Halloween continues to get bigger and bigger in Tasmania. Years ago only people who planned their own parties seemed to celebrate Halloween, but now there's lots of Halloween things in the shops, including pumpkins that you can carve.
Kobe keeps asking if we can do something for Halloween, but we didn't have anything planned this year. My friends - Bec and Tony live in a new(ish) sub division and Bec is one of those people who just gets out there and gets things happening. When they first built their house, there were lots of other new families around. Bec decided to drop a note in everyone's mailboxes, to suggest that having a little Christmas get together at the park would be fun.
Since then they have gotten to know everyone, and as more families move in, they have continued to get together for Christmas, Easter and now Halloween. Yesterday in our local newspaper, they ran a little story about how the homes in the subdivision has organised for the families in the area to go Trick or Treating to each other's homes.
I knew that Kobe and Harri would love it, so I invited myself along and Bec was lovely in letting us join in on the fun. Luckily we have a heap of dress ups at home, so the boys chose what they wanted to be this afternoon. Kobe went as Ironman and Harri went as Darth Vadar. Jalen was at a friend's birthday dinner, which I'm sure he was happy about, but I have no doubt he would've liked to join in with the little kids ;) The boys loved being able to join in with Annie and Thomas, although earlier in the day Kobe started crying, saying he felt nervous about it. I think he was just worried as he didn't know what to expect, and knew that he wouldn't know many people there.
All of the houses had been given orange balloons, and if they wanted to join in, they put the balloons outside.
Kobe checking out Annie's stash!
There were lots of witches walking the streets!
Thanks for letting us for gate crash your lovely neigbourhood's fun Bec. Kobe is already asking if we can do it again next year!