Dang, they are cute.
Last night was the absolute perfect evening for trick or treating. The weather was an unheard-of-for-October 60-degrees. We didn't have to layer the kids up, they could actually just wear their costumes. I remember one time as a kid dressing as a ballerina. I had leg warmers and a tutu and was so excited. Until, I had to completely cover it with snow pants and jacket because it was freezing out. We didn't have to worry about any of that this year. Because of the beautiful weather the neighborhood was full of families and kids running around door to door. Everyone was in such a happy mood. Kids because they were getting tons of candy and parents because they weren't freezing as they trailed behind the ghosts and goblins. We went for hours...and they probably could have went longer.
I love the whole tradition we have created with Halloween. Kori and the kids coming over and everyone getting ready together...just to add to their excitement before we actually get to the grand finale of trick or treating.
Kim informed everyone the first thing they had to do was make sure there were no drugs in the candy. Looks like the schools are doing a good job raising awareness of the dangers of candy from strangers. Then it was time for what we all remember doing as kids...the sorting, trading and begging for just one more piece. (I gave in once when Layla said I was the best mommy ever...I'm a sucker)
I love Halloween.
However. This morning I was over it just as I suspected I would be. I got the girls off to school and then took down all signs of pumpkins, spiders, witches and bats. Packed it all away, put it under the house (or Matt did...I don't go down there) and it looks like our home again. It will stay this way for about a month and then it will look like Christmas elves exploded everywhere. But first, we get to look forward to Thanksgiving. One of my favorites, not for the turkey but because it is all about food and family. No gifts, no major activities...nothing more than just cooking, eating and loving.
A final farewell to Halloween...