Saturday, October 29, 2011

Trick or Treating with long-term care residents

My husband works about an hour away from home, so it's not often that the boys get to see daddy's workplace.  His office was hosting a Halloween party in which employees were encouraged to bring their families.  He works in long-term care, and the residents of the facility would be passing out the candy.

We decided that not only was this a good opportunity for the boys to see where dad works, but also to spend some time with the elderly.  They had fun snacks, decorations and activities planned in the dining area, and not only did the boys have fun, but you could really see the residents' faces light up as they watched the kids running around and talking to them!

Elliott is very observant and quizzical, so I wondered if he might ask any questions, but both boys were on their best behavior, used their manners, and engaged willingly with the residents.  It was a great night!

For privacy reasons, we did not take pictures of the boys interacting with the residents, so we didn't get very many pictures of the action, but here's a shot that daddy took of our little Batman and Robin!

Oh, and we recently added a new member to our family.  Bailey is now 10 weeks old, and looks like an innocent little puppy here, but don't be deceived.  She's growing so fast, and she has already mastered the art of knocking over the kitchen trash can!

Be sure to check out where other families are going!

Chestnut Grove Academy Field Trip Friday Blog Hop


  1. Your puppy is soooo cute!!! Enjoy it! We would love to have one but our house is too small to let us have one.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

  2. what a neat trip! Thanks for linking up!

  3. That is a great field trip! I am sure it was enjoyed by residents and guests alike.