A Chicken and a Lion

We have chosen to not take our boys out Trick or Treating and in place of that we wanted to come up with a fun activity that we could do each year with them.
I thought about it for awhile and decided it would be fun to do something as a family for other people - what it is that we do will probably vary from year to year - this year we kept it quite simple.
I bagged up popcorn kernels, made a little label and instructions on how to make the popcorn and stapled it to the bag.

I only made 6 of these bags and it took us 3.5 hours to deliver them!! I'd originally thought of making more, but I am glad I had only done 6.

When the boys are older I think it would be fun to do something for more families and let the boys run out of the car, put the gift in front of the door, ring the doorbell and then run back to the car and we'd leave right away - I can see that appealing to young boys :)

But how we did it this evening was nice - we chatted with our friends, got to meet some of their extended family members, new pets and even see what some were eating for dinner :)
I feel like we got to know some of our friends better and we spent the time driving to the next home praying for each of the family members that live there.

I had bought these costumes for the boys ages ago when Old Navy had them marked down to 90% off - I a.d.o.r.e them!! Wesley is just so huggable and Judah looks hysterical as a chicken!!
Both of the boys enjoyed dressing up and I think I'll be watching for more costumes to go on clearance. I think after Christmas is when I got these costumes for such a steal.

Judah told me that he was "a monkey that says cock-a-doodle-doo!"

Align CenterHave a good weekend everyone!


ashleigh said...

they look so cute! i work at a care center for mostly older people and we host a trick or treat but also you can volunteer to do all sorts of stuff... just an idea for when they are older. my residents love kids!!!! also, my mom got my niece a fairy costume from the outlet store for childrens place for 94 cents!!!! so if you have an outlet mall near you look there! and lastly, thanks for always inspiring me (and im sure lots of others) with fun and wholesome ideas for the kids and our family!!!

Keetha Broyles said...

They are so fun, funny, and cute as a lion and a chicken!

Jessica The Rock Chick said...

They look adorable! The popcorn idea is cute! We used to do something similar for families of close friends who didn't live right in the area during the week and then we did trick or treating on Halloween. I never let my kids keep any candy, though. I threw out everything and then we went to the store and I bought them the kinds that they liked or wanted to try. Safer that way and they could still enjoy the trick or treating!

Sis said...

Aw, so sweet :) And yeah, you got those costumes in January 2008... I was there when you found them :-p

Sis said...

Oh, and the boys are adorable :)

Bethany said...

So cute in their costumes!!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

The boys are so cute! I know they had to have had fun, and what a great idea you came up with. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Rebecca said...

Very sweet idea! Such cute kiddos!!! Your pics of banana bread on your latest post made my mouth water (literally!) Will have to try this recipe! :)

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