This year we had so much fun on Halloween. I decided it would be fun to have a chili cook-off in our cul-de-sac since Halloween fell on a Friday night this year.
After running around like a crazy person all day gathering the last of the things we needed, it was time for fun.
I wish I could post all of the pictures that were taken while trying to capture the “perfect” picture of all three kids. But, we would be here all day so these are the “perfect” ones. And this is the most accurate one of our lives right now…
We started setting up around 5:30. It was so fun seeing everyone roll in with their crockpots full of chili. Everyone’s chili was different and so good.
We even had everyone come up with a creative Halloween themed name for their chili. Our chili was named “Creepy Cream Cheese Chicken Chili”.
The kids had a blast running around playing while waiting to go Trick-or-Treating. Unfortunately, right as they were about to head out it started pouring down rain and rained on and off all evening. We quickly popped some tents up over the tables, the moms set up chairs under the tents, and the dad’s took the kids out.
After about ten houses, my little snuggle bug, Sam, came back home with feet soaking wet. He was done. He stayed with me in the cold, windy, wet air. Lance, Reese, and Hayes toughed it out for a while longer. At one point one of the mom’s jumped in her car to go find our husbands and kids to see if they wanted a ride back home. She came back with an empty car.
Once everyone was back home, I brought the kids in to warm up and put Hayes to bed. The other two and our neighbor watched Charlie Brown while we cleaned every thing up outside.
I think everyone had a lot of fun and we can’t wait to do it again next year!!