This year we took Abbie trick or treating on base at the Fall Fest. It was basically a bunch of vendors handing out candy to all the kids and some of them had games set up for the kids to play. They also had haunted houses, bouncy houses, mazes and a pumpkin patch, but we didn’t make it to any of those things. We’ll try to do it next year.
Abbie really enjoyed looking at all the other kids in costumes. I think she was a little bit overwhelmed because she went from being super excited to really quiet and back to excited a few times. She didn’t know where to look or what to do next. I’m glad Mark was around to witness it. (And so was Mark’s brother, Ryan, pictured below.)
Abbie got the hang of trick or treating pretty quickly. She was pretty shy, but she’d say “trick or treat” and a few times I reminded her to say thank you. Sometimes she’d start walking away from the person and then go running back saying, “I forgot to say thank you!”
She really liked choosing a duck at this vendor. The ducks had numbers on the bottom of them and the prize you got was based on the number you pulled.
And then we ran into this guy… Abbie was terrified of him.
She wanted absolutely nothing to do with him, but she kept a VERY close eye on him. She had to walk a few feet away from me to get candy from a lady, and she started out a few times towards the lady, but watching the dog. As soon as the dog would move anything, she’d come running back to me. She told me she didn’t like him and that she was afraid of him and that he scared her. And 4 days later, she’s still talking about how she didn’t like the puppy.
Finally she couldn’t take it anymore and wanted Daddy to pick her up, but even walking away, she still kept a close eye on him. He rode by on a fire truck while we were getting food and of course, she spotted him right away then too and had to keep a close eye on him to make sure he wasn’t getting any closer to her. Guess now’s not the time to take her to Disney. =)
And of course she had to get her face painted. She loves having her face painted.