Friday, November 1, 2013

trick or treat 2013

Some severe storms were on the radar so every town around here postponed trick or treating to November 1st.  Initially, I was not happy because Halloween felt kind of empty but trick or treating on Friday was nice.

I picked up pizza on the way home from work and after the boys ate, it was a typical night...for a few minutes.  Theo played Legos and Dexter watched the first scene of Toy Story 2 for the 500th time while I ran around getting out treats ready for prospective trick-or-treaters.

We're out trick or treating 
And having fun like you
So please help yourself 
To a piece or two!

Ryan got home and we pretty much headed right back out the door. 

My little Donald Duck and Buzz Lightyear (that helmet was a nuisance and barely made it out of the driveway with it before I took it back home).

Our neighborhood is a wonderful place to trick or treat!  This was our first time trick or treating here.  Last year (OMGEE they look so little last year), we went back to our previous neighborhood to visit people since we had recently moved.  The houses are a little further apart than in some neighborhoods so we took the wagon for them to rest their feet when they wanted to.  People were SO generous and absolutely adored seeing the boys in their costumes - known neighbors and strangers alike.  It felt like a mutual thing.  There are many older people in the neighborhood and I think they appreciated the visit as much as we appreciated the treat.  It was a lot of fun and nice to make conversation with neighbors we hadn't met before. 

They lasted about an hour and a half before they weren't interested in looking for porch lights so we called it quits and headed back home. 

The loot!

So another year has come and gone and another super successful Halloween is behind us.  Such fun. 

Now what are we going to do with ALL THIS CANDY?

Here's a quick blast through Halloweens past (this just made me realize there are no pics of me with the boys this year and no family pic...sad face):

Photo on the far left is courtesy of ChocolateBox Photography.



  1. You must have a wonderful neighborhood to trick or treat!! I think if we left a bowl on the step, everything would be gone after the first visit! Actually, it turned out that we only got about 10 trick-or-treaters because our house is on a corner, and kind of all on it's own, so kids tend to stick to the areas where houses are closer together. Anyway, it looks like you had a great time! It's also awesome that your communities worked together to avoid the storm - trick or treating on a Friday would definitely have had a more relaxed feel to it, I think...

    1. Yeah - our house is on a cul-de-sac off of a busier road so unless people live on our street (and it's not a very long street), they aren't going to trick or treat there. And the people that live on our street must know that because they were SUPER generous with the candy. :)

  2. Thanks so much for linking up with us! Sure were a lot of Buzz Lightyears out there this year and boy was he ever a cute one!!