Last night (Saturday, the 30th), Marc and I took Luke to our city's downtown area for their annual Halloween Walk.
Now, I realize many of you locals who are reading this have probably been down to the annual Halloween Walk, but we hadn't. I knew ahead of time that A LOT of people went to this event, but neither Marc nor I truly realized that A LOT of people do indeed attend this event.
Wow -- what a Z.O.O....Don't get me wrong -- it's a great event, but oh my.
I attempted to take some photos to capture the lines of people, but I'm not sure my photography skills do it any justice.
(And yes, the downtown streets were closed for the event -- so, NO traffic).
Luke actually did very well for being a young 2 years old and NOT having a stroller or a wagon (we decided to make him walk which ultimately ended up in Marc having to hold him for a good portion of the event).
About 2/3 the way through, Luke was D.O.N.E....And, we were NOT one of those parents who keep going even though their child is clearly done. So, we left at that point.
But, the highlight of the evening was, of course, seeing Luke and his first "true" Trick-or-Treating experience.
Let's just say he was quite cute in his little train engineer costume. But hey -- I'm a bit biased, I know.
(And before I go any further, Luke REFUSED to wear his train engineer hat. He insisted on wearing Marc's Koch Industries hat -- which is where Marc used to work. If you want to see Luke in his full costume, check out my LAST POST. And, the good news is that, tonight, on actual Halloween night, Luke DID wear the appropriate head attire for his costume).
And, just to prove that I CAN indeed make this particular blog post about something other than Luke -- here are a couple of cute costumes we saw at this event.
First -- in the distance in this photo -- the "shower...." (It's the guy with the polka-dotted shower curtain around him).
And Second....The child in the John Deere combine costume....
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