Sunday, October 31, 2010


Miss had a wonderful time for her first trick-or-treating experience. She didn't really know what it was all about, but she did have fun saying "Tick-a-teek!" around the house as we were getting ready to go and she was very excited to put her costume on. She was a garden gnome. Here she is getting ready.

Heading out. I couldn't believe she kept the hat and beard on!

Once we actually started Trick-or-treating, she seemed a bit puzzled by the whole thing. At the first two houses we went to, she just stared at the person who answered the door and put random colorful things into the cat bag she was carrying. She stared when we encouraged her to say "Trick-or-treat!" She stared when we prodded her to say "Thank you." Then at the third house she brightened up with the receipt of a cool orange toothbrush. This was by far her favorite item to go into the treat bag. And when we prompted her, "Say 'Thank you'" she said, "More??" Well.

We only went to the six nearest neighbors houses. We had fun and I think she did too. Here she is ready to head home with her Daddy.

When we got in the door she sat down right away and started counting her booty. She counted several of the pieces and had fun identifying the colors of the candy wrappers. She didn't seem to have any concept that there was anything inside the wrappers, so the Crunch bar was just "Blue!!" and the Kit Kat "Orange!" And she seemed to derive plenty of pleasure just from that. Until we let her have some after dinner. Yeah, my girl is a chocolate lover. We had lots of "Mmmmm!" and "Num num!" and maybe even a "Deyiscious!"

Lass was getting tired about the time we were going to head out to trick-or-treat, so we didn't put her in her costume. I just put her in her wrap so I could carry her and she could sleep. But I did put her "Wiggle Worm" costume on her before her bath for some photos.

Overall our Halloween was a great time. We didn't have as many trick-or-treaters as I thought we would, so we have waaaayyy too much candy left over that I am trying very hard not to eat in huge handfuls all day long. The kids here are so polite. Even when I said "take as many as you want" they still only took about 3 pieces of candy. And later when I began to realize just how much candy we were going to be left with I was saying, "Please, take a lot, we have way too much" and they still didn't take more than about 3 or 4. But polite is good, and we had fun visiting with our neighbors and meeting some new people in the neighborhood.

Happy Halloween!

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