Monday, October 29, 2007

Trunk or Treat

Last night, Richardson East Church of Christ hosted Trunk or Treat for the community children. My sister has participated in this for the past few years and really enjoyed it with the kids. So now that we have a little one, we decided it was our turn to join in on the fun.

The idea is to decorate your trunks so that the kids trick or treating come up to enjoy the decorations and get some candy. I have never been before, but I thought we could figure out the concept.

So I started thinking, what would JD be really cute dressed up as for Halloween? We have always called him our little monkey because he has a really cute "widow's peak" brow that kind of looks like a monkey. You add in his little baby ears that kind of stick out right now and you have the cutest baby monkey around! So we decided Curious George would be a great costume.

Then I thought, how can we incorporate a monkey or Curious George into something that we already have a lot of to decorate our trunk?

Ta da! The perfect combination. JD can be Curious George and Jon and I can be Firefighters!

So we outfitted the trunk with firefighter gear and filled a bucket (labeled FIRE) with candy. I got an actual Curious George stuffed animal dressed as a firefighter and a copy of the book to bring with us. Jon turned on the lights of his fire vehicle and we got JD all dressed up as Curious George. Too cute!!

The kids loved JD's costume. A lot of them thought he was a stuffed animal because he was so well behaved!
And he actually relaxed enough to start laughing and smiling toward the end of the evening.

We had a ton of fun! My sister Dara's family won an Honorable Mention for the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme. She did a lot more work than we did!

We are already starting to think of next year's theme... Maybe we will play to the judge's tastes and do Mickey and the Firefighters.


Dara said...

Woo-hoo! I finally made the blog! ha! JD looked absolutely adorable last night! So glad your family came! We need to pull in together next year so our cars can park together!

Heather said...

I love the pics! You guys are too cute!

Stephanie said...

You guys were so cute! You did great!

Lynn Leaming said...

Glad that J.D. enjoyed his first Trunk or Treat and that you did too!