Wow. This is the first year I can remember it being cold here in Virginia on Halloween. Okay. Not really cold, 55-60ish, but usually its more like 90. The kids actually had to put clothes on under their costumes and this never happens. I would love to say that I'm the crafty mom who can sew and make costumes for the kids but...I'm not. I find it way more fun and way less frustrating to let them browse the Internet and catalogs and pick out whichever costume strikes their fancy. This year Handsome kept changing his mind and the costumes ended up arriving the Wednesday before Halloween. Usually they are here at least a month ahead.
We Trick or Treat with our neighbors and this year the wagon was loaded with snacks. Mummy Pups (pigs in a blanket) and pumpkin and ghost shaped ham and cheese sandwiches kept the kids warm and out of the candy until we got home. Thanks Kathy!
This was also the first year we stayed out the entire duration of T&T time. Usually we are home and have 30 minutes to give out candy, but the kids are older and wanted to stay out. This is NOT a good idea. The last houses we arrived at were giving out full size candy bars and due to the time, were trying to get rid of it ALL. The kids doubled their load in the last 10 minutes and between the two of them collected 8 pounds of candy. Yes. Hubster weighed it.
We will have candy through the new year but the memory is priceless and the kids were so flippin' adorable.
How did your family make out?