Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Trick or Treat? (Careful What You Wish For!)

Just wanted to share a bit more of our Halloween adventures with you this evening.  It sure all goes by fast once darkness falls...  As in most good things, I suppose.

We had friends over for pizza before the big event.  A sure way of getting the kids to eat SOMETHING before the candy took over.  The girls dressed up, each with their own plans.  Amanda is at the age of course when she wishes to go with friends instead of us.. ::pout::  Mailee and her friend went door to door through our complex with us moms following closely behind.  There were HUNDREDS of kids of all ages, and many adults dressed up as well.  I must admit, I wasn't feeling the urge to dress up this year.  Last year I went in my robe and slippers... We have people from all over town come here and park alongside the grass.  One thing I've never seen before that really impressed me this year was that there were also police officers patrolling the complex by foot.  That made me feel a little more secure about letting my older daughter go off with friends on their own.

Amanda stayed home for a bit with her dad and passed out some candy before going out and getting her fill.  What was probably the sweetest thing I saw all day was that when she returned home, and trick or treaters still knocked fiercely upon our door, she kindly gave out her own candy without thinking twice.  It had to have been close to half her bag.  Not Mailee... She was happy as a pig in doo doo, busily embracing her own sugary loot, as I shared in the previous entry.... ;o)

We weren't allowed to dress up at school.  I can't say was surprised at the announcement.  Holiday celebrations can be a bit tricky (pardon the pun.) with this age group.  With any age group, actually.  There are many families who do not celebrate Halloween for religious or personal reasons.  Of course, we honor all other holidays the best we can, and we DID celebrate in a quiet way.  A mom from our class came in at the end of the day and played Halloween and Harry Potter songs on the violin.  She played beautifully, and it was a real treat for the entire class.

Wishing you the best of treats, today and always!

9 comments:

siennastarr said...

Michelle...  Thanks for sharing your Halloween night.  Sounds like you had a pretty good time.. as good a time as you can have walking door to door while your kids candy! lol

Happy day, girl!

Hugs
Jackie

lanurseprn said...

Sounds like a fun holiday to me!
Pam

queenb8261 said...

Sounds like a pretty good Halloween all in all.  The kids here were not allowed to dress up either.  Why not?  I just don't understand.  Well, I do.  But that doesn't mean I have to like it.  I realize some costumes are pretty graphic, but could that not be judged by teacher and staff? If it's too graphic...off it comes. And as far for the day not being celebrated then what's next? No thanksgiving day lunch? No Christmas programs? It's all getting just a TAD TOO politically correct for me. (Sorry for the rant...LOL)  I tend to go off on a tangent.
Hopeyou have a nice November.
Barb

bobbysgirl8584 said...

Glad you and the girls had a fun nite!!! I ran out of candy for the first time ever; I hardly ever get any kids and this year I bought less candy and got TONS of kids!!!
Maria

ksgal3133 said...

I'm glad you all had a good Halloween! Love the picture in your previous entry :)
The school here use to celebrate with a Fall Festival but they don't do that anymore either.

Take care,
Gretchen
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sugarsweet056 said...

Sounds like you had a nice Halloween! :)
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Have a lovely evening.
Sugar

radar446 said...

Sounds like you had a pleasant Halloween.  Mine was uneventful.

Greg
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canyonsun04 said...

How sweet of her to pass out her OWN candy, that is really something.  Very sweet girl :)
Hugs
Ang

delela1 said...

Sounds like you had a nice Halloween.

I read back a few entries and I'm sorry to read about the loss of your friend.

Dona
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