Sunday, November 6, 2011

Air and Scare!

Oh dears, I was utterly exhausted after last week. Somehow the combination of a very full pre-Halloween weekend of fun followed by a full Monday of Halloween festivities wore me out. By this past Friday I was running on pure Diet Coke and coffee fumes and literally passed out in my bed at 8:15 pm and slept until 8:30 am Saturday morning. After another long nap on Saturday the trick or treating fog finally lifted and I felt like myself again.

Just in time to backtrack and blog about all of our Halloween fun with you. :)

Last Saturday we had a nor'easter here. Never mind that the local weather teams said we had a 10% chance of getting any "inclement weather". There was snow on the ground when we woke up and the snow and sleet continued all day long. It was cold and wet which is not my favorite weather combination.

We stayed hunkered down at home for most of the day, but we rallied that evening to go to Air and Scare! which is a Halloween event at the Udvar-Hazy National Air and Space Museum. Udvar-Hazy is a local favorite spot of ours and if you have children (or a love of air and space) you need to familiarize yourself with this gem. It's completely indoors, it's HUGE with tons of space for toddlers to run (ie tire themselves out), and it's chock full of airplanes, fighter jets, helicopters, hot air balloons, hang gliders, and yes an actual space shuttle.

On Air and Scare! Saturday they turned down the lights, set up treat and activity stations and opened their doors to thousands of children and adults dressed in costume.

Riley went as Minnie Mouse.
Camden was Elmo.
They were both very excited to be there.
He ran.
She got her face painted.
They both met R2-D2.

And we filled our bags so full of treats that Mama had to carry them...and us.
We had so much fun trick or treating, watching R2 whistle and beep at Riley, getting tattoos, and chasing after our little Elmo.  It was the perfect kick off event for our fledgling trick or treater and a great chance to wear our costumes more than just once.  

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