|Greetings from Narnia!|
|Love the little kids expressions!|
|Boogie is King Peter and Buggy is a fairy in the school parade|
|Bananas is very excited by getting Boots as a treat.|
Boogie had soccer practice on Halloween night, but I hate driving on Halloween with so many people out and walking about we skipped it. Instead, Hubby came home early and we ate an early dinner. The kiddos put on their costumes and I made them sit through a ton of pictures. They were pretty good natured, but totally ready to go trick or treating with the neighbors.
I ended up going trick-or-treating with the kids this year. Usually I hand out the candy. Usually we have a little one that can't go out yet and I stay home with her/him. But this year all 3 kids were rarin' to go. Bananas walked to each house saying, "teet, teet, teet."When he got to the house someone would hold out the bowl of candy for him and he would dig both hands in and come up with one candy. I would ask, "Can you say, thank you?" and he'd nod yes. He'd finally sign "thank you" and blow kisses as he said, "Byyyyyyye" in a sing song voice. The big kids went way ahead with the next door neighbors, but the other mom kept up with them as Bananas and I brought up the rear. He sat in the back part of our stroller so I didn't have to strap him in. I tried to bypass a few houses, because really how much candy does a 20-month old really need? But nothin' doin'. That little stinker would get out of the stroller while it was still moving and march himself up to each house and loved it!
|Even though this is blurry, I love the sweet smile shared between my Mom and Mr. Bananas|
As our group passed other families in the neighborhood, we ended up joining our groups and by the end of the night, there were four families all together: 13 kids and 8 adults. I really liked the sense of community and how we all watched out for each other's kids. After 1 mile and more than 2 hours of walking the neighborhood I walked my kids home where Hubby took over and drove them to my parents' house for their treats. My parents love seeing the kids in their costumes and answering the door to them. I'm grateful that we live close enough where we can have that experience. I stayed home for candy duty.
|Pumpkins lining our driveway :)|