Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treat!

My boy could not stop talking today about going trick or treat. I guess if I looked that good in my costume I'd be excited to show it off too!

Do you like my jack o'lantern? Let me be a cautionary tale for you! We never made it to the pumpkin patch this year, so I figured I'd just run to the Walmarts and grab a pumpkin there for our jack o'lantern today. No biggie. Well, there was not a pumpkin in sight there or at Target! I went over to the Halloween aisle and grabbed this fake one that came with an electric light. At six bucks it was pretty reasonable and I like that I can reuse it. It also means I can have a jack o'lantern for longer than two days because that's how long they last here in the heat. Lame.

But, back to tricks and treats! Can I just say how much more awesome it is to live in a neighborhood with houses instead of in the apartments for Halloween? I was able to decorate outside, including putting out luminarias to light the way up the driveway. We didn't have to go anywhere special to take Bubba trick or treating; we were able to do it in our very own neighborhood! Best of all, there were actually trick or treaters!

We've been in an apartment for the last decade, and always an upstairs one. Most years we would get one or two kids, and many years we didn't get any at all. This year we were at the store buying candy at a total loss for how much to buy since we had no idea what the turnout would be like. We grabbed a couple of large bags, and then today while I was out I grabbed a couple more. I'm glad I did, because with those and a few pieces supplemented from Bubba's loot bag, we had just enough!

Speaking of Bubba's loot...

Yeah. Religious pamphlets. I believe in spreading The Word, but there's a time and a place for everything. You just don't proselytize to children!!! INAPPROPRIATE!!! If anything, that turns me off to what they're saying.

Other than that, he didn't do too badly! We just went up and down our street, while my husband stayed home to hand out candy. There were a lot of dark houses, but a few where they really decorated too. One of our neighbors had this cool bubble machine that blew WHITE bubbles, and when they popped, they let out a little burst of fog. So freaking COOL.

We came home and handed out candy for a bit, then realized it was still pretty early so my husband took a turn taking him on the next block up. I'm glad we figured out a way for both of us to get to see him trick or treating because it was super cute. He was a little shy at first, but once he hit his stride he'd run up to the house, ring the doorbell (his favorite part!) then say "TRICK OR TREAT" as loud as possible in his squeaky little voice. He was really good about remembering to say thank you, and even started throwing in a "HAPPY HALLOWEEN!" after a bit!

When he got home we let him have a lollipop and he got to help out with handing candy to the kids who came to our door. I think he had just as much fun doing that as he did collecting candy! He would loiter by the door, and whenever he'd see people approaching he'd get super excited and start shouting, "MOM! DAD! There she is! Trick or treat!" After the kids would get their candy from him he'd wish them a Happy Halloween.


Now, if you'll excuse me, there are some mini Kit Kat bars with my name on them.

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Blogger Katy Cameron said...

Hee hee, how cute! But the religious pamphlets, WTH?! So not the right time or place!

6:12 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

OMG he is ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!! I love his little pose!

ps- pamphlets? for halloween? really????

5:19 AM  
Blogger Samara Link said...

Sounds like he had a really good time! That's adorable. :)

10:37 AM  

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