Monday, January 28, 2008

Halloween 2007

Halloween wasn't the same this year. There is no way for the kids to walk around our neighbourhood, no sidewalks and huge distances from house to house. We were told that very few kids go out on our road, so we made up bags full of candy and other loot and set them out in a bowl on our front steps. We drove the kids into town to trick or treat. When we got home we found that NOBODY had taken any of the bags we put out.

This was the first year that Patrick was "too cool" to trick or treat. A sad milestone. I brought along a Zorro costume (mask, hat, cape, black pants, shoes and white dress shirt) JUST IN CASE. No pressure. He wouldn't budge on it, so we made him sit in the van while the other kids went out.

Anyway, here are the other kids.

Kira was a fairy princess. She had planned to be Cinderella again, so I bought her gloves and a wig to add to her costume from last year. At the last minute she decided to throw on her pink dress and some wings. Kira was hilarious this year. She didn't stop talking the whole time. She commented on people's houses ("Wow, your house is lovely."), their physical appearance ("You sure are tall/pretty/old/fat.") and thanked them for the candy ("Wow, how did you know I like those? Thank you so much."). In between houses, she declared her love of Halloween.

Hanna was the sweetest little bunny.

Campbell was a vampire again.

Damon was a hobo. He came up with the idea all on his own and he knew how to do it, he asked us to take him to Value Village so he could buy some old clothes. He had on ripped dirty jeans (his own, lol), hoodie and a lumberjacket and carried a piece of cardboard that he wrote "Will work for candy" on. He put on Matt's fisherman mask. He told Kira he was dressed as a bum. The first house they went to, she told the people, "I am a fairy princess, Campbell is a vampire, and Damon is a BUTT." I explained that he was not a BUTT, that we said "bum" but that we didn't mean a person's bottom, that it was another word for a person begging on the street. So the next house they went to, she bellowed out, "Trick or treat! I am a fairy princess, Campbell is a vampire and Damon used to be a BUTT, but now my mom says he isn't."


Cakes said...

so cute!

Melanie said...

LOL at Kira's commentary!

gblinda said...

so cute! I'm in dial up hell now so I can't believe you have the patience to upload pictures! I refuse to touch the computer at home...can't believe how big the kiddos are getting...

Melissa said...

LOL..gotta love kids and their frankness/honesty.

Oh and by the way, my kids are 17, 15, 14, and 7 as you know and NONE of them are too cool/big to trick or treat. I keep asking J how is it that he and his friends manage to get ppl to give them candy.

I love the sweet. I'm sorry it wasn't quite the same, I remember it being like that when I lived at my grandmas. We hardly got any trick or treaters and we had to DRIVE from house to house, unlike most of my Halloween nights were we spent them walking to neighborhood carnivals and trick-or-treating door to door.

And that first picture, I barely can recognize sure is big.

I'm so glad to see an update too. Now you have to put a RSS feed on your blog so I can suscribe with me new google reader. It's soooo nice, I can see who has updated write with my emails. Woo hoo.

Love ya all!!

Jenni said...


Your kids are TOO cute.