Monday, December 10, 2012

Halloween in Yellowstone

Ilija was a tiger this year and boy did we have fun!  On Sunday, Ilija's daycare (Little People's) and the local preschool combined to throw a very cool Halloween Fest complete with treats and little versions of carnival games and of course face painting (the photos below are from that).

Then on Tuesday evening Ilija and his Daddy went to the community center in Lower Mammoth to carve pumpkins at the October potluck.  Mommy was at a community meeting for her project that she viewed as productive, but missed the pumpkin carving.  She was more then a little impressed to come home that night to a dark apartment with a glowing (electric candle) jack o lantern on the counter and the rest of the house asleep--three cheers for an awesome Daddy!

On Halloween we picked up the boy a little early from Little People's headed down the hill to Gardiner grabbed a bite at the Two Bit and then started trick or treating.  Ilija did pretty well knocking on doors and getting candy.  He couldn't quite say "trick or treat" so "please" and "thank you" sufficed.  He got really comfortable at a few houses when they were especially nice to him and just walked him and tried to make himself at home.  He got some special treats from our friends Shane and Kiera and our sweet neighbor Pam.  By the time we got home it was dark and there was a mini-herd of bison in our parking lot--the perfect ending to our Halloween adventures in YNP!

Helping out while Mommy and Daddy were on clean-up duty

Looking at the pumpkin he got to decorate

Little tiger eying the games


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