Friday, October 31, 2008


For weeks, Half-pint has been asking me "It Halloween yet?" or "Time to twick-or-tweat? I NEED tweats!" Poor kid, the past few weeks have passed slowly-thankfully we've had a few distractions, like swim lessons, beginning preschool, and speech therapy (he had a 2 week Fall Break mid-October). This morning I awoke to a joyful squeal-I immediately knew that Daddy just broke the news-toady was Halloween! We began our celebration yesterday actually when Half-pint got to wear his bat costume to preschool. He was pretty excited. Then the celebrations continued this afternoon. We kept up the tradition of all converging at Daddy's office for trick-or-treating. Since Daddy's work is a family affair, Grammy, Grandpa, and all his Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins (on one side) are always there also. It's so fun for the adults to watch all the kids (6 under the age of 5)run around in their adorable costumes. Half-pint remembered going last year and was looking forward to it again this year.

This evening, I took the boys out just in our neighborhood. We hit quite a few houses. I was a little surprised how many houses were dark though. The weather was unseasonably warm-the warmest in the past 50 years! The warm costumes that are generally perfect for our cold Halloween evenings were almost too hot this year! I certainly got hot lugging Quarter-pint up and down the street.

Half-pint really enjoys answering our door and handing out the Halloween goods. I nearly had to drag him out the door so he could enjoy a little trick-or-treating himself. Rest assured, he quickly enjoyed himself, and even cried when we got to one house with an empty candy bowl on the front stoop.
Quarter-pint was a little unsure of the whole process, but he definitely didn't want to be left out of the Halloween action. At nearly every door, he wiggled until I put him down and he stood, patiently waiting at the door with Half-pint. He quickly became an expert at choosing his own candy-I had to pry him away from nearly every bowl.
(Yep, that's a banana in Quarter-pint's Monkey-suit pocket!)

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