Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Halloween was fun! The kids anticipate it all month long, and it was all Ian and Emma could do to wait until 5:00 when they were going to get to go trick or treating. We started getting kids at 4:00, and Ian and Emma were eager to help pass out candy. Zoe went running in the other direction everytime the doorbell rang. She wanted nothing to do with the costumed people at her door.
After getting a waffle into each kid around 4:45, they suited up. Ian was Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith (must use the complete name!). Emma was Cinderella and Zoe a pumpkin. I took the kids out on our street and by the time we got back to our house, Zoe was saying "Twee Twee" and holding out her bag for treats. It was so cute. Emma repeated "Trick or Treat" over and over again until the person came to the door. It was funny seeing her anticipation and excitement at each house, wondering what she was going to get. When we got back to our house, the kids wanted their Dad to go out with them, so I stayed home and passed out candy to the hundreds of kids (and adults) that came to our house. I estimate we had about 300 trick-or-treaters, a pretty usual year for us.