Yateem Gardens is where it's at!
Tanner was bummed out that we missed his school Halloween Spooktacular because it was the night we flew in from Tulsa. However he quickly got over it when he heard he would have the privilege to go Trick-OR-Treating with his friends Kai, Gabriel, Faisal and Gabriel.
Tanner dressed as Darth Vader (or Dark Vader as he called it) light saber and all! He had a hard time seeing through the mask but refused to take it off or wear it on the top of his head. Gavin went as Batman and rotated riding in the stroller and running from house to house. Gavin had no idea when it comes to the importance of the jack-o-lantern basket. In typical "Gavin The Collector" style he picked up valuable items like rocks, sticks and leaves... who needs candy anyway, right?
We met for pizza and snacks at Pamela's home and then off to hit the compound in search of scary treats! The Yateem Garden compound made me think of Trick OR-Treating when I was a kid. All the participating homes decorated their front walks and entry areas. Parents in costume passed out candy to all the kids with baskets in hand and commented on each child's costume. The house pictured above even offered champagne to the parents who were out Trick-OR-Treating with their children, now THAT'S a treat! ;)
Sama's parents and siblings decorated the outside of their house (the following 2 pictures) and even made a haunted house for the bravest kids to enter! Apparently the haunted house is a long standing tradition and the children in the compound look forward to it every year. Our kids LOVED it!
We met around 5:00PM at Pamela's and wrapped up the night by 7:00PM. The kids were wiped out and crashed in the car before we made our way to the main road. Was it jet-lag or Trick-OR-Treating? I'll never tell! ;)