Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Purely joyous Halloween...

pumpkins after darkWe had a perfect night of trick-or-treating tonight (with the sad exception of NS getting stuck with a duty day today and not being able to be with us).

For the past few years, the boys have had their candy-begging experiences at local malls; it does not compare to the thrill and excitement of walking the neighborhood and seeing the decorations and the scary antics of kids too old to make the rounds for their own benefit. Since we are now living in a neighborhood full of families with young children (in military housing), this year seemed to be the year to alter tradition.

M and J thoroughly enjoyed their time tonight, and it was such a joy to witness them running up to doors and people, holding out their pumpkins, and checking the goods out as they walked away.

We gutted and carved pumpkins Saturday night but left them inside until tonight, which turned out to be a good thing since the bugs attacked within minutes of putting them out. The boys were so anxious to get going once I explained how to get candy from the's a miracle they managed to take a few bites of dinner before we left.

J and M at ends of family pumpkin trail

Hope y'all had a great night, too.

Tomorrow begins the NaBloPoMo challenge; let's pray I won't need someone coming to poke me with sticks to actually remember to post every day;>


Susan said...

How cutttee!

Jonathan said...

Looks like you had fun with Halloween - and good luck for NaBloPoMo!

I'm still not sure if I am "officially" taking part, but will probably post every day anyway.