Monday, November 9, 2015

Everyone Hail to the Pumpkin King

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.
The Force is Strong With This One
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!).
photo 25
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!


  1. Wow, I've never heard of any place being able to change trick or treating either. Too funny! Since I live in NY, there were many years that I had to go out in the snow and it sucked! Lol.

    She looked so cute, and so did you! Aww! Love the baby pic.

  2. Aw, she is so cute! I think it is so interesting that some areas of the country/city change the day when you trick or treat. It's always on the 31st in MN/ND, regardless of how awful the weather is! That's great that it was changed to Friday for you guys so you could be outside on a night evening instead of dealing with rain!

  3. How cute is she?? Oh my goodness!
    I am so glad we ended up going to the fall festival at a local church. I was completely out of commission so we missed out on Trick or Treating when our neighborhood did it on Friday and Saturday the weather was just absolutely NASTY!

  4. Elley is so cute! What a great costume!

    And add me to the list of people who have never heard of changing trick or treating, although that is really an awesome idea! The weather our past few Hallowe'ens has not been ideal. Blah rain :(