Saturday, October 15, 2011

Trunk or Treat!

My dear friend Jen invited me and the girls to go Trunk or Treating today.  Claire woke up SO excited to go see her friends and to put on her cat costume.  Since I am notoriously late these days, we started getting ready an hour before we had to leave.  I made sure to get a couple pictures of the girls before we left and they actually smiled!!

 Natalie the Ladybug and Claire the Cat

We were on the road on our way to grab McDonald's for lunch (so, I didn't have time to make lunch and this allowed two things in one: driving and eating at the same time).  I realized that I had forgotten Claire's candy bucket at home.  I was prepared to stop at the local drugstore after getting lunch to quick grab another one (did NOT have time to do it!).  When we pulled up to the drive through window, the girl handed me Claire's happy meal - in a small Halloween bucket!  Thank you McDonald's you totally put me back on schedule.  Thankfully, Claire was hungry and ate her lunch very well in the car.  She was all done by the time we arrived to the park for Trunk or Treat and ready to see her friends!

Jen has two daughters that are nearly the exact same age as mine and her husband was at work too so it was us and the four girls to start the day.  Once we finally got all the logistics figured out, we proceeded to the trunk or treat area.  The girls were both terrified of Griff (the Grand Rapids Griffins Mascot) when we walked up.  They slowly warmed up to the idea of Trunk or Treating and talking to strangers (but none in face covering costumes!).  They proceeded to trick or treat from the various vehicles, collecting more candy than they needed.  

They were having fun, just finally smiling for pictures when Claire announced that she had to go potty.  There were no bathrooms anywhere near us.  Since we're from the country, we have taught Claire how to go potty outside if necessary.  I confirmed that she just had to go pee-pee and took her to the edge of the woods hidden away from everyone.  No sooner did I start pulling her pants down and she was already squatting and starting to go potty!  Needless to say, there was no point trying to get her to stop the damage was done.  So between the potty accident, the chilly weather, blustery wind and the fact that naptime was quickly approaching we decided that we had enough trunk or treat.  When we got to the car, I dug through the diaper bag for a change of clothes for Claire.  I don't know when it happened, but the only piece of clothing that I had for her was a pair of socks.  I then made the judgement call that it was better for her to wear nothing home rather than sit in the wet clothes for the 20 minute drive.  Thankfully, we don't go anywhere without her blanket so that kept her legs warm.  

When we got home, I put Claire in my bed and she said, "I really like my friend Addison!  I had SO much fun today."  I guess the no pants ride didn't tarnish the day for her.  Now we are sharing her candy, Mommy likes trunk or treating too!!


  1. Glad you had a good time! And the potty situation made me laugh. I can't wait for situations like that ;)

  2. What a fun time. Except for the cold weather and potty accident. I wouldn't have had a change of clothes either! Glad you had a blanket. :)

  3. Looks like a great day! The girls look adorable :) We are always running behind now with 3 kids so I feel you.

  4. new follower from "Saturdays top 5 laughs." I have never heard of "Trunk or treat" but that is such a great idea!!! I know that kids in areas that don;t have good sidewalks or good neighborhoods go to the mall to go ToTing. Plus you don't have to worry about bad weather.

  5. I love it!! They are so cute! And beautiful. That is so awesome you taught Claire to go outside. Hayls would never. We have tried a million times. Hope you had a great weekend.


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