Halloween 2010

Sunday October 31, 2010
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We had another fun Halloween.  I’m often tempted to drag our family to every fun (free) activity that comes our way, but I’m proud to say, we kept things pretty low key this year.   We passed on a couple of activities and focused on the neighborhood party and ToTing afterwards.

Here’s the gang before we headed out.

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As you can see Adam was quite grumpy.  He refused to wear the adorable homemade Lamb costume I created, but did allow me to dress him in an old cow costume we had.

Here’s a close-up of Optimus Prime:

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And here we have Mary, Mother of Jesus:

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Take special note of blue-eyed long-lashed Baby Jesus.

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Thanks to the delayed onset of Daylight Savings Time, we were able to party in daylight and get some cute shots of the kids.

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In addition to cute kid costumes, many of the adults had great costumes too.

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Finally, it was time to get down to the business of trick-or-treating!

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We headed out in a big group with 10-15 kids and a gaggle of parents.

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Even Adam knew what to do and was willing to walk up the paths and hold out his candy bag.

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Finally, back home, it was time to count and sort the loot.

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Even though they hit the same number of houses, somehow Sam managed to snag a bigger take.

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Adam’s take was much less, but he didn’t seem to mind.

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After having a few treats, I told the bigger kids to pick their 20 favorite pieces, which we bagged up and labeled with their name.

The rest of it is going to the Candy Fairy, who will be delivering it to soldiers via Treats for Our Troops.   I weighed the bag of candy and it was over 8 lbs!

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2 Responses to Halloween 2010

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    Courtney says:

    Looks like fun, Kendra! Have to ask if anyone questions the candy fairy? We have the Great Pumpkin come to our house and the basics are that you leave out your candy at your place at the table a wee or so after halloween. That night the Great Pumpkin comes and takes the candy to give to kids who don’t get candy. He then leaves a book in place of your candy. This was just concocted out of nowhere. However now that chloe is older, I am wondering if she will see through the facade. ANy ideas to firm it up? I told her that other kids might not know about the GP because if you don’t leave your candy at your spot at the table, then he won’t come and get it. That seems to fly but I worry…

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    Kendra says:

    Courtney, I’m afraid I’m no help. The Candy Fairy left this nice note explaining how the candy would go to soldiers and as a special thanks, the CF left $2 for the big kids (the younger one was still to young to understand any of it).

    It took a while for the kids to notice the note and $$, and when they did, they seemed completely unphased. I’m thinking that next year the Candy Fairy might be on vacation.

    But like you, I definitely had an “out” for the CF – she only comes if you leave the candy for her.

    Wendy didn’t even bring up the idea of the CF this year, it was her younger brother. If she questions it, just say that s/he only comes to those who believe?

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