Oh man. Halloween was a bust this year...and I have put off posting until I had some photos to share...but of course I still don't have any.
It rained on Halloween and with sick kids to boot, we just didn't get any photos taken.
I have kept the costumes out, and since the kids are home from school tomorrow we are going to try and get a few shots.
I just have to say...this was a most interesting Halloween for me.
Because some of the kids were sick I did many things this year I have never done.
For one, I missed our ward Fall Festival...which I have actually NEVER done since we have lived out here.
How strange was that!
And then...I stayed home and passed out candy while Troy took the kids trick or treating.
I have never stayed home to pass out candy and it was strange.
Can I share a little of what I observed?
Most kids are very polite.
They mostly said thank you and were very pleasant.
Having said that...there were a few interesting moments too.
There were the kids who actually had the nerve to request a specific kind of candy, with one child actually expressing his frustration at the type of candy we were giving away -- he wanted M&Ms and we didn't have any. What were we thinking?
There were many who did not say thank you, and even when out with their parents were not reminded to be polite. Oh. We said "you're welcome" regardless.
There were many children who did not even both to wear a costume...they just showed up in their school clothes with a sack asking for candy.
And seriously...how many children came to my door wearing a ski mask as their costume? Yeah. Like 10 of them. People! A ski mask is not a Halloween costume.
And...I am not a officially a firm believer that there is such a thing as being too old to trick or treat. I don't know what that age is...but I know it when I see it.
And seriously...when the porch light is off it means we have run out of candy.
We passed out over seven pounds of candy.
But, even with all the craziness...we had a good time at home.
Katie thought Halloween was a blast and thoroughly enjoyed passing out candy to all the children...okay, all the ones not wearing ski masks!
And every time a child would walk up to our door she would smile and say, "Trick or Treat." eek. It was cute.