Monday, November 2, 2009

Trick or Treat

Because we took pictures on the stairs last year:

I thought we'd start a tradition of taking halloween photos in this same spot every year:

We waited until it got dark and set out for Poppy's first trick or treat! I think it's safe to say I was more excited than she was. She was more interested in the moon, her most favorite thing:

We walked across the street and told her what to do.

Halloween must be perplexing for a two year old- you mean I just ring the door bell, say 'trick or treat' and someone gives me candy? And then we do the same thing at another house? And then you let me eat it? Without going potty first? Can we do this again tomorrow?

As I expected, she didn't make a peep at any of the homes we visited. Chris, who carried her to most of them, prompted her over and over to say "trick or treat" and "thank you" but it was all a bit much.

I'm almost ashamed to admit that because it was so cold we drove through our neighborhood instead of walking, hitting up clusters of homes. I know- pathetic. But, that way one of us was able to sit in the car with the baby. This guy happily joined us, too:

Poppy got cold and told us she was ready to go home and hand out candy. Here's her loot. We told her she could pick one treat to eat. She chose a sucker:

As if the night weren't already exciting enough, at Poppy's request we decorated sugar cookies. Someone gave out the bottled water- it was her favorite treat of the night (okay so we gave her two treats-we're rebels like that). She asked for it first thing the next morning.

Chloe was content to sit in her new big girl spot, Poppy's old booster seat on a bar stool:

These were my pumpkin cookies. Not bad for my first time, right?

These were Poppy's:

Also not bad, but she was more concerned with getting the icing in her mouth:

What can I say, she gets it honestly:)

Goodbye October, see you next year!

1 comment:

Donna Boucher said...

I love the little nurse picture with daddy!!! He looks so happy and cute in that shot!

You are great parents!!! Making cookies and all!
Super fun!