This was their first year trick-or-treating ...
(those are pjs sticking out around his wrist - we needed some way to keep him warmer last night!)
(with a group of neighbor kids)
(with the ones who live next door)
Little girl: (thinking) I'm not taking your chocolate, you silly boy. You should see the stash mommy has hidden in our kitchen - and I don't have a big brother I need to share with. I don't need your one little measly chocolate bar.
I sat at the end our our driveway, covered in blankets (it was FREEZING!), puffing away on my oxygen, handing out candy. Aaron went around with the boys ... until ... Alex ran ahead with the older kids (and two of their parents),
so Aaron took Harrison around.
Harrison (our resident sweets lover) REALLY got into the whole concept of ringing doorbells and being given lots of candy! He's been begging all morning today to "go trick-treat" again! He's actually wearing his costume right now. *grin*
That hill is so much easier going down than going back up!
The boys had a blast!
(And they'll never know that we raided the
stash last night while they were in bed!)
All the moms ooh-ed and aah-ed over little Cinderella (who was maybe 2 years old) and Prince Charming (her daddy), and Beauty and the Beast (her daddy)! There were only a couple duplicates - 2 sets of Mario / Luigi (but their costumes were different), 2 hippies, and 2 policemen, and 2 groups of penguins (the hockey team, not the animal). I was very impressed at the variety of costumes we saw!
Aaron never went trick-or-treating as a child, and I think I only went twice. He was shocked to learn that the basketful of loot the kids brought home is expected to last about a week (of course we'll be helping to empty it when they're not looking). Doubting my guesstimation, he asked a couple kids how long theirs would last. The unanimous response - "a week"!