Today is (was?) Halloween.
We LOVE Halloween.
I have loved Halloween All. My. Life.
In fact, true story, the last time I trick-or-treated I was PREGNANT with my oldest SON. Can you just imagine? Married, pregnant, dressed as Little Red Riding Hood and trick or treating. Which just goes to show you what a total nutjob I am. But you knew that.
So anyway, the apples didn't fall far from the tree. My sons LOVE Halloween and LOVE trick or treating. And we have a subdivision full of generous souls who give lots of candy. So tonight's haul was OBSCENE.
First of all, this year was the first year (since I was a pregnant Little Red Riding Hood) that I have gotten into the Halloween spirit. But we ended up with an extra black costumey dress thing and I was able to buy a $1.99 witch hat and turn the whole thing into a witch costume, which I was able to wear very convincingly (according to my children). :)
Oldest was some sort of ninja-ey kind of thing and Youngest was some sort of Grim Reaper sort of thing and between all of us we match quite nicely.
It was very windy and my witch hat was blowing all over the place, but these were the best pictures of all of us that came out so there you have it.
These were taken BEFORE. You will recognize that the next pictures were AFTER:
Youngest was exhausted but had QUITE the haul. And it needs to be said that we went to a normal amount of houses- they're just generous.
Oldest was much more athletic in his candy search; he tackled his Trick or Treating evening with much vim and vigor. He made it (with his friends with him) to many more houses than Youngest and I were able to hit, and his obscenely large stash proves this. My goodness.
Actually, it needs to be said right here and now that ALL of the hard candy (non-chocolate and non-melting) in their haul is immediately sorted out (by them) and set aside for our yearly Operation Christmas Child box(es) that we give to Samaritan's Purse.
Just look at them.
Happy, triumphant little gluttons. Just look at those happy, content little faces. It's amazing the joy that candy can bring. And it's FREE! Free candy! What can be better than free candy????
Just look at the contentment... Here's Youngest lovingly cradling his two huge ziploc bags full of candy.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! :)