Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

October Table

I don’t usually dress up for Halloween, but my table does!  Happy Halloween, scary readers.

Can I make a few notes about Halloween this year?  First, I think I saw kids being driven from house to house.  Driven!  I cannot even believe it.  Why, back in my day, we walked miles to collect all the candy.  Seriously.  My brother Charlie and I were quite serious about getting a good candy haul, and I’m sure we walked miles on Halloween night, trick-or-treating our little hearts out.  I love Halloween!  I love candy!

Second, for the first time in my nine years of apartment-dwelling, I had trick-or-treaters show up at my door.  And I had nothing to offer them, except some really old peppermints or chocolate-rum truffles.  It made me so sad!  But as much as I love sweets, I don’t really buy much candy.  I hope one day I will live in a house and be able to host a proper, candy-distributing Halloween night.  Some day…

Wait, before I go.  One more photo, which I have blatantly stolen from my sister-in-law.  It’s my niece and nephew in their matching tiger costumes.  I just melt every time I look at this photo.

Daddy's Tigers

(Thanks, Amanda!)


Happy Halloween, everyone!


Raquelita said...

A lot of kids were being driven around our neighborhood, too, but most of them were under the age of 8 and it was cold, dark, and the ground was slick with a crust of snow and some ice patches. We had more candy than was necessary, but we got a goodly number of trick-or-treaters maybe 70-80.

Rosiecat said...

Ah, 70-80? That's awesome. I think with your weather conditions, driving seems less ridiculous, though honestly, my brother and I would still have braved the cold and walked. Here in Texas, I think the houses are farther apart than they are in the neighborhood where I grew up, so there is a lot more walking for less candy.

Also, a lot of neighborhoods don't even have sidewalks, which is so unfortunate.

Amanda said...

Thank you Auntie Rose-Anne for taking my children shopping for Halloween costumes when I just didn't have it in me. You and Auntie Theresa sure did a good job getting Lydia to pick costumes for them <3