This post's title may have made a little more sense with last week's post, when I talked about our trip to the pumpkin patch, but I think it's still works to talk about Halloween itself.
Dressed up as Princess Leia
As I'm sure you all know Halloween was on a Saturday this year. It's kind of the perfect day because you don't have to worry about rushing home from work to get started. Nor do you have to wonder how tired you'll be at work the following day. Except while Saturdays in general may be a a great day to go trick-or-treating, what isn't so great is to go outside in the pouring rain.
Luckily the weather forecasters knew this and most local areas changed trick-or-treating to Friday night, which worked out perfectly. (Until I lived in Louisiana I had never heard of the city having so much control of when trick-or-treating occurred, but this is actually the second time something like this has happened.) It wound up being a change for the best the the weather was perfect on Friday (and it did pour on Saturday!).
Elley had fun walking around the neighborhood in her stroller even if we didn't pick up any candy for her. Although as we were walking around the boy mentioned that if it was him, he'd be grilling hot dogs and hand those out instead. Sure enough, one block later, we walked by a house that was doing just that, so while the baby may not have picked up any treats, the adults did, eating hot dogs for dinner. Although I'm not sure that we'll get away without picking up candy for her next year.
As a Ballerina in 1985
It seemed like Elley had a far better first Halloween than I did! Not too surprising though considering I was only about 3 weeks old then. But I am sure I had a blast on my second Halloween when I dressed up as a ballerina. Either way, we had a good time and I'm sure Halloweens are just going to get more fun from here!