This was C's first year to go trick or treating and it was SO fun!! She wasn't sure what to do at first but I went with a group of 2 other moms and their kids ranging in age from 2-9 and she caught on quickly by following their lead. She was intrigued by all the pumpkins and lights. She kept waving at them and saying "Hi" to them in her little mouse voice.
off we go!
We finished with my neighborhood friends and Derek surprised us by skipping class so he could take her out....so we ate dinner and went out for round 2! She knew exactly what to do this time! She'd go up the steps and knock on every door, smile at the neighbor and grab a hand full of candy and drop it in her bag!
It was a little chilly out, but it was a perfect night. I'll always remember her little hands knocking on the doors, how she was so independent and wanted to climb up and down every step all by herself...even if it took her longer than everyone else and they had already made it to the next house by the time she was done :)
Our neighborhood was so friendly and festive. Everyone introduced themselves to each other and welcomed new neighbors to the area. An older woman sat on her front porch in her rocking chair and passed out pumpkin cinnamon rolls.
caught my monkey!
So the plan was for D and I to be Tarzan and Jane with their little monkey....but he ended up having class so I had to come up with a completely last minute costume. An old pair of my husbands khaki's and 20 safety pins later....I was a Zookeeper. It was definitely fitting because I was chasing my little monkey all night!
|Taking her back to the Zoo!|
My favorite thing about the night was every time she grabbed candy and put it in her bag she would say "more". She would sign it and say it! It was so funny! Some neighbors even gave her more candy because they thought it was so adorable.
Here are a few more pics from our fun night!
|Back away from my candy!|