Dr. Seuss costumes are in the book: The grinch, Cindy Lou Who, Thing 1, Cat in the Hat, Fox in Socks, the Lorax and Blue fish (as in red fish, blue fish). Costumes that will now fill another box in the attic. (A collection that keeps growing in number of boxes – we need to start recycling these things!)
It’s late Halloween night and I’m sifting through a lot of pictures. Both from tonight and even this morning’s Halloween parade, Cannon’s parade yesterday, our neighborhood party last Saturday – we’re talking a lot of pictures. And I thought for sure I’d be able to have all the photos edited and ready to post. But I don’t. Instead we had an amazing evening with great friends, where we sat on our driveway and handed out candy, enjoyed a nacho bar, kept track of game 6 and took the kids trick-or-treating in shifts. It’s the first year we haven’t had a neighborhood party the night of Halloween and I have to say, I quite enjoyed just hanging out on the driveway.
We saw so many people – we figure there was probably 800 people that stopped by for candy and we kept handing it out until it got pretty late and we had to finally get kids in bed. We didn’t have any meltdowns. (Correction – Cannon had a meltdown when a 30-year-old man didn’t just want the candy from the bucket we were handing out from, he also took a fist full from Cannon’s bucket and took off which left Cannon in tears. Easily rectified, but I was irritated at his boldness!)
We had a driveway full of friends and neighbors and it was quite the sight. Tables full of chairs, empty plates and candy wrappers. Kids weaving scooters/plasma cars/cozy coupes in and out of tables. Game 6 on a television we set up outside. The kids were happy. The parents were happy. And nobody hit their exhaustion point – the point we avoid at all costs!
And then it was over. Hunter, Bennett and Cannon all requested to sleep in the one piece suits from their costumes and I happily obliged – the only thing I was strict on was brushing those teeth!