Honestly? I was planning to skip Halloween this year. B. was away for work the whole week and the thought of doing this all by myself, with my busy two, didn’t sound that appealing. And he never experienced it before, so he wasn’t aware of what he would miss out on.
But walking down the street, going to the supermarket, watching tv… You can’t escape Halloween, nowhere to hide! And if you follow me on Instagram you know how much my kids love to dress up.
So my sweet friend Ellen came to the rescue. She invited us to celebrate with her and some friends in Santa Monica. And I’m so glad she did!!
We went to a neighborhood where stores and homes were celebrating. Big time! I have never seen anything like it! Some houses and front yards looked like a movie set. S. was a bit hesitant at first, when he saw all those scary dressed up people, but after receiving his first candy he got the clue. And went for it!Two hours later we were all tired (and some of us in desperate need of a glass of wine), but we had the best time! We are counting the days until next year. Hopefully with B. this time. We are already thinking of how to dress up, all four of us!
I made some (okay too many) photos so you can see what it was like.