Just like that, one of my favorite holidays of the year is over.
It was a great year. We didn’t get to do a lot of fall events, due to baseball and other commitments, but we made up for it by participating in some new events.
I mentioned that on the Tuesday before Halloween, we attended the Tour or Treat at Everbank Field, as part of the Jaguars Kid’s Club. It was a really great time and I was so glad we got to check it out.
The tour started in the Touchdown Club of the stadium. Since we were among the first people there, we were sent off in the first tour group.
Members of the ROAR were positioned at each location to distribute candy and goodies to the kids.
First, we stopped in owner Shahid Khan’s suite. It was pretty swanky with a fantastic view. I wouldn’t mind getting to watch a game from that vantage point.
Afterwards, it was off to the Media Center, and to the room where the press conferences take place. This guy has been waiting for his airtime a while.
We went outside, through the tunnel where the players enter the field and out on to the field itself.
And then it was into the locker room, which was so incredibly cool.
After our tour, little man had a bite of dinner, courtesy of Subway, who had provided little bags of turkey sandwiches and apple slices, and got his picture taken with Jaxson DeVille. He loved every second of it!
It was a really fun night. Not too late and not too intense. Little man had a blast and I was glad that we go to do something Halloweenish before the big day.
And then it was Friday!
We had a few friends over for dinner. I like to get a nice meal in little man before the sugar insanity starts. He doesn’t really eat candy while trick or treating, but I knew that between his class party and the get together there would be plenty of sweets.
I put together a pretty simple dinner of raw veggies and dip, mac and cheese muffins, chicken nuggets, ham and swiss cocktail sandwiches, brie bites and a few other dips.
After we ate, and the sun began to go down, we headed out the door. Somehow, I got left behind to man the trick or treat bowls, so I didn’t get any pics of the kids in action, but little man obliged me for a few shots in our yard.
He did make an awesome Harry Potter, if I do say so myself.
I imagine it was after 9:00 when everyone made it back to the house. Mr PugRunner lit up a fire and the kids made s’mores, while the grown ups hung out and chatted. It was fantastic and such a great way to spend the night. It looks like Halloween will be on a Saturday next year, and I can’t wait for a full day of festivities!
How did you spend your Halloween?
What’s your favorite Halloween splurge? (Mine is Twix).