Halloween is the best time! We get to decorate the house in tacky Halloween stuff and carve pumpkins AND give out candy to cute little dressed up kids. Photos of the decorated house are here. Closeups of the pumpkins are here. Ian designed both pumpkin patterns this year and I think he did a great job. He's also much better at actually cutting out the patterns than I am :) I had to re-do my pumpkin as it didn't turn out very well the first time, but I'm pleased with the final result.
Usually we get a few teenagers out but there were none this year; all of the 41 kids who came to the door were under 12 or so. I'm ok with that because I like giving candy to kids.
This year, there were princesses and frogs and teenage mutant ninja turtles and zombies and batman and spiderman and more. I love the little boy's superheroes costumes with the muscles :) One very young person (he was maybe 2 years old) pointed at my candy bowl and kept saying "Caaaaaanddyyyy!!!!" His mom told him that he had to say "trick or treat'", so he then said "tri or tre". I figured that was close enough :)
One lovely young zombie asked me, "What did one casket say to the other casket?" Me: "I don't know." Zombie: "Who's coffin in here? *cough* *cough*" :) What's not to love there? :)
We had one little blue princess who took one look at Lotus and started yelling "Doggie! DOGGIE!" at the top of her lungs. Fortunately, Mrs H was holding her (Lotus, not the princess) so a near disaster was averted. And then, after Geoff gave her the standard ration of two chocolate bars, she reached into the box and took another one! We all laughed but my nerves were a bit on edge. I can only imagine how poor Lotus must have felt. I think the little blue princess had dipped into her candy stash a bit early!
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