Halloween Recap

Pretty sure Sloppy Joe’s on Halloween make everything better. It was so fun to finally be the person behind the door handing out candy. Now all we need next year is our friends and their kids over so we have a houseful of people and chatter.

I trick or treated well into my teens with friends and my favorite part (aside from hogs of candy) was going up to the houses where the laughter greeted you before the faces. Happy laughter from houses full of people, adults watching TV or taking care of kids – kids in the background trying on costumes or trading candy, decorating cookies, eating pizza.

Halloween was the acceptable holiday to peek inside of someone’s life. That would probably be my very favorite part of this night, always.

We had a Tooth Fairy and a Dalmatian yesterday.

Halloween 2011

Halloween 2011

Halloween 2011

Aaron took the kids through the neighborhood while I giggled like a school girl and handed out candy. It was like I finally got to do something I’ve always wanted to do. Why I didn’t have this on my Life List is beyond me.

I’ll remind you right now that I am a girl of simple pleasures. Hopelessly romantic, poetry, holding hands. I was more excited to turn 16, not to drive, but to finally feel what it was like to buckle my seat belt with the opposite hand.

Yea, I know. My mom laughed at me too.

I make no apologies. I love what I love. It’s almost always the little things.

(Aaron, diamonds are little … I’m just putting it out there.)

So yes, I was the weird person behind a door with slippers on and no costume handing out candy to all the little monsters and I loved every minute of it.

The kids woke up this morning toting their presents around the house from the Halloween Fairy. Our daughter got a Tony Hawk finger skate board and ramp (something she has been BEGGING for, way to go Fairy.) and our son got a Dump Truck that (wait for it) makes noise! Imagine that!

Did the fairy make it to your door last night??

2 thoughts on “Halloween Recap

  1. The “peek inside” is a great part of Halloween! I do love the dress-up part too…and I really don’t like being left home to hand out candy. For the past 5 or so years, trick or treating has become quite the family celebration. This year there were 7 adults and 5 kiddos and one dog – the dog was the only one not in costume! We were quite the sight I’m sure! šŸ™‚
    I’m glad you had fun on Halloween! And you are so right about the sloppy joe’s – I was trying to convince everyone to have those instead of delivery pizza (bleh!). Next year…

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