Now, in COMPLETE contrast to that, I take you to Halloween in Arizona. It was about 90 degrees outside, and there was no rain in sight. There wasn't even a single cloud in the sky. I ask you, what kind of Halloween is that??? Where the scary dark nights, the freaky trees blowing in the wind, the noise of the rain falling down? I'll tell you where - in Oregon - that's where!!

Needless to say, we did enjoy our Halloween festivities. Natalie and I took a trip to the pumpkin patch and petting zoo to enjoy the beautiful weather while Nathan studied for exams. We had a lot of fun, but sure missed having Daddy with us.


And don't worry, we did get to enjoy Halloween night with Daddy at a party Midwestern threw for the children. Natalie got to do crafts, go trick-or-treating, and even enjoyed playing on the blow-up toys the school had brought in. We got some cute pics of Natalie and her friends. She is quite the social bug already!





We had a fun Halloween, even though we did miss the rain, and the crazy kids of Oregon (who somehow don't care about the rain).

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