Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Pumpkin Night 2008

Halloween. Supposed to be a night of FUN trick-or-treating...little, cute, dressed up kids trampling the neighbors lawns asking for candy while the parents stand back at each driveway thinking, "oh, how cute!"...checking our trick-or-treat bags after each candy deposit to see how much we have now...ya, well, our Halloween was a little different.

First our idea was based around the weather. It rained all day as you fellow Olympian's recall. It did in fact stop in time for the festivities, but it was COLD!! So we decided that we were going to take the girls, (Darrell and Shannon Cowan's little girl, Shaelynn, also our goddaughter, came with us) to the mall and do the "store to store" trick-or-treating. But we found out that they had changed the hours since last year. This year it was 4-6pm...what? it stops at 6pm? Who made that rule? We found this out at about 5:50pm. The next option was to go outside and do the regular door-to-door trick-or-treating...which secretly, is what I REALLY wanted to do (Bree had done the mall thing the past 2 years). So we put long sleeved shirts and tights under the girls costumes and headed out the daycare neighborhood.

And off they went.

We got about 3 or 4 houses into the night and out came a little 8 year old boy wearing a "scary mask", what parent in their right mind would let their child wear these kinds of masks? It absolutley terrified Bree and Shaelynn. The little boy was nice enough though to take his mask off and tell them "look, I'm just a boy, don't be scared." But that didn't make a difference, they were still scared. This is Bree after the "scary boy"

It took some convincing to get her to walk on the sidewalk again.

So, I think next year we will go to an "inside-lit-no-scary-mask-or-scary-skeleton-door" trick-or-treating event.

She did look pretty darn cute though, don't you think??


crunchy peas said...

Yes!! Very, very cute!!

Jana, Jeff and Jaydin Gilchrist said...

Oh my that is the cutes costume ever! Your mom did a great job. I love her little basket.