This was the year that our oldest retired from trick-or-treating. I think it's a little sad, but he was ready and it was time.
The girls were as excited as ever to get all dressed up and head out with their friends.
We had a zebra and a pink crayon. Pretty cute, huh?
I'm not sure Natty would know how to trick-or-treat without Emma by her side.
Their friend Eliza joined them, too. Isn't her Junie B. Jones costume the greatest?
I like Halloween just fine and I certainly enjoy all the treats, but we don't get too into it. Heck, we didn't even carve our pumpkin this year. I'm amazed at the people who go all out. One of our neighbors starts decorating his house a month in advance. He builds the scene all month long and it's fun to watch it evolve and try to guess what the finished product will be.
His E.T. theme drew all sorts of attention. My picture doesn't do it justice, but a motor attached to the bike actually makes the boy's legs pedal! His scene inspired an E.T. movie night at our house. The kids loved it.
I manned my usual candy-passing post. My favorite moment of the night was when two of my kindergarteners came to the door. One of them pointed and shouted, "I know you!" It reminded me of that scene in Elf when some mentions Santa and Buddy says, "Santa! I know him!"
I've already had more than my share of chocolate and the girls aren't even back with their haul yet. Great memories, great fun.