Carrie is a stay-at-home-mom to two children, Jack (3) and Claire (1). Previously an account manager for a local insurance firm, she now spends the days wrangling small children and wondering how the house got so messy, and considers the day a success if everyone is dressed by noon. She also likes horses, books, iced tea and lip gloss. She blogs about learning to be a Stay-at-Home-Mom at Carrie Elle.

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Boo on Ballard

I finally have a kid who’s old enough to grasp the concept of Halloween.

Jack finally realizes that there is a holiday that allows him to A) wear his favorite costume, and B) get loads of candy.  I mean, he *mostly* got it last year…but this year the anticipation is almost more than he can take!  We have been talking about Halloween for weeks.

Jack, dressed as a spider, last Halloween. This was his costume two years in a row...the previous year, he was too afraid of it to put it on.

This year, we’ll actually be traveling on Halloween.  A dear friend is getting married the following weekend!  Although I have every intention of arriving in California in time to take the kids trick-or-treating with their cousins (I am from California and many of my friends and family are there), I have a few local trick-or-trick events lined up, as well (to get them extra excited, or hopped up on sugar, I guess).

Boo on Ballard is the event I’ve been waiting for since last year!

This free event will take place in downtown Wylie on Thursday, October 25th from 6-8 PM.  Local merchants will pass out candy to kids as they walk through Wylie’s quaint downtown.  But, it’s more than just candy!  Kids will also get to hear live music, ooh and aah over the Halloween decorations, and play carnival games.  Kids and their parents alike will enjoy the vendor booths and the festive community spirit!

Boo on Ballard is a fun, safe and family-friendly way to get in the Halloween spirit.

For more information, you can visit the Discover Wylie website.  You can find directions here.

Dress your little ones in their spookiest get-ups and head out to Wylie for a fun night of Boo on Ballard!

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