Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Halloween Night!

The rain stopped before night fell, each kid suited up with minimal crying, and there were zero candy-induced allergic reactions.

Halloween 2015 is one for the record books. We couldn't have asked for a better night to parade our cast of characters about my parents' neighborhood, politely asking for candy and keeping a side-eye out for the serious spooks. Owen was even brave enough to suggest that we start at the local "scary house" - though that may have had something to do with the daylight.

At this particular house, the scariest ghoul answers the door with a blood-curdling cackle. Nora was the only one who didn't immediately turn around when the door opened, and she just stared for several seconds. When the fear hit her, I'm pretty sure every person within a mile heard her scream. Poor baby wouldn't even take her candy. With that under their belts {and a vow to never return}, the neighborhood was theirs. We borrowed Grampa's golf cart and made the rounds.

As for costumes, this was the first year the trio skipped a theme. Green Lantern {who ended up having to use a Ring Pop to summon his powers} bravely defended the graceful ballerina while a zombie/deer hunter kept his gun at the ready. Owen later told us the man at the "scary house" was lucky he left his gun in the golf cart.

After we stopped at every glowing porch light, we went back to the grandparents' house to watch for trick-or-treaters and examine the goods. I'm pretty sure word spread fast that Owen was in charge of treat-giving, because his handfuls of chocolate bars were a hit.

Fast-forward to today and we're muddling in the aftermath. There are literally buckets of candy on my kitchen table and an entire family adjusting to the time change/sugar rush. We've been working hard to stay awake past 5:30. As we ease into the month of November and allow the Kit Kat high to wear off, I'm glad we have memories of a great Halloween.

How was your weekend? Did you eat miniature-sized candy for breakfast today?
Let me know in the comments and have a terrific Tuesday!

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Amanda said...

Cute Kids! I loved getting to play "dress up" with mine and head out for some candy :)

Rachel McCrary said...

Looks like it was a fun time!! I'm jealous of your perfect night (weather wise!). Ours was cold and rainy. :)

Debbie Arnold said...

Sounds like a good time was held by all;)

Julianne Thompson said...

Cute costumes! I thought this would be the year I would take my 2-year-old out, but he wouldn't even try on the kitty costume I made for him. Then he ended up getting sick anyway. Looking forward to next year though!

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