For this year though, we did enjoy trick or treating with our kids. We had some great friends over with their kids and we all went trick or treating together in our neighborhood. It was SO cold, but fun none the less! Wiley and Evie had a great time. Wiley kept changing his mind all month about what he wanted to dress up as, sometimes multiple times a day. (I had given him the restriction that he had to dress up as something he already has as he has an entire carton of play clothes). He'd finally settled on being a boxer for almost an entire week. The afternoon of Halloween, he decides he wants to be Batman instead (which was actually fine with me because it was so cold and windy that day and I was seriously rethinking how to be a boxer AND stay warm). So we quickly threw together his Batman costume! Evie went as a cute little poodle (although many people thought she was a lamb.) She really surprised me with how much she enjoyed Trick or Treating! She really took her time reaching into the bowls of candy and choosing a piece, the whole time grinning up at the people like crazy! At one point, it got so cold that I stopped to carry her and wrap her inside my coat. I planned to just skip the house Wiley and the other kids in our group had just gone to because she and I were getting behind. As soon as I started to pass the house, she immediately began protesting and pointing towards it - she was not about to bypass anything! :) Guess that's my little eater for ya! What can I say? Girl likes her food, especially sweets!!!
Gotham City was safe that night!
Evie trying to eat a sucker later that night. Oops, missed the mouth!
Now she got it!
All our cute trick or treaters together! This was the best shot I could get. Evie and Claire on the bottom step - Claire was a precious ladybug. Emily (lion), Wiley, and Samuel (jet pilot - Top Gun outfit) on top step.
Oh, one other funny story to tell. In our area, there is a specific night and time set for everyone to trick or treat. Our township was set for October 29 from 6-8 pm. So about 6:15 we started getting a few trick or treaters finally coming to our door. We had the kids all ready to go so we took a few photos so we could pass out some candy. Then it took a few minutes to get coates, gloves, hats, flash lights and everything on and in hand and everyone out the door. Shane and I were the last ones out. Wiley and Evie had gone on out with our friend Brian. He told us later that while they were all in the driveway waiting on us to lock up, kids were still coming up the driveway to our front door for candy. Brian said that Wiley was standing in the middle of the driveway, holding his hands up and saying, "We're about to leave! We're about to leave!" over and over again! :) Kid knew he'd never get out of there to go and get candy if other kids wouldn't stop coming!!! So funny!