Growing up I remember dressing up for Halloween year after year. But if my memory serves me correctly, I wore that costume once, on Halloween night. That was it. Perhaps, one other time for a ward party, but that’s it.
Of course, now with children of my own, it seems that Halloween is no longer a one night holiday…it’s at least a week long extravaganza! I’m not complaining, I love it, and so do the kids. Plus we get a lot more use out of each of the costumes!!
So the kids dressed up on Monday to trick-or-treat at the medical college, and they scored a fair amount of candy.
I love that these three girls are all the same age, within weeks of each other, Hallie being the oldest, and by far the smallest! And no the other girls are not wearing high heels!!
Later in the week, Hallie had her classroom party where she also dressed-up. We opted out of the Halloween party we were supposed to go to Friday night at the school knowing very well we would be back in the costumes the very next night for some “Halloween Eve” trick-or-treating.
I was a little disappointed to have Steve so far away during all our activities. It didn’t seem right doing it without him! But the show must go on, and we were fortunate to spend the evening with great friends. We had a selection of soups and breadsticks at the Smith’s home before we headed out for a night of candy. It was chilly. 45 degrees and windy. It was then and only then, for just a split second I thought of Steve in Arizona with all our nieces and nephews in short sleeves enjoying the nice weather and there was a smidge of jealousy, but it was a fleeting moment and I moved on to soaking in our last Wisconsin Halloween.
The neighborhood we walked was amazing. The houses were all close together, they had decorated and shut down one of the streets and everyone sat in their driveways with buckets of candy. It was the easiest and fastest candy gathering I’ve ever experienced. Which was welcomed considering the weather and the age of our children!
We went back to the house and enjoyed some hot chocolate, while the children devoured what candy they could with distracted parents! It was a good night. Sad Steve missed sharing it with us!