Ghouls at Grassmere

Yesterday we took the boys to Ghouls at Grassmere.  Day started out pretty traumatic for Sam.  He wanted to go out and play.  He started to notice that there were several little worms on the porch.  He was terrified that the worms were going to get him so he sat in the porch swing with me for almost an hour.  Finn spent his time finding worms and then stepping on them.  Michael doesn't like for Finn to kill worms because they aren't hurting anything.  I reminded Finn of this fact and told him not to kill any more worms.  After a few minutes I start to hear more crunching.  I decide to take a different approach.  I told Finn, "Finn - the momma worm is going to be so sad because you killed the baby."  He looks at me and said, "don't worry mom - I'm gonna kill the momma too."  So much for the guilt trip.

After a nap, it was time to start getting ready for the Zoo.  We started with the tights.  I bought Finn little girl tights to wear under his costume.  He was pretty pumped to wear them.  After getting them on and situated he said, "wow, these are so comfortable."

We met Gran at 5:00 outside the entrance to the Zoo and took a few pictures of the boys.
The boys in their costumes.  Finn as the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" and Sam as Batman."

Sam didn't know what to think about the event.  I think that he was in information overload because he barely said a word most of the night.  In his defense, there was a lot to see.  All the kids were dressed up in Halloween costumes.  Sam liked the Godzilla costumes.   He perked up and started dancing when he heard the "This is Halloween" song from "Nightmare before Christmas."

The "Deliverance" skeletons.  Sam was a little scared.  Finn had come out of his costume because he was hot.

Finn put his costume back on when he realized that there were photo ops.

We had a lot of fun.  We did the haunted hayride and then we went to the trick-r-treating stations.  Sam was so polite - he said "thank you every time someone handed him candy."

Finn's costume was a big hit, especially with the adults.  One little kid came up to Finn and said, "awesome costume."

Mickey and Minnie

Midway through the evening we ran into Cooper, Hank and Quinn.  Cooper LOVED Finn's costume.