What a fun night! Halloween* has become one of the nights of the year I most look forward to with our kids…it’s just such a fun evening for all of us, and we get to enjoy it with neighbors and my family, too.
The night started off like this:
But it got much, much better.
We had pizza with our neighbors, the Ebers family, and 3 other neighbor families, and then went trick-or-treating. Our family took off a few minutes after our friends, though we did cross paths with them later in the evening, where we were able to offer them something from the adults’ trick-or-treat stash:
Check out this adorable baby skunk:
Jack Henry totally figured the whole go-to-the-door-say-trick-or-treat-grab-some-candy-say-thank-you thing. While the other boys ran ahead of him at every house, he and I would make our way up to the door, too, and he always had a piece of wrapped candy in his hand. If he got something at a house that he considered better than what he was holding, he’d swap it out and put the other candy in his bag. A couple of times he took something from a bowl and then put whatever was in his hand back in their bowl! He walked almost the whole evening, and crashed when I finally got him to bed.
I almost forgot to mention: Matt and I actually started thinking of costumes last night (yes, we’re totally on the ball) and if we’d been able to locate a pig snout at the costume store, he would have gone as swine flu and I would have gone as a doctor or a nurse (if a decent nurse costume exists; I didn’t want to be a slutty nurse) with a nametag that said “Tami Flu.” Wouldn’t that have been fun? But no.
The older boys collected tons of loot, and came home happy and tired. We didn’t even have time to “sort” through the candy tonight! Luke wasn’t feeling great; I’m really hoping that it’s just some fall allergies. He hasn’t had any trouble since last spring, but after playing in the leaves today his eyes were red and watery again, and then after being out all evening, he looked worse and felt a touch warm. Temp is 98.9…I cannot even think about dealing with sickness again already.
*If you don’t celebrate Halloween because you are a Christian and don’t like it’s “pagan” origins, I encourage you to read Kelli’s post about Halloween; I think you’ll be surprised.