Saturday, October 31, 2009

Photos + words: Halloween 2009

Mallory was grossed out by the pumpkin guts and wanted nothing to do with the carving.
Getting ready for visitors to our house.
Spotting the first set of trick-or-treaters making rounds just as we were setting out ourselves.
The prettiest Cinderella ever.
And, the coolest pirate dude.
About two minutes after we went outside, the kids decided (despite multiple layers - Mallory was wearing 3 shirts under her dress) that it was just too cold to go out in costumes alone. So much for putting all that effort into Mallory's dress! (But at least the wonky zipper in the back was hidden from view!)
I love getting a few shots of the kids ToT'ing at some of the well-decked out neighbours' houses, like this one...
... and this one...
... and this one.
Back at home, checking out the stash. The kids didn't have much ToT'ing stamina. Halfway down the first cul-de-sac, Liam decided he'd had enough, and we turned and headed home.
They probably got more enjoyment out of dropping loot into the bags of kids who came to our house. We counted about 85 kids in all.


Anonymous said...

I have never really got the whole Halloween thing but looking at your photos, the kids' costumes and the houses in your neighbourhood - let alone the number of sweets - I can begin to see the attraction :)

Dawn said...

too sweet!
Seriously though, someone gave out toothbrushes??
Glad the weather held out for you!

Carrie said...

Yes... our dentist neighbour. He gave out candy too though, so all was well. :)