Happy Cand-o-leen!

Monday October 31, 2011

Halloween was indeed a happy and sugar-filled affair.

It started with Adam’s preschool celebration.  Can you guess what he is?


If you guessed the cutest little Ewok, this side of Endor, you would be correct!   And this was probably the easiest “homemade” costume I have ever done.  We reused a bear costume and I bought one yard of felt, which I cut a hole in, made earholes, and pinned it to the bear hat.

His preschool class was full of adorable superheroes, pirates, cowgirls and the like.   Preschool is such a fun age for dress-up!


Preschool was just the dress rehearsal for the real deal.   The night time outing required face paint.


Here is our Star Wars Trio.


Sam was Bobba Fett, Wendy was, in her words, “Princess Leia, as a Jedi”, and of course, our adorable Ewok.


I told Leia to pose with her blaster gun.  It wasn’t till I reviewed the photos that I realized it looked like she was holding the Ewok hostage.

Our first stop was to our dear neighbor, Mrs. S.  She has always been so sweet with the kids.


Then we headed over to a neighbor’s house for a big meet-up.   Look at all the cute kiddos!


And check out the parent paparazzi!


And then they were off!


We took the neighborhood by storm.  The kids had no concept of skipping dark houses so they banged mercilessly at every door.  I started to holler, “No light, no candy!” in an effort to get them to move on.

A favorite stop was a middle school neighbor, who, with his parents set up a really cool “haunted path” in their backyard.   The mom was at the entrance and would call out “Sparks coming” if the little kids were walking through, or “Bonfires” if it was adults.  It was spooky and fun and the big kids loved it.  Adam wisely skipped it, as another 3 year old came out crying.

Finally it was back home to check out the loot.


Even though these two hit the exact same houses, Sam’s bag came home about 3lbs heavier.

We sorted, inspected, and bagged it up.


I let each kid keep about 25 pieces of their favorite, and combined the rest.   Most of the rest will get donated to either  Candy for Troops or the “Momma Needs Some Chocolate” fund.

All in all, it was a good haul and a fun night with neighbors and friends.

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3 Responses to Happy Cand-o-leen!

  1. 1
    Grandpa says:

    Save some of that haul for the Grandpa fund too.


  2. 2
    Xfitdad says:

    That is the cutest little ewok!
    Sam striking the pose over his candy is too funny.

  3. 3
    Grandma says:

    Great costumes and what a haul! I think Grandpa was drooling!

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